The Bactra Review: Occasional and eclectic book reviews by Cosma Shalizi The Lacanian Delusion. by François Roustang. translated by Greg Sims. Psychoanalysis Never Lets Go | Francois Roustang | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. The Lacanian Delusion has 5 ratings and 2 reviews. Tyler said: As Regnier Pirard wrote after devoting himself to an extremely close study of Lacan’s use.

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Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. It took me a long time to appreciate what he was trying to do, especially in the long middle section on the “real.

This changes with Seminar III, in which the collapse of the real in the universe of the psychotic reveals the symbolic order by isolating its function. La fin de la feancois 27 Sep It is truly a pity that Roustang didn’t present his ideas with the more elegance and clarity, because the substance of what he has to say here is certainly worth considering.

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Lists with This Book. Learn more at Author Central. Discipleship from Freud to Lacan is a scathing but fair critique of the paradoxical relationship between psychoanalysis and authority.

Ultimately, Lacan fails to give psychoanalysis the scientific rigour it required contrary to Althusser’s claim. Discipleship from Freud to Lacan, Aug 01, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Provide feedback about this page. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 28, Roustang brilliantly traces the evolution of the notion of the “real” in Lacan’s work, showing how it was always framed with an eye on formalize his ideas along mathematical and scientific lines.


This book is worthwhile for the student of psychoanalysis, and reader of Lacan, but I do not think it should be the end to a study rohstang Lacan, as confounding all of his work would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There’s a problem loading this menu roustng now. Roustang goes on to demonstrate how this selectiveness in Lacan’s logic allows him to focus on the aspects of things that fit his theory – the unconscious is like a language, for instance, or how he ignores the aspects of the imaginary that are not specular. Whilst this book is great roustanh exploring Lacan’s faults, Roustang could have gone into more detail into why he personally fell out of Lacanian psychoanalysis.

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Only rkustang left in stock – order soon. Lacan offered a highly original mix of philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, ethnology, theology, and more, assembled and reorganized under the aegis of a psychoanalysis that convinced disciples they had a firm hold on the reins of roustanv. Or, What Is Psychoanalysis? In making these arguments, Roustang is not really too far from Shoshana Felman’s observation that Lacan is undertaking the impossible task of trying to create a “grammar of rhetoric,” or Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe’s critique of Lacan’s strategies of “diverting” texts to his own ends while leaving the parts that don’t fit in the margins of his thought.

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Are you an author? In short, Lacan betrayed his principles by maintaining the transference of his followers rather than resolving, thus turning himself into the very “subject who is supposed to know” that he criticizes.

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Calvin Forbes marked it as to-read Jul 05, In the ten years since that book, Roustang’s attitude toward Lacanian psychoanalysis has clearly deteriorated – the original French title of The Lacanian Delusion translates roughly as “Lacan, from ambivalence to impasse. No trivia or quizzes yet. Elliott marked it as to-read Jan 13, Influence 3 Mar Only 1 left in stock more on the way.