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Author Weatherill, Rob, author.

Title The anti-Oedipus complex : Lacan, critical theory and postmodernism / Rob Weatherill
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Published New York : Routledge, 2017
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Contents Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Wanted : the father dead or alive -- The anti-Oedipeans -- Becoming versus being -- Even your dreams are police records -- Zizek : silence and the real desert -- The power of negative thinking : analysis against therapy -- Translation and interpretation -- New subjectives in the virtual world : implications for practice -- From the greatest good to the Dunce's cap and revolutionary subjectivity -- Materialism or magisterium -- Afterword -- References -- Index
Summary The Anti-Oedipus Complex" critically explores the post '68 dramatic developments in Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis and cultural theory. Beginning with the decline of patriarchy and the master, exemplified by Freud's paean for the Father, the revolutionary path was blown wide open by anti-psychiatry, schizoanalysis and radical politics, the complex antimonies of which are traced here in detail with the help of philosophers, such as Nietzsche, Baudrillard, Levinas, Steiner, Zizek, Badiou, Derrida and Girard, as well as theologians, analysts, writers, musicians and film makers. In this book, Rob Weatherill, starting from the clinic, considers the end of hierarchies, the loss of the Other, new subjectivities, so-called 'creative destruction', the power of negative thinking, revolutionary action, divine violence and new forms of extreme control. The book raises the following questions: Does the engagement of the Radical Orthodoxy movement offer some hope? Or should we re-situate psychoanalysis within a 'genealogy of responsibility' (Patocka / Derrida) as it emerges out of the sacred demonic, via Plato and Christianity?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Psychoanalytic Theory.
Critical theory.
Oedipus complex.
Critical theory.
Oedipus complex.
Oedipus complex. Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315532476