Lacan with the Philosophers by Ruth RonenLacan with the Philosophers by Ruth Ronen

Lacan with the Philosophers

byRuth Ronen

Hardcover | March 26, 2018

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Closely examining Jacques Lacan's unique mode of engagement with philosophy, Lacan with the Philosophers sheds new light on the interdisciplinary relations between philosophy and psychoanalysis. While highlighting the philosophies fundamental to the study of Lacan’s psychanalysis, Ruth Ronen reveals how Lacan resisted the straightforward use of these works. Lacan’s use of philosophy actually has a startling effect in not only providing exceptional entries into the philosophical texts (of Aristotle, Descartes, Kant and Hegel), but also in exposing the affinity between philosophy and psychoanalysis around shared concepts (including truth, the unconscious, and desire), and at the same time affirming the irreducible difference between the analyst and the philosopher.

Inspired by Lacan’s resistance to philosophy, Ruth Ronen addresses Lacan’s use of philosophy to create a fertile moment of exchange. Straddling the fields of philosophy and psychoanalysis with equal emphasis, Lacan with the Philosophers develops a unique interdisciplinary analysis and offers a new perspective on the body of Lacan’s writings.

Ruth Ronen is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University.
Title:Lacan with the PhilosophersFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:296 pages, 9.1 × 6.4 × 1.3 inShipping dimensions:9.1 × 6.4 × 1.3 inPublished:March 26, 2018Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487502818

ISBN - 13:9781487502812


Table of Contents

  1. Lacan with the Philosophers
  2. The Love of Truth – Lacan with Plato
  3. Soulove – Lacan and Aristotle "On the Soul"
  4. To think or not to be – Lacan with Descartes
  5. Lacan Wagers with Pascal
  6. The Erotics of the One – Lacan with Kant
  7. Beyond Good and Evil – Lacan and Kantian Morality
  8. Lacan and Hegel in Three Steps: Otherness, Death, Singularity

Editorial Reviews

"Lacan with the Philosophers is an important book, creating as it does a real dialogue between different traditions, themes, and perspectives in both psychoanalysis and philosophy. Not only will it be useful to scholars in both disciplines and attendant fields, it will also be of interest to clinicians."

- Dominique Hecq, Higher Education, Swinburne University of Technology