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 (lə-kän′, lä-käN′), Jacques-Marie Émile 1901-1981.
French psychiatrist who was an early adherent and interpreter of Freud's theories in France, but whose own theoretical and clinical work diverged greatly from Freud's. His collection of essays and lectures Écrits (1966) greatly influenced linguistics and literary theory.
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(French lakɑ̃)
(Biography) Jacques (ʒak). 1901–81, French psychoanalyst, who reinterpreted Freud in terms of structural linguistics: an important influence on poststructuralist thought
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(ləˈkɑ̃, -ˈkɑn)
Jacques, 1901–81, French philosopher and psychoanalyst.
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Distiller avoids applying Lacan anachronistically, but argues that Lacanian psychoanalysis focuses on the 'construction of ...
I would like to state at the outset that this book's proposal to expose the confluences between medieval philosophy and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory is extraordinarily ambitious because it brings together two fields that, in their scope and complexity, would require several lifetimes (or at least more than one academic career) to grasp with any confidence.
His approach is decidedly psychoanalytic, drawing inspiration from a Lacanian paradigm as developed by the writing of Slavoj Zizek.
In all of them, Mellard brings his current understanding of Lacanian theory to bear on provocative and highly illuminating readings of Ralph Ellison, Flannery O'Connor, Susan Glaspell, and Scott Fitzgerald.
Fundamentals of psychoanalytic technique; a Lacanian approach for practitioners.
The author's mastery lies in the way in which these otherwise mundane personas manage, nevertheless, to draw our interest from the very start, either because a kind of Lacanian homeomorphic identification takes place between them and the average reader, or perhaps because the microcosmic vicissitudes of daily existence become absorbing material upon close observation and flashback explanation.
In opposition to this, Lakoff places the Argentine tradition of Lacanian psychoanalysis.
A critically important acquisition for academic library Philosophy collections and student reading lists, this first volume of Professor Zizek's work is divided into three principle sections: 'Lacanian Orientations'; 'Philosophy Traversed by Psychoanalysis'; and 'The Fantasy of Ideology'.
In chapter 1, "From Freud to Jacques Lacan and the Textual Unconscious," Mellard makes the argument that because Lacan argues that the unconscious is structured like a language and Jameson asserts that "everything can be a text," therefore when Lacan uses series graphs and "mathemes" to illustrate his concept of the unconscious, this means that the Lacanian unconscious is "textual" rather than "archeological," as in the dominant Freudian metaphor.
To read Lacan and Lacanian theory is sometimes to feel intellectually tied up in Borromean knots.