Rhetoric And Culture In Lacan by Gilbert D. ChaitinRhetoric And Culture In Lacan by Gilbert D. Chaitin

Rhetoric And Culture In Lacan

byGilbert D. Chaitin

Paperback | September 13, 1996

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This is the first book to explore Lacan's theory of poetry and its relationship to his understanding of the subject and historicity. Gilbert Chaitin's lucid and accessible study of this famously complex thinker shows how Lacan moves beyond the traditionally hostile polarities of poetics and philosophy. For Lacan, the subject is a complex interplay among psychoanalysis, rationality and history, a combination that enabled him to illuminate literature's role in the creation of selfhood. The ambiguities, contradictions and singularities in Lacan are explored in this definitive account of the theoretical development across his entire career.
Title:Rhetoric And Culture In LacanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:September 13, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521497655

ISBN - 13:9780521497657

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Treeing Lacan, or the meaning of metaphor; 3. A being of significance; 4. From logic to ethics: transference and the letter; 5. Desire and culture: transference and the other; 6. The subject and the symbolic order: Historicity, mathematics, poetry; 7. Conclusion: Lacan and contemporary criticism; Bibliography; Index.