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PHIL 7726 The Thought of Jacques Lacan (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will approach Jacques Lacan's "return to Freud" as a clinical and philosophical enterprise. A first part of the course will attend to Lacan's account of subjectivity, desire and language, with particular interest in his essay on the subversion of the subject and the dialectic of desire. A second part of the course will focus on his conception of the Law and the ethical significance of psychoanalysis, whereupon reference can be made to the thought of Aristotle, Kant, and Levinas. Reading will concentrate on the texts of Lacan, aided by the commentaries of Bruce Fink and Philippe Van Haute.


Instructor(s): Jeffrey Bloechl

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13