Psychoanalysis on the Verge of Language

Psychoanalysis on the Verge of Language
Title Psychoanalysis on the Verge of Language PDF eBook
Author Dana Amir
Publisher Routledge
Pages 116
Release 2021-09-09
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1000436349

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This book examines the importance of language and writing in psychoanalytic theory and practice, offering an understanding of how language works can give a deeper insight into the psyche both in clinical practice and everyday life. Bringing together psychoanalytic insights that hinge on the language of "difficult cases", this collection also includes contributions dedicated to meta-study of psychoanalytic writing. The first chapter shows how music includes tonal regions that deploy existing rules and syntax, alongside atonal ones dominated by caesuras, pauses, and tensions. The second chapter discusses the malignant ambiguity of revealing and concealing typical of incestuous situations, pinpointing how the ambiguous language of incest "deceives by means of the truth,". The third chapter brings in Virginia Woolf’s character Orlando in order to illustrate two types of gender crossing. Distinctions defined by the linguist Roman Jakobson help in the fourth chapter to offer an integrative description of obsessive-compulsive phenomenon as an interaction between metaphoric and metonymic dimensions, as well as with a third, psychotic dimension. The fifth chapter focuses on what is called the "screen confessions" typical of the perpetrator’s language. George Orwell’s "newspeak" is used here to decipher the specific means by which the perpetrator turns his or her "inner witness" into a blind one. The final chapter uses Roland Barthes’ concepts of "studium" and "punctum" to discuss the limits of psychoanalytic writing. As a whole, this book sets the psychoanalytic importance of language in a wider understanding of how language helps to shape and even create internal as well as the external world. Drawing on insights from psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as from linguistics and cultural theory, this book will be invaluable for psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and bibliotherapists, as well as anyone interested in how language forms our reality.

Language and the Origins of Psychoanalysis

Language and the Origins of Psychoanalysis
Title Language and the Origins of Psychoanalysis PDF eBook
Author John Forrester
Publisher Springer
Pages 300
Release 1980-06-18
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1349044458

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The Language of Psycho-analysis

The Language of Psycho-analysis
Title The Language of Psycho-analysis PDF eBook
Author Jean Laplanche
Publisher W. W. Norton
Pages 538
Release 1974
Genre Psychoanalysis
ISBN

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The definitive guide to psychoanalytic vocabulary. An indispensable reference book for anyone interested in psychoanalysis.

The Language of the Self

The Language of the Self
Title The Language of the Self PDF eBook
Author Jacques Lacan
Publisher JHU Press
Pages 369
Release 1968
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 0801858178

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Lacan's commentaries on Freud had revolutionary implications for philosophy and literary criticism. He held that if the unconscious exists, it functions linguistically rather than symbolically. Includes a study that explains his work and relates it to the context of contemporary thought.

A New Language for Psychoanalysis

A New Language for Psychoanalysis
Title A New Language for Psychoanalysis PDF eBook
Author Roy Schafer
Publisher
Pages 394
Release 1982
Genre
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Lacan and the Subject of Language (RLE: Lacan)

Lacan and the Subject of Language (RLE: Lacan)
Title Lacan and the Subject of Language (RLE: Lacan) PDF eBook
Author Ellie Ragland-Sullivan
Publisher Routledge
Pages 238
Release 2014-02-05
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1317915925

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Originally published in 1991, this volume tackles the diverse teachings of the great psychoanalyst and theoretician. Written by some of the leading American and European Lacanian scholars and practitioners, the essays attempt to come to terms with his complex relation to the culture of contemporary psychoanalysis. The volume presents useful insights into Lacan’s innovative theories on the nature of language and the subject. Many of the essays probe the importance of psychoanalysis for problems of signifier and referent in the philosophy of language; others explore the difficulties men and women have in negotiating the sexual differences that divide them. A major contribution to the new reception of Jacques Lacan in the English-speaking world, Lacan and the Subject of Language will challenge those who believe that they have already ‘mastered’ Lacanian thought. The insights offered here will pave the way for further developments.

Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis

Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis
Title Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis PDF eBook
Author Jacques Lacan
Publisher
Pages 400
Release 1981
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
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A classic work on Freud by one of France's foremost philosophers and literary critics. "This work excites and fascinates." -- Le Monde