Essays on Otherness

Author: Jean Laplanche
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134790333
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Since the death of Jacques Lacan, Jean Laplanche is now considered to be one of the worlds foremost psychoanalytic thinkers. In spite of the influence of his work over the last thirty years, remarkably little has been available in English. Essays On Otherness presents for the first time in English many of Laplanche's key essays and is the first book to provide an overview of his thinking. It offers an introduction to many of the key themes that characterise his work: seduction, persecution, revelation, masochism, transference and mourning. Such themes have been increasingly both in psychoanalytic thought and in continental philosophy, social and cultural theory, and literature making Essays On Otherness indispensable reading for all those concerned with the implications of psychoanalytic theory today.

Critique of Violence

Author: Beatrice Hanssen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317835107
Format: PDF
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Critique of Violence is a highly original and lucid investigation of the heated controversy between poststructuralism and critical theory. Leading theorist Beatrice Hanssen uses Walter Benjamin's essay 'Critique of Violence' as a guide to analyse the contentious debate, shifting the emphasis from struggle to dialogue between the two parties. Regarding the questions of critique and violence as the major meeting points between both traditions, Hanssen positions herself between the two in an effort to investigate what critical theory and poststructuralism have to offer each other. In the course of doing so, she assembles imaginative new readings of Benjamin, Arendt, Fanon and Foucault, and incisively explores the politics of recognition, the violence of language, and the future of feminist theory. This groundbreaking book will be essential reading for all students of continental philosophy, political theory, social studies and comparative literature. Also available in this series: Essays on Otherness Hb: 0-415-13107-3: £50.00 Pb: 0-415-13108-1: £15.99 Hegel After Derrida Hb: 0-415-17104-4: £50.00 Pb: 0-415-17105-9: £15.99 The Hypocritical Imagination Hb: 0-415-21361-4: £47.50 Pb: 0-415-21362-2: £15.99 Philosophy and Tragedy Hb: 0-415-19141-6: £45.00 Pb: 0-415-19142-4: £14.99 Textures of Light Hb: 0-415-14273-3: £42.50 Pb: 0-415-14274-1: £13.99 Very Little ... Almost Nothing Pb: 0-415-12821-8: £47.50 Pb: 0-415-12822-6: £15.99

Very Little Almost Nothing

Author: Simon Critchley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415340489
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Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. In this second edition, Simon Critchley has added a revealing and extended new preface, and a new chapter on Wallace Stevens which reflects on the idea of poetry as philosophy.

Life and Death in Psychoanalysis

Author: Jean Laplanche
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801827303
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"Laplanche's work is much more accessible than Jacques Lacan's; is it too much to hope that his brilliant work will help to reconcile American intellectuals to rigorous speculative thought?" -- Leo Bersani, Partisan Review

The Captivity of Innocence

Author: Andre LaCocque
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608993531
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In this study-the third panel of a trilogy on J's tales about evil and innocence in the primeval era-the author turns to Genesis 11:1-9, another parable, this time on the so-called "Tower of Babel." The Captivity of Innocence analyzes a systemic robotization of society as a way of keeping innocence behind bars, contending that innocence never fails to offend, never fails to stir envy and hate. Here, evil is not wrought by an individual like Cain or Lamech, but by "all the earth," so that the summit of evil is now reached before Abraham's breakthrough in Genesis' following chapter. The present analysis uses a variety of techniques to interpret the biblical text, including historical-critical, literary, sociopolitical, psychoanalytic, and deconstructive approaches. The inescapable conclusion is that "Babel" is the "Kafkaesque" image of our world and is a powerful paradigm of our hubristic contrivances and constructions-"Des Tours de Babel," says Derrida-in order to deny our finiteness. Then innocence is trampled upon, but it is not overcome: Babel/Babylon's fate is to crumble down, and to bring up from her ashes the Knight of Faith.

Eros and the Shattering Gaze

Author: Kenneth A. Kimmel
Publisher: Fisher King Press
ISBN: 1926715497
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This timely and innovative expose by contemporary Jungian psychoanalyst, Ken Kimmel, reveals a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men's endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emotional depth that prove too overwhelming and penetrating to bear--so much so that the other must either be colonized or devalued. This wide-ranging work offers them hope for transcendence. Explores: Transcendence of Narcissism in Romance Men-s Capacity to Love Kabbalistic Mysticism Post-modern Philosophy Contemporary Trends in Psychoanalysis

Freud and the Sexual

Author: Jean Laplanche
Publisher: Unconscious in Translation
ISBN: 9780615571379
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Freud and the Sexual is the translation of Laplanches Sexual: La sexualit largie au sens freudien, his work from 2000 to 2006. Clear and direct, often witty, this volume is a pleasure to read and represents the culmination of his work. It includes: 1. Drive and Instinct: distinctions, oppositions, supports and intertwinings 2. Sexuality and Attachment in Metapsychology 3. Dream and Communication: should chapter VII be rewritten? 4. Countercurrent 5. Starting from the Fundamental Anthropological Situation 6. Failures of Translation 7. Displacement and Condensation in Freud 8. Sexual Crime 9. Gender, Sex and the Sexual 10. Three Meanings of the Term Unconscious 11. For Psychoanalysis at the University 12. Intervention in a Debate 13. Levels of Proof 14. The Three Essays and the Theory of Seduction 15. Freud and Philosophy 16. In Debate with Freud 17. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 18. Incest and Infantile Sexuality 19. Castration and Oedipus as Codes and Narrative Schemas

Queering The Terminator

Author: David Greven
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501322346
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Queering the Terminator: Sexuality and Cyborg Cinema considers the sexual politics and queer implications of the Terminator films, from the first 1984 film to the 2015 reboot.