Paul Verhaeghe,Marc du Ry's Does the Woman Exist?: From Freud's Hysteric to Lacan's PDF

By Paul Verhaeghe,Marc du Ry

This ebook describes how Freud tried to chart hysteria, but got here to a standstill on the challenge of lady and her hope, and of ways Lacan endured alongside this highway through growing new conceptual instruments. The problems and upsets encountered by means of either males are examined.

This lucid presentation of the dialectical approach that includes Lacan in the course of the evolution of Freud’s concept bargains profound insights into where of the “feminine mystique” in our social cloth. Patiently and thoroughly, Verhaeghe applies the Lacanian grid to Freud’s textual content and succeeds in explaining Lacan’s formulations with out only recapitulating his theories. The reader is proficient, alongside the way in which, not just of Lacan’s tackle Freudian principles, but additionally of the array of interpretations rising from different developments in post-Freudian literature, together with feminist revisionism.

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