Synopses & Reviews
Often controversial, always inspired, Jacques Lacan here weighs theories of the relationship between the desire for love and the attainment of knowledge from such thinkers as Aristotle, Marx, and Freud. He leads us through mathematics, philosophy, religion, and, naturally, psychoanalysis into an entirely new way of interpreting the two most fundamental human drives. Long anticipated by English-speaking readers, this annotated translation presents Lacan's most sophisticated work on love and desire.
In his psycholinguistic exploration of the relationship between the desire for love and the attainment of knowledge, Jacques Lacan leads into an new way of interpreting the two most fundamental human drives.
A startling psycholinguistic exploration of the boundaries of love and knowledge.
About the Author
The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan(1901-1981) was one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. His many published works include Ecritsand The Seminars.
Bruce Finkis winner of a Translation Prize from the French-American Foundation for his translation of Lacan's Ecrits, available from Norton's trade division.