Lacan: The Silent Partners

Editor : Slavoj Zizek

Lacan: The Silent Partners

Book Details

  • Publisher : Verso
  • Published : January 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 480
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 23404
  • ISBN 13 : 9781844675494
  • ISBN 10 : 1844675491

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It is well known that Jacques Lacan developed his ideas in dialogue with major European thought and art, past and present. Yet what if there is another frame of reference, rarely or never mentioned by Lacan, which influenced his thinking, and is crucial to its proper understanding? Zizek focuses on Lacans silent partners, those who provide a key to Lacanian theory, discussing his work in relation to the Pre-Socratics, Diderot, Hegel, Nietzsche, Hölderlin, Wagner, Turgenev, Kafka, Henry James, Artaud and Kiarostami.

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As Zizek says, "The ultimate aim of the present volume is to instigate a new wave of Lacanian paranoia: to push readers to engage in the work of their own and start to discern Lacanian motifs everywhere, from politics to trash culture, from obscure ancient philosophers to contemporary Iranian filmmakers."

"The giant of Ljubljana provides the best intellectual high since Anti-Oedipus." - The Village Voice

"The Elvis of cultural theory." - Chronicle of Higher Education

"Zizek leaves no social or natural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation." - New Yorker

Contributors include Alain Badiou, Bruno Bosteels, Joan Copjec, Mladen Dolar, Fredric Jameson, Silvia Ons, and Alenka Zupancic.

Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also visiting professor at the United States universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York, and the University of Michigan).

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Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art.

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