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Wrestling with the Angel : Experiments in Symbolic Life.

Author: Tracy McNulty
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Series: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title provides a meditation on contemporary political, legal, and social theory from a psychoanalytic perspective. It argues for the enabling function of formal and symbolic constraints in sustaining desire as a source of creativity, innovation, and social change.
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McNulty, Tracy.
Wrestling with the Angel : Experiments in Symbolic Life.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2014
Named Person: Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy McNulty
ISBN: 9780231537605 0231537603
OCLC Number: 881162664
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages).
Contents: Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Enabling Constraints; Part 1. Reinventing the Symbolic; 1. Inventions of the Symbolic: Lacan's Reading of Freud; 2. Demanding the Impossible: Desire and Social Change; Part 2. Political Theology and the Question of the Written; 3. Wrestling with the Angel; 4. The Gap in the Law and the Unwritable Act of Decision: Carl Schmitt's Political Theology; 5. The Event of the Letter: Two Approaches to the Law and Its Real. 6. The Commandment Against the Law: Writing and Divine Justice in Walter Benjamin's "Critique of Violence" and Immanuel Kant's Critique of JudgmentCoda: Toward an Aesthetics of Symbolic Life; 7. Freedom Through Constraints: On the Question of Will; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture.

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