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Wells, Charles H., 1978-
Subject of liberation
|Named Person:||Slavoj Žižek; Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan; Slavoj Žižek|
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles H Wells
|Description:||1 online resource.|
|Contents:||Cover; Contents; Introduction: The Subject of Liberation; The Lacanian Left; Why Lacan?; Why Žižek? Why The Ticklish Subject?; Part 1 The Problem; 1 How to Read the Ticklish Subject; I'm not yet writing a book; Look where it comes again, Horatio!; Žižek's postmodern other; The Ticklish Subject: A drama; 2 Leftist Philosophy and Lacan's Theory of Character Structures; That old leftist problem; The deadlock of desire: Perversion vs. hysteria; The philosophy of perversion; The philosophy of hysteria; Acting out the doubt; The philosophy of obsessionality. Part 2 The Subject, Ideology and Psychoanalysis3 The Žižekian Universal Subject; Psychoanalysis as liberation: Traversing the fantasy; Why Butler?; The anxious void of subjectivity: Žižek as a reader of Laplanche; The fundamental fantasy: Enjoyment, masochism, consistency; Žižek's cogito: The Other doesn't know, therefore I don't know; 4 Ideology: The Big Other, the Symbolic Mandate and the Social Superego; The big other; Interpellation: The subject's symbolic mandate; Superego: The return of enjoyment; The social superego; The perverse turn: How to have your cake and eat it too. 5 Freedom and Responsibility: The Liberatory Promise of Lacanian PsychoanalysisDefining liberation: Hamlet on the couch; Gertrude doesn't know; Returning the question: The freedom to decide and responsibility for deciding; Others who are supposed: Traversing the social fantasy; Part 3 Contemporary Ideologies; 6 The Problem of Postmodernity: A Life of Pleasures; Traditional ideology has been traversed ... ; And, in its place, postmodern ideology!; The postmodern ego-ideal: Buy two, get one free!; Liberal tolerant multiculturalism; 7 The Postmodern Social Superego: Reflexive Sadomasochism. Enjoy your discipline!Reflexive sadomasochism; Postmodern ideology's traditional other; 8 The Unholy Conspiracy: Postmodern Ideology and (Pseudo- )Fundamentalism; Fundamentalism, psychosis and the need for another framework; The really (non- )existing big Other; The other supposed to enjoy/believe 1: Misunderstanding postmodern ideology; The other supposed to enjoy/believe 2: Misunderstanding fundamentalism; The postmodern/fundamentalist pact: Stop believing and know!; Part 4 Going Through the Deadlock; 9 Antagonism in the Real. Towards a definition of the post-analytic subject and the liberated societyAntagonism in the real; Deciding how to decide; Infinitely proliferating perspectives: Aggravation and mediation; Warfare vs. recognition: A single structural divide; What aggravation points towards without knowing it; 10 The Theory of the Four Fundamental Discourses; The four fundamental discourses: A mapping exercise; The discourses; The philosophies and their discourses; Correcting hysteria: Master yourself!; Correcting perversion: Acknowledge the void!; 11 The Deadlock of Lacanian Ethics and the Analytic Moment.|
In this quixotic reading of Zizek's The Ticklish Subject Charles Wells provides a refreshingly personal yet political plea for revisiting the subject of liberation. Wells takes his readers to a
- Žižek, Slavoj.
- Political science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
- Psychoanalysis -- Political aspects.
- Lacan, Jacques, -- 1901-1981.
- Political science -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- General.
- PHILOSOPHY -- Political.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
- Political science -- Philosophy.