Antigone, in Her Unbearable Splendor: New Essays on Jacques by Charles Freeland PDF

By Charles Freeland

A examine of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of moral and political idea in his 7th seminar and later work.

With its privileging of the subconscious, Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic inspiration would appear to be at odds with the objectives and techniques of philosophy. Lacan himself embraced the time period “anti-philosophy” in characterizing his paintings, and but his seminars undeniably evince wealthy engagement with the Western philosophical culture. those essays discover how Lacan’s paintings demanding situations and builds in this culture of moral and political concept, connecting his “ethics of psychoanalysis” to either the classical Greek culture of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and to the Enlightenment culture of Kant, Hegel, and de Sade. Charles Freeland indicates how Lacan significantly addressed a number of the key moral matters of these traditions: the pursuit of fact and the moral sturdy, the beliefs of self-knowledge and the care of the soul, and the relation of ethical legislation to the tragic dimensions of dying and hope. instead of maintaining the characterization of Lacan’s paintings as “anti-philosophical,” those essays determine a resonance able to enriching philosophy through commencing it to wider and evermore hard perspectives.

“Freeland’s examining of Lacan is quite philosophical not just simply because he examines the psychoanalyst’s bills to philosophical discourse, yet, extra forcefully, simply because his personal technique isn't really indebted to any of the presently dominant tendencies in psychoanalytic concept. This e-book is as singular because it is insightful.” — Steven Miller, college at Buffalo, kingdom college of recent York

Charles Freeland is Lecturer and path Coordinator, educating philosophy and structure on the foreign application of layout and structure at Chulalongkorn college in Bangkok, Thailand.

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