Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason: Studies in Lacanian Theory and Practice

Author(s) : Dany Nobus

Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason: Studies in Lacanian Theory and Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 298
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 96299
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032172118
  • ISBN 10 : 1032172118

Reviews and Endorsements

"In his fast-paced Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason, Nobus asks crucial questions about Lacan's theories and practice, not shying away from embarrassing issues like the use of variable sessions, the rationale of exorbitant fees, and traces of male chauvinism. Mapping the entire Lacanian field, this alert and funny book constructs a decagon-a polygon close to a circle-whose ten concepts are angles from which diagonals crisscross strategically. We follow effortlessly Lacan's histories, theories and inventions, effectively squaring the circle of Freudian Unreason." - Jean-Michel Rabate, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

"In this hugely impressive book, which is written with exemplary clarity, erudition and verve, Dany Nobus dares to ask profound and daunting questions about why Lacan remains such a vital and challenging motivator for thinking. Propelled by the force of this question ("Why Lacan?"), Nobus enters into the most vexed and enriching zones of psychoanalytic reflection and takes the reader along with him. The book is thought-provoking, wonderfully argued, pedagogical, and playfully lucid. It is also a gripping read that will help re-introduce Lacan to a new generation of thinkers." - Elissa Marder, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Emory University.

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