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Jacques the sophist : Lacan, logos, and psychoanalysis

Author: Barbara Cassin; Michael Syrotinski
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In a highly original rereading of the writings and seminars of Jacques Lacan, together with works of Freud and others, Cassin shows how psychoanalysis, like the sophists, challenges the very foundations of scientific rationality. In taking seriously equivocations, jokes, and unfinishable projects of interpretation, the analyst, like the sophist, allows performance, signifier, and inconsistency to reshape truth"--
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Named Person: Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Cassin; Michael Syrotinski
ISBN: 9780823285754 0823285758 9780823285747 082328574X
OCLC Number: 1107805018
Notes: "This book was first published in French as Jacques le Sophiste: Lacan, logos et psychanalyse, by Barbara Cassin © EPEL, 2012"--Page facing title page.
Description: v, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: "how kind of you to recognize me" --
Doxography and psychoanalysis, or relegating truth to the lowly status it deserves --
The presence of the sophist in our time --
Logos-Pharmakon --
Sense and nonsense, or Lacan's anti-Aristotelianism --
The jouissance of language, or Lacan's ab-Aristotelianism --
Epilogue: the drowning of a fish.
Other Titles: Jacques le Sophiste.
Responsibility: Barbara Cassin ; translated and with notes by Michael Syrotinski.

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