How To Read Lacan

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How to Read Lacan - Slavoj Zizek, Simon Critchley

Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: pdf
Series: How to Read
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Year: 2007
Language: English
ISBN: 0393329550,9780393329551
Time Added: Wed Feb 13 2019 13:56:59 GMT+0300 (MSK)
Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: pdf
Size: 5 mb
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Edition: 1
Pages: 73
Id: 360787
Time Modified: Wed Feb 13 2019 13:56:59 GMT+0300 (MSK)
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Bibtex: "Slavoj Zizek and Simon Critchley",
"How to Read Lacan"


<strong>?The only thing of which one can be guilty of is having given ground relative to one's desire.??Jacques Lacan</strong>

The <em>How to Read</em> 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 ?i?ek'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.