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Formations of the Unconscious: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book V

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When I decided to explore the question of Witz, or wit, with you this year, I undertook a small enquiry. It will come as no surprise at all that I began by questioning a poet. This is a poet who introduces the dimension of an especially playful wit that runs through his work, as much in his prose as in more poetic forms, and which he brings into play even when he happens ...more
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Published May 12th 2017 by Polity Press (first published 1970)
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Formations of the Unconscious are not self-evident objects. (Is anything in psychoanalysis?) The early Freudthe one guiltiest of perpetrating so-called depth psychologypostulated that the unconscious could only be glimpsed via the pre-conscious, hence the clinical salience of parapraxes and sundry other mistakes. As that rather vertical model came to be supplanted by the properly metapsychological topography of the id, ego, and superego, parapraxes retained their importance but the emphasis was ...more
Peter D. Mathews
Jacques Lacan's seminars have always been published in a sporadic, out-of-sequence manner. The first seminar to be published in both French and English was Seminar XI, for instance. The English translation of Seminar XIX only came out in August 2018, on the heels of Seminar V in 2017. Establishing a sense of the development of Lacan's ideas can be hard, given both this random choice of publication dates and the gaps in the record. How nice it will be when everything is available to read in its ...more
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No sé que opinión merece esta lectura: Apasionante? Complicada? Esclarecedora? Analítica? Lógica? Sencilla? Oscura? ? Lo que me queda claro es que es exigente y sobre todo de una calidad intelectual, crítica y analítica que no puede ser dejada de lado por cualquier amante del saber; está a la altura de cualquier texto filosófico que se precie de ser invaluable. Si la lectura es realizada con fines de "formación psicoanalítica", lo importante es estudiarla en francés y directamente en las ...more
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Jacques-Marie-Émile Lacan was a French psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and doctor, who made prominent contributions to the psychoanalytic movement. His yearly seminars, conducted in Paris from 1953 until his death in 1981, were a major influence in the French intellectual milieu of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly among post-structuralist thinkers.

Lacan's ideas centered on Freudian concepts such as
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