[PDF] ✓ Free Read ☆ Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists (Radical Thinkers) : by Joan Copjec ✓

By Joan Copjec | Comments: ( 778 ) | Date: ( Aug 22, 2019 )

In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern discourses psychoanalysis and historicism Ordinarily, these discourses only cross paths long enough for historicists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, goes on theIn Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern discourses psychoanalysis and historicism Ordinarily, these discourses only cross paths long enough for historicists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, goes on the offensive Refusing to cede historicity to the historicists, Copjec makes a case for the superiority of Lacan s explanation of historical process, its generative principles, and its complex functionings Her goal is to inspire a new kind of cultural critique, one that would be literate in desire, that would be able to read what is inarticulable in cultural statements.From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Title: Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists (Radical Thinkers)
  • Author: Joan Copjec
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Joan Copjec

Joan Copjec is a philosopher, theorist, author, feminist, and prominent American Lacanian psychoanalyst She is the director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo.



Comments Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists (Radical Thinkers)

  • Miguel

    This book is incredible. Not because every argument is bulletproof, but because it is audacious, comprehensive, and necessary. To separate Lacan and Foucault is an essential task in modern philosophy/critical theory. To understand the functioning of historicism and the science of psychoanalysis is equally crucial. Copjec aids her readers in achieving these goals. As heart-stopping as Copjec's introduction is, Foucault is less involved in this text than one might realize. Instead, Copjec spends h [...]


  • Andrei Sandu

    The main ambition of the book gets lost along the way. Quite early, no less.


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