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Author Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.

Title The psychoses / translated with notes by Russell Grigg
Published London : Routledge, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (x, 341 pages)
Series The Seminar of Jacques Lacan ; bk. 3
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981. Séminaire. English ; bk. 3
Contents Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Translator's note; Abbreviations; Introduction to the Question of the Psychoses; I. Introduction to the question of the psychoses; 1; 2; 3; II. The meaning of delusion; 1; 2; 3; Lacan reads the letter, pp. vii-xii.; Lacan reads the first paragraph, pp. 6-7.; III. The Other and psychosis; 1; 2; 3; 4; IV. "I've just been to the butcher's"; 1; 2; 3; Thematics and Structure of the Psychotic Phenomenon; V. On a god who does not deceive and one who does; 1; 2; 3
The Environs of the HoleXX. The appeal, the allusion; 1; 2; 3; XXI. The quilting point; 1; 3; 4; XXII. "Thou art the one who wilt follow me"; 1; 2; 3; 4; XXIII. The highway and the signifier "being a father"; 1; 2; 3; XXIV. "Thou art"; 1; 2; 3; XXV. The phallus and the meteor; 1; 2; 3; Bibliography; Index
What follows is interspersed with readings from Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, chap. 1, pp. 6-12. The reading continues.; The reading continues.; The reading continues.; The reading continues.; The reading continues.; The following session: The discourse of the desk; VI. The psychotic phenomenon and its mechanism; 1; 2; 3; 4; VII. The imaginary dissolution; 1; 2; 3; VIII. The symbolic sentence; 1; 2; 3; 4; Reading of the Memoirs, pp. 308-12.; IX. On nonsense and the structure of God; 1; 2; 3; X. On the signifier in the real and the bellowing-miracle; 1; 2; 3
XI. On the rejection of a primordial signifier1; 2; 3; On the Signifier and the Signified; XII. The hysteric's question; 1; 2; 3; XIII. The hysteric's question (II): What is a woman?; 1; 2; 3; XIV. The signifier, as such, signifies nothing; 1; 2; 3; XV. On primordial signifiers and the lack of one; 1; 2; 3; XVI. Secretaries to the insane; 1; 2; 3; XVII. Metaphor and metonymy (I): "His sheaf was neither miserly nor spiteful"; 1; 2; 3; XVIII. Metaphor and metonymy (II): Signifying articulation and transference of the signified; 1; 2; 3; XIX. An address: Freud in the century; 1; 2; 3
Summary During the third year of his famous seminar, Jacques Lacan gives a concise definition of psychoanalysis: 'Psychoanalysis should be the science of language inhabited by the subject. From the Freudian point of view man is the subject captured and tortured by language.' Since psychosis is a special but emblematic case of language entrapment, Lacan devotes much of this year to grappling with distinctions between the neuroses and the psychoses. As he compared the two, relationships, symmetries, and contrasts emerge that enable him to erect a structure for psychosis. Freud's
Notes "Book III 1955-1956."
The Seminar of Jacques Lacan is edited by Jacques-Alain Miller
Translation of: Les psychoses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-328) and index
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Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Schreber, Daniel Paul, 1842-1911. Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken
Psychoses -- Patients -- Language.
Form Electronic book
Author Grigg, Russell, 1951-
Miller, Jacques-Alain.
ISBN 1317761774 (electronic bk.)
9781317761778 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Psychoses. English