Lacan, Language, and Philosophy

Author(s) : Russell Grigg

Lacan, Language, and Philosophy

Book Details

  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 214
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 28675
  • ISBN 13 : 9780791473467
  • ISBN 10 : 0791473465
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Explores the linguistic turn in psychoanalysis taken by Jacques Lacan. Russell Grigg provides lively and accessible readings of Lacan and Freud that are grounded in clinical experience and informed by a background in analytic philosophy. He addresses key issues in Lacanian psychoanalysis, from the clinical (how psychosis results from the foreclosure of the signifier the Name-of-the Father; the father as a symbolic function; the place of transference) to the philosophical (the logic of the pas-tout; the link between the superego and Kant's categorical imperative; a critique of ieks account of radical change). Grigg's expertise and knowledge of psychoanalysis produce a major contribution to contemporary philosophical and psychoanalytic debates.

About the Author(s)

Russell Grigg lectures in philosophy and is the co-ordinator of psychoanalytic studies at Deakin University, Australia. Dr Grigg has a PhD in psychoanalysis and has published extensively on psychoanalysis. He is also known for his translations of the seminars of Jacques Lacan. He is currently a psychoanalyst in private practice.

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