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Read & Download Reading Seminars I and II Lacan's Return to Freud Suny Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á In this collection of essays Lacan's early work is first discussed systematically by focusing on his two earlieMplex philosophical relations between Hegel and Lacan regarding the subject and the cause And Lacan's article On Freud's 'Trieb' and the Psychoanalyst's Desire that appears here for the first time in English and is brilliantly unpacked by Jacues Alain Miller in his Commentary on Lacan's Text takes a giant step forward to 1965 where we see a crucial reversal in Lacan's perspective desire is suddenly devalued the defensive inhibiting nature of desire coming to the fore What then becomes essential is the drive as an activity related to the lost object that produces jouissan. Gripping A real page turner In all seriousness this is an excellent group of essays that not only address Seminars I and II but also discuss Lacan's early work in relation to his later ideas I am recommending it to students as they begin to read Lacan's seminars That means you Travis

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In this collection of essays Lacan's early work is first discussed systematically by focusing on his two earliest seminars Freud's Papers on Techniue and The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Techniue of Psychoanalysis These essays by some of the finest analysts and writers in the Lacanian psychoanalytic world in Paris today carefully lay out the background and development of Lacan's thought In Part I Jacues Alain Miller spells out the philosophical and psychiatric origins of Lacan's work in great detail In Parts II III and IV Colette Soler Eric Laurent and others explain. “If you are looking for a debasement of humanity read Lacan” – Miller I am so I do And I read others’ readings as witness this Miller’s introductory lectures provide a comprehensive overview—bordering on the facile but maybe he just makes it look easy—of Lacan’s trajectory prior to 1953 retracing the movement from a hermeneutics of the Imaginary to a philosophically supple inflection of structuralism With the exception of “On Perversion” which is actually a studious condensation of two lectures all of Miller’s contributions here are surprisingly approachable non technical commentaries emphasizing historical context and connections rather than arcane exegesis Miller often appears to be intent on paving a bowdlerized path to understanding his polished version of LacanIt is worth keeping in mind throughout this collection that most of the texts are actually speeches by French analysts delivered in English during a conference aimed at introducing Lacan to the English Soler’s four contributions opening the Symbolic section are commendably lucid summaries helping orient newcomers and establish the reuisites for conversant Lacanese Nothing too strenuous if you’ve done the heavy lifting but good exercise nonetheless At this point I still appreciate reiterations by others of things I’m supposed to know Laurent’s section on Oedipus takes a mathematical approach to the myth something I’m less adept with hence the notion of isolating and denuding the combinatory of meaning itself was given a new valence for me He outlines the momentous points of traversing the fantasy undertaking subjective destitution and finally the liberation of the purely syntactic elements of meaning Fink’s entry “The Subject and the Other’s Desire” hits all the high notes from a familiar yet difficult song and in such a mellifluous voice I’m grateful for the chance to hear new resonances Especially noteworthy is his trenchant recounting of the emergence of S1 S2 and objet a from the nascent subject’s attempts to come to grips with the phallus as the signifier of the mOther’s desire As you can tell it is not specific to Seminars I and II in fact the discussion of alienation and separation leans heavily on S XI and Fink skillfully ranges all across Lacan’s oeuvre It is the second best piece in the collection As for the Imaginary section the contributions by Koehler and Brousse are probably the most germane to the early Seminars treating as they do the uestions of psychoanalytical techniue Klein with andor vs Lacan and the transference and the dialectic of language Symbolic and ego Imaginary identifications My thoroughgoing political solidarity with the aim of Feldstein’s essay “The Mirror of Manufactured Cultural Relations” is severely hampered by his atrocious writing It’s a fucking trainwreck of grandilouent Academicker than thou From the pivot point of the mirror stage he travels far and wide taking little than the name of Lacan with him It is by no means a worthless writing however there are insightful aspects under the bombast Here is the gist “ such calibrated rewards and punishments encourage an aggressive paranoid symptomatology invested with the self reflexive ability to read one's mind and erase from it into the repressed recesses of unconscious oblivion thoughts that have been censored Unlike the ideal ego the ego ideal is associated less with the image in the mirror than with the censorious self observing voice of conscience It is in the transition of influence from the intrapsychic ideal ego to the intersubjective ego ideal that the paranoia of self punishment is yielded as a result of the superimposition of the latter over the image of the former”Regarding the Real Fink wryly tackles Lacan’s notoriously opaue “Postface to ‘The Purloined Letter’” and in the end makes it something like clearer Miller Co enact a scanded encounter of “Kant w Sade” In between Ellie Ragland steals the show Her work here is simply astounding so relentlessly dense and fascinating it made me wonder if I’d ever read Lacan at all Not only the best in this collection but easily among the best instances of Lacanian commentary I’m going to truncate this review so I can read it again as soon as possible Soler’s text on “Hysteria and Obsession” is a useful delineation for clinical treatment or general awareness for non practitioners emphasizing their respective comportments with regard to desire and Others As aforementioned Miller’s “On Perversion” is a pedagogic abbreviation on the cusp of the canonical The Other Texts” are an array of odds and ends By definition they don’t belong here since they are not readings of S I II but there is plenty to be gleaned by newcomers and appreciated by initiates I’m going to read Ragland again now and so should you

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Reading Seminars I and II Lacan's Return to Freud Suny Series in Psychoanalysis and CultureIn the clearest of fashions the highly influential conceptualization Lacan introduces with the terms symbolic imaginary and real Part V provides the first sustained account in English to date of Lacan's reformulation of psychoanalytic diagnostic categories neurosis perversion psychosis and their subcategories their theoretical foundations and clinical applications ample case material is provided here Parts VI and VII of this collection take us well beyond Seminars I and II relating Lacan's early work to his later views of the 1960s and 1970s Slavoj Zizek explores the co. Having been severely disappointed with Reading Seminar XI Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis I approached this volume with some trepidation I needn't have worried Seminars I and II are far accessible than XI and so the commentators did a much better job this time aroundAs in the other book Jacues Alain Miller opens the proceedings and his self styled Pilgrim's Progress of Lacan's development from out of phenomenology and existentialism is once again illuminatingThe second section of the book under the title Symbolic has some very dull commentary by Colette Soler Éric Laurent and Bruce Fink but ends with a nice piece by Anne Dunand in which she considers the interplay between Lacan and Claude Lévi Strauss The third section Imaginary is only slightly less dull I particularly dislike the final essay in this section by Richard Feldstein which uses Lacan to rail against the tactics of the American right While I agree with him politically I think this kind of analysis is generally trite and misses the point at a deeper levelThe fourth section Real is easily the book's strongest section Fink is blandly awful as usual in his reading of Lacan and Poe but Ellie Ragland's essay on the real is difficult albeit rewarding and the extended discussion with Miller and Žižek about Kant avec Sade is really goodThe fifth section Clinical Perspectives is of no interest to anyone Surely it could have been cut to save printing costs SeriouslyThe sixth section Other Texts does not contain much of interest Maire Jaanus's essay on hatred threatens to break into something interesting why oh why didn't he revisit the joys of evil discussed by Miller and Žižek in their chapter but never uite finds its feet while Žižek connects Lacan and Hegel in a way that starts out interestingly but also falters by becoming too close too the latter obscuring how exactly these two are with each otherThere is a seventh section a translation from the Écrits but since the publication of the complete Écrits it is no longer necessaryOverall this collection has some good chapters but it hardly lives up to the insights of the original material