Philosophy After Lacan: Politics, Science, and Art

Editor : Alireza Taheri, Editor : Chris Vanderwees, Editor : Reza Naderi

Part of The Lines of the Symbolic in Psychoanalysis series - more in this series

Philosophy After Lacan: Politics, Science, and Art

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : May 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 97644
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032546452
  • ISBN 10 : 103254645X
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Philosophy After Lacan: Politics, Science, and Art brings together reflections on contemporary philosophy inspired by and in dialogue with Lacanian theory.

Rather than focus on the thinkers who came before Lacan, the editors maintain attention on innovations in contemporary philosophy that owe their emergence to complimentary, critical, direct, or tangential engagement with Lacan. This collection makes one of the first concerted efforts to expand discussions between psychoanalysis and more recent philosophical thinkers while gathering chapters by some of the leading philosophical voices of the present moment. With contributors from around the world, this book has international appeal and is unique in its emphasis on contemporary philosophies inspired or influenced by Lacan.

Philosophy After Lacan will not only appeal to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, but also to students and professors of philosophy, critical theory, psychology, politics, history, and literature.

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Philosophy After Lacan: Politics, Science and Art is a marvellous collection of essays testifying to the vitality and timeliness of Lacan's ideas. Most extant examinations of Lacan's relations with philosophy tend to restrict themselves to situating Lacan historically vis-à-vis philosophers and philosophical orientations of the past. By welcome contrast, Philosophy After Lacan focuses on how Lacanian thought enables today's philosophers and theorists to develop new and original approaches to a range of fields and topics across the theoretical humanities. There is no more convincing demonstration that Lacanianism is a living and fruitful tradition than this superb volume of papers.
Adrian Johnston. Distinguished Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of New Mexico

Antiphilosophy is an ambivalent term and Lacan caused much provocation, irritation, and misunderstanding, when he applied it to his own teaching. But rather than simply rejecting philosophy, Lacan's antiphilosophical position invites both philosophers and psychoanalysts not to forget to constantly challenge their practices from within, for this is what makes these practices, theoretical and clinical, alive. The contributions in this volume, meticulously edited, show how the practice of philosophy looks like, when Lacan’s challenge is taken seriously, that is, beyond provocation. They demonstrate that philosophy and psychoanalysis have always entertained a relation of seduction and entanglement. This relation, troubled and critical at times, is in truth a love relation.
Samo Tomšič, Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin

Moving across fields as diverse as neuroscience, theology, mathematics, continental philosophy, linguistics and politics, this incredible collection - a veritable 'dream team' of Lacanian thinkers and scholars - demonstrates how the multiple trajectories of Lacanian 'anti-philosophy' have inflected contemporary thought today in a way which is both irreversible and profound. We have, in recent decades, heard of the linguistic and affective turns in social theory. This seminal volume tracks the impact of the Lacanian turn in cultural theory today.
Derek Hook, Duquesne University, USA; editor, Lacan on Depression and Melancholia (with Stijn Vanheule)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
Series Preface

1. Lacan’s Lesson for Philosophy: Why True Atheism Has to be Indirect
Slavoj Žižek

2. My Transference with Lacan as a Thinker
Sergio Benvenuto

3. The Psychiatrist Despite Himself: How Sganarelle Parodied the University Discourse without Knowing It
Alireza Taheri

4. How Not to Kill a Hysteric
Jamieson Webster

5. Feed My Desire: Occupy Wall Street and the Prospect of a Lacanian Gay Science
Daniel Adleman

6. Doomsday Fantasy: The Logic of Logistical Blocking of the Left
Arian Behzadi

7. Real Ethics and the “Ethics of the Real”: After Lacan and Wittgenstein
Paul M. Livingston

8. Lacan with Derrida
Chris Vanderwees

9. “Hegel is Our Lacan”: Dialectic from Hegel to Lacan to Badiou
Reza Naderi

10. The Place of Mathematics: Badiou with Lacan
Jelica Šumič Riha

11. The Logic of Institutions in Lacanian Psychoanalysis
Gabriel Tupinambá

About the Editor(s)

Alireza Taheri provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy in private practice in Toronto where he is also actively involved in teaching Lacanian theory at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. Alireza is a permanent faculty member of HamAva Psychoanalytic Institute in Tehran (Iran) where he teaches psychoanalytic theory and practice. He is also engaged in writing articles on philosophy and psychoanalysis and is presently the editor-in-chief and book review editor of Psychoanalytic Discourse (an independent international journal for the clinical, theoretical and cultural discussion of psychoanalysis).

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Chris Vanderwees is a psychoanalyst, registered psychotherapist, and clinical supervisor at St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis and an affiliate of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society.

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Reza Naderi is a computer scientist and an author and researcher in the areas of logic, mathematical philosophy, and theories of the subject.

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