By Dylan Evans
Publish yr note: First released might 1st 1996 through Routledge
Jacques Lacan's pondering revolutionised the speculation and perform of psychoanalysis and had a massive impression in fields as various as movie reviews, literary feedback, feminist conception and philosophy. but his writings are infamous for his or her complexity and idiosyncratic type.
Emphasising the medical foundation of Lacan's paintings, An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis is a perfect better half to his rules for readers in each self-discipline the place his effect is felt.
The Dictionary features:
• over two hundred entries, explaining Lacan's personal terminology and his use of universal psychoanalytic expressions
• information of the ancient and institutional context of Lacan's work
• connection with the origins of significant recommendations within the paintings of Freud, Saussure, Hegel and different key thinkers
• a chronology of Lacan's existence and works.
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Extra info for An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis
He also links anxiety with the fear of being engulfed by the devouring mother. This theme (with its distinctly Kleinian tone) remains an important aspect of Lacan’s account of anxiety thereafter, and marks an apparent difference between Lacan and A–Z 11 Freud: whereas Freud posits that one of the causes of anxiety is separation from the mother, Lacan argues that it is precisely a lack of such separation which induces anxiety. After 1953, Lacan comes increasingly to articulate anxiety with his concept of the real, a traumatic element which remains external to symbolisation, and hence which lacks any possible mediation.
Hence Lacan rejects the idea that a literary criticism which makes use of psychoanalytic concepts could be called ‘applied psychoanalysis’, since ‘[p]sychoanalysis is only applied, in the proper sense of the term, as a treatment, and thus to a subject who speaks and listens’ (Ec, 747). autonomous ego The term ‘autonomous ego’ was coined by the proponents of EGO-PSYCHOLOGY. According to the proponents of ego-psychology, the EGO becomes autonomous by achieving a harmonious balance between its primitive drives and the dictates of reality.
Indeed, Lacan welcomed the exchange of ideas between analysts and those from other disciplines, and saw the cartel as one structure which would serve to encourage this exchange. By organising research work around a small-scale unit like the cartel, Lacan hoped to avoid the effects of massification which he regarded as partly to blame for the sterility of the International Psycho-Analytical Association (IPA). An introductory dictionary of Lacanian psychoanalysis 22 castration complex (complexe de castration) Freud first described the castration complex in 1908, arguing that the child, on discovering the anatomical difference between the sexes (the presence or absence of the penis), makes the assumption that this difference is due to the female’s penis having been cut off (Freud, 1908c).
An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis by Dylan Evans