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Author Lang, Hermann, 1938-

Title Language and the unconscious : Lacan's Hermeneutics of psychoanalysis / Hermann Lang ; translated by Thomas Brockelman
Published Atlantic Highlands, N.J. ; [Great Britain] : Humanities Press, 1997


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Description xxviii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Contemporary studies in philosophy and the human sciences
Contemporary studies in philosophy and the human sciences.
Contents 1. The Ego and the Passion Imaginaire -- 2. The Beginning of Lacan's Linguistic Thought -- 3. Language in Conversation/Conversation in Language, or Language as the Ground of Possibility of Psychoanalysis -- 4. Language and Law: Le Symbolique -- 5. Language and Finitude -- Afterword / Hans-Georg Gadamer -- Bibliography of Books / Jacques Lacan
Summary Hermann Lang's Language and the Unconscious is the standard introduction to the "philosophical" psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan in Germany. His treatise advances the thesis that the unifying force behind the Lacanian oeuvre is the efficacy of the "talking cure" itself. This approach allows the reader to understand Lacan's relationship to Freud, to structuralism and to the philosophical concerns of Heidegger and Gadamer. Finally, Lang's interpretation of Lacan also has returns for students' of hermeneutics and literary theory; his correlation between hermeneutics and the Lacanian subject expands the language of the former, allowing an approach to subjectivity not compromised by the assumptions of post-Cartesian modern metaphysics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-191) and index
Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
LC no. 96050099
ISBN 0391040359
Other Titles Sprache und das Unbewusste. English