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The How to Readseries provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Jacques Lacan's core ideas about enjoyment, which re-created our concept of psychoanalysis.

Lacan"s motto of the ethics of psychoanalysis involves a profound paradox. Traditionally, psychoanalysis was expected to allow the patient to overcome the obstacles which prevented access to "normal" sexual enjoyment; today, however, we are bombarded by different versions of the injunction "Enjoy!" Psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are allowed not to enjoy.

Slavoj iek"s passionate defense of Lacan reasserts Lacan"s ethical urgency. For Lacan, psychoanalysis is a procedure of reading and each chapter reads a passage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy, art or popular ideology.

Book News Annotation:

In this American reprint of Zizek's (humanities, Birkbeck College) 2006 text, the author examines a selection of extracts from Lacan's written works, analyzing them in detail to reveal their central ideas. For Lacan, psychoanalysis is a procedure of reading, and each chapter reads a passage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy, art, or popular ideology. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"The only thing of which one can be guilty of is having given ground relative to one's desire."--Jacques Lacan

Synopsis:

The series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Jacques Lacan's core ideas about enjoyment, which re-created our concept of psychoanalysis. Lacan's motto of the ethics of psychoanalysis involves a profound paradox. Traditionally, psychoanalysis was expected to allow the patient to overcome the obstacles which prevented access to "normal" sexual enjoyment; today, however, we are bombarded by different versions of the injunction "Enjoy!" Psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are allowed not to enjoy. Slavoj Žižek's passionate defense of Lacan reasserts Lacan's ethical urgency. For Lacan, psychoanalysis is a procedure of reading and each chapter reads a passage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy, art or popular ideology.

About the Author

Slavoj Zizek, a philosopher and psychoanalyst, is co-director of the International Center of Humanities at Birkbeck College. He lives in London. Series editor Simon Critchley teaches philosophy at various universities, including The New School in New York City. His books include Continental Philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393329551
Author:
Zizek, Slavoj
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Critchley, Simon
Author:
Critchley, Simon
Author:
Iek, Slavoj
Subject:
Lacan, Jacques
Subject:
Movements - Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Psychology -- History.
Edition Description:
American
Series:
How to Read
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , "The only thing of which one can be guilty of is having given ground relative to one's desire."--Jacques Lacan
"Synopsis" by , The series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Jacques Lacan's core ideas about enjoyment, which re-created our concept of psychoanalysis. Lacan's motto of the ethics of psychoanalysis involves a profound paradox. Traditionally, psychoanalysis was expected to allow the patient to overcome the obstacles which prevented access to "normal" sexual enjoyment; today, however, we are bombarded by different versions of the injunction "Enjoy!" Psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are allowed not to enjoy. Slavoj Žižek's passionate defense of Lacan reasserts Lacan's ethical urgency. For Lacan, psychoanalysis is a procedure of reading and each chapter reads a passage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy, art or popular ideology.
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