Writings on Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan

Paperback | August 12, 1999

byLouis AlthusserEditorOlivier Corpet, François Matheron

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With several never-before published writings, this volume gathers Althusser's major essays on psychoanalytic thought--documenting his intense and ambivalent relationship with Lacan, and dramatizing his intellectual journey and troubled personal life.

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What were some of the earliest influences in the life of Louis Althusser, a noted scholar of psychoanalysis? And, how did the writings of this intellectual affect 20th century views about the science of the mind? Edited by Olivier Corpet, Writings on Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan features the author’s revealing and insightful essays ...

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With several never-before published writings, this volume gathers Althusser's major essays on psychoanalytic thought--documenting his intense and ambivalent relationship with Lacan, and dramatizing his intellectual journey and troubled personal life.

Louis Althusser (1918-1990) is the author of For Marx, Reading Capital (with Etienne Balibar), Essays in Self Criticism, and other works.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.75 × 1 × 0.68 inPublished:August 12, 1999Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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What were some of the earliest influences in the life of Louis Althusser, a noted scholar of psychoanalysis? And, how did the writings of this intellectual affect 20th century views about the science of the mind? Edited by Olivier Corpet, Writings on Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan features the author’s revealing and insightful essays about various schools of thought and their followers during his lifetime.

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Splendidly brought together and presented.... a fascinating group of historical documents.... Revealing.