Jean Laplanche

Jean Laplanche (1924 – 2012) was described by the journal Radical Philosophy as “the most original and philosophically informed psychoanalytic theorist of his day.” Studying philosophy under Hyppolite, Bachelard, and Merleau-Ponty, he became an active member of the French Resistance under the Vichy regime. Under the influence (and treatment) of Jacques Lacan, Laplanche came to earn a doctorate in medicine and was certified as a psychoanalyst. He eventually broke ties with Lacan and began regularly publishing influential contributions to psychoanalytic theory, his first volume appearing in 1961. In 1967 he published, with his colleague J.-B. Pontalis, the celebrated encyclopaedia The Language of Psychoanalysis. A member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, co-founder of the Association Psychanalytique de France, emeritus professor and founder of the Center for Psychoanalytic Research at the Université de Paris VII, and assistant professor at the Sorbonne, he also oversaw, as scientific director, the translation of Freud’s complete oeuvre into French for the Presses Universitaires de France.

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Freud and the Sexual

Freud and the Sexual

by Jean Laplanche

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Freud and the Sexual is the translation of Laplanche’s Sexual: La sexualité élargie au sens freudien, his work from 2000 to 2006. Clear and direct, often witty, this volume is a pleasure to read and... (more)

The Language of Psychoanalysis

The Language of Psychoanalysis

by Jean Laplanche, Jean-Bertrand Pontalis

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Sigmund Freud evolved his theories throughout his lifetime. This entailed many revisions and changes which he himself never tried to standardize rigidly into a definitive conceptual system. The need... (more)

Essays on Otherness

Essays on Otherness

by Jean Laplanche

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Jean Laplanche is an incisive and important representative of contemporary psychoanalytic theorists. This text presents in English many of Laplanche's key essays and also provides an overview of his... (more)

The Temptation of Biology: Freud's Theories of Sexuality

The Temptation of Biology: Freud's Theories of Sexuality

by Jean Laplanche

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The Temptation of Biology is one of Laplanche’s central achievements in the latter half of his career: a major monograph on sexuality. Originally published in 1987 as Le fourvoiement biologisant de... (more)

Life and Death in Psychoanalysis

Life and Death in Psychoanalysis

by Jean Laplanche

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160 pages. (more)

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