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How to Read Lacan summary How to Read Lacan, series How to Read Lacan, book How to Read Lacan, pdf How to Read Lacan, How to Read Lacan 0be8e428f7 The How To Read Series Provides A Context And An Explanation That Will Facilitate And Enrich Your Understanding Of Texts Vital To The Canon These Books Use Excerpts From The Major Texts To Explain Essential Topics, Such As Jacques Lacan S Core Ideas About Enjoyment, Which Re Created Our Concept Of PsychoanalysisLacan S Motto Of The Ethics Of Psychoanalysis Involves A Profound Paradox Traditionally, Psychoanalysis Was Expected To Allow The Patient To Overcome The Obstacles Which Prevented Access To Normal Sexual Enjoyment Today, However, We Are Bombarded By Different Versions Of The Injunction Enjoy Psychoanalysis Is The Only Discourse In Which You Are Allowed Not To EnjoySlavoj I Ek S Passionate Defense Of Lacan Reasserts Lacan S Ethical Urgency For Lacan, Psychoanalysis Is A Procedure Of Reading And Each Chapter Reads A Passage From Lacan As A Tool To Interpret Another Text From Philosophy, Art Or Popular Ideology


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    Slavoj i ek Slovenian psychoanalytic philosopher, cultural critic and all around Marxist bad boy You might not agree with his philosophy or politics but one thing is certain he has the uncanny ability to explain difficult theories and concepts in vivid, comprehensible language.Since one of my own areas of interest in Jungian psychology, I thought it wise to gain at least a basic understanding of another major theorist in the world of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan To this end I tried reading an introductory text but had no luck since technical, obscure language filled the pages right from the first chapter So I tried this introduction by Slavoj i ek Bingo I enjoyed reading the entire book and now I have at least a modest grasp of the great French analyst s thinking To share some of the flavor of Slavoj i ek s instruction on how to read Lacan, here are several quotes from the book coupled with my comments Lacan started his return to Freud with the linguistic reading of the entire psychoanalytic edifice, encapsulated by what is perhaps his single best known formula The unconscious is structured as a language The predominant perception of the unconscious is that it is the domain of irrational drives, something opposed to the rational conscious self For Lacan, this notion of the unconscious belongs to the Romantic philosophy of life and has nothing to do with Freud To illustrate this point, Slavoj i ek gives the example of how there was a factory worker accused of stealing every evening when he left the factory Night after night, the guards would very carefully check the wheelbarrow he was pushing to make sure he wasn t hiding anything belonging to the factory But then one night the guards finally got the point he was stealing wheelbarrows This is the first thing to bear in mind about the way the unconscious works according to Lacan it is not hidden in the wheelbarrow, it is the wheelbarrow itself For Lacan, psychoanalysis at its most fundamental is not a theory and technique of treating psychic disturbances but a theory and practice that confronts individuals with the most radical dimension of human existence It does not show an individual the way to accommodate him or herself to the demands of social reality instead it explains how something like reality constitutes itself in the first place Perhaps this is why nowadays Lacan is encountered in academic departments of philosophy, linguistics and literature rather than actual clinical practice his theory isn t about curing sickness or improving people s ability to function in society rather, his psychoanalytic framework can provide a penetrating approach to the ways in which we construct the building blocks of our perception and understanding of the world For Lacan, the goal of psychoanalytic treatment is not the patient s well being, successful social life or personal fulfillment, but to bring the patient to confront the elementary coordinates and deadlocks of his or her desires This statement gives a hint that Lacan is not overly optimistic about the human capacity to have all our desires satisfied at best, we reach a complete awareness of the structure of our psyche and why our dissatisfaction is a very human reality In order to unlock the secret treasures of Freud, Lacan enlisted a motely tribe of theories, some from the linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure, through Claude Levi Strauss s structural anthropology, up to mathematical set theory and the philosophies of Plant, Kant, Hegel and Heidegger Slavoj lets us know right in his introduction that he will not delve into the details of linguistics or anthropological theory as it is used in psychoanalytic treatment He takes a different tact, linking a passage from Lacan to areas we are all familiar, such as film and current day politics This is the beauty of this introduction you learn a good bit about Lacanian theory and have fun along with way It is clear that none of these versions of toilets can be accounted for in purely utilitarian terms a certain ideological perception of how the subject should relate to the unpleasant excrement that comes from within the body is clearly discernible in it Here Slavoj is talking about the difference between a French toilet, an American toilet and a German toilet and how each culture betrays its ideology and vision of life with their respective design of this bathroom gadget When a judge speaks, there is in a way truth in his words than in thee direct reality of the person of that judge if one limits oneself to what one sees, one simply misses the point What is missed by the cynic who believes only his eyes is the efficiency of the symbolic fiction, the way this fiction structures reality Slavoj i ek provides a lucid explanation of how a society and nation s legal institution with its body of law forms this effective symbolic fiction to make sure the judge s words have much punch than simply those pronounced by a single individual The author also ties in this example with Lacan s psychoanalytic theory.


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    How to read Lacan,2007, Slavoj i ekThe How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Jacques Lacan s core ideas about enjoyment, which re created our concept of psychoanalysis 1390 178 9789649698526 21 1392 157 9786006457314


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    A terrific summary of Zizek s reading of Lacan It could be appropriately called How to Read Zizek s Reading of Lacan than simply How to Read Lacan An impressive number of his examples are familiar from his other works, especially The Parallax View Having Zizek s Lacan illustrations published in one book makes it a lot easier to make sense of his reading of Lacan There is just this one but Zizek does not really read Lacan Rather, he uses his reading of Lacan to read something else, notably films or novels, which he in turn uses to illustrate something else, such as the conservatives wrongheaded response to some problem in society Actually the book should be called How to Read Zizek s Reading of Lacan to Read X X refers to the Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut or the Ridley Scott film Alien etc Even if limited in scope than its title suggests, How to Read Lacan is good enough to be than just good enough.


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    It does not merely enable a human being to accept the repressed truth about him or herself it explains how the dimension of truth emerges in human reality.It is a testament to my sloth and stupidity that I reaped so much from this text as well as Z s other primer Event Telling, how much i ek utilizes the Bard here, as opposed to his typical Hitchcock anyone want to ponder the skeletons in Dakota Johnson s baggage claim No, Shakespeare is placed beside Stalin, while the true defendants in these proceeding are the Bush 41 Administration and their circle of disaster Honestly, Lacan remains as impenetrable as ever, but I found both a vitality and a questioning spirit which both humbles and cleanses That last sentence wasn t intended to be so Jesuit, it must be the Imaginary and the Symbolic at cross purposes.


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    The book is divided in seven chapters each of which start with a text from Lacan and then dwell upon the concept it contains We are given the notions in no particular order here of the big Other, the small Other, fantasy, perversity, the unconsciousness of God, intersubjectivity, the other as an unknown behind the wall of language, et cetera Zizek s extrapolation of Lacan s view of psychoanalysis as a method of reading ends at finding a Lacanian method of reading everything Zizek also mentions the uncanny solidarity between pshychoanalysis and marxism the proof of which is in the redoubtable merging of Lacanian pshychoanalysis and Marxian dialectical materialism as is apparent in works of Zizek, Badiou, and to some extent in all new Communists.This book might help you less in readings of Lacan and in readings of Zizek and Badiou Zizek s effervescent intelligence finds it tough to stick to the premise of the book But you don t get anything new of Zizek in it either If you ve already been reading Zizek you might find some of his examples repeated here like the one that pounds on the difference between German, French and English toilets heaps of ideological tidbits a la admittedly Claude Levi Strauss The little benefit of reading this is bound to be lost if one doesn t go on to read, in reasonably quite time, a seminar paper of Lacan s I m going there soon.


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    Read this for a second time before giving it to a friend and found myself wanting to lower it by a star so I did Still enjoyed it quite a bit overall, but now that I have a little Lacan under my belt I felt a little less enthralled by Zizek s treatment of his themes and concepts Ironically, or perhaps completely logically, Zizek seems to be using Lacan in a bit of a fast and loose manner much like Lacan has been accused of using Freud similarly Harold Bloom I suppose would approve but it rubbed me a bit as self aggrandizement this go around Or maybe I m just feeling grumpy


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    I was slightly disappointed in this book I think it fails to deliver what the title offers For anybody who has watched Zizek on YouTube or on TV, this book is written almost exactly like Zizek speaks intelligent, quick paced and crude, but haplessly trying to describe something rather ineffable, in a way which even your grandma can understand.This book was certainly entertaining, I ll give Zizek that But entertaining me for a couple of hours does not help me fully understand Lacan, or how to read him I think Zizek fails because he tries to teach me to reach Lacan in a Lacanian way By which I mean, he wants me to do the work as Zizek claims of Lacan In other words, the reader must decode and interpret the reading, although a postmodernist understanding any interpretation goes attitude is unacceptable Well that certainly is vague I understand continental philosophers tend to adapt an artistic, occasionally verbose style, but here Zizek just goes a little overboard, and is overly speculative for me.Linking a joke about sex with Cindy Crawford to the Real is funny, and when reading it I felt like yeah that kinda makes sense , but then once the book was put down on the grass, I thought back wait, what the fuck did I just read I think that sums up my reading of this book The only time Zizek does deliver on his promise is right at the end, a 3 page bit on how to read Lacan specifically Ecrits and Lacan s numerous Seminars In short, Zizek says we ought to read both Apparently there are corresponding writings for each seminar, and Zizek also recommend a couple of books on Lacan, by the likes of Miller, Roudinesco to be read with caution , Bruce Fink and Sean Homer.


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    Zizek n o gosta de caf descafeinado Com raz o.


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    What s great about Zizek is also the answer to the question people always ask about critical theory that s interesting and all but what do I do with it Zizek is the master of practical illustration and application of theory He doesn t stop at showing you where the water is or what conditions of epistemic knowledge make it possible for said water to be constituted as such, or whatever rather, he points to the water, leads you to the water, helps you understand the possible consequences of being made to drink the water might be, and then he shows you how to build your own goddamn pond where water tastes like rainbows and gets you birthday style drunk Which is the point of theory in the first place how can we make the world one big happy birthday party at the drunk pond Don t be fooled by the title of this book Lacan is only a background figure throughout because Zizek could have written it without mentioning Lacanian principles even once This book is about getting you to the mindset where you understand what is at stake in the world today socially, politically, and interpersonally It teaches you how to unthink and unlearn, and then it leads you to the traumatic moment of your first thought where now you may learn, all over again, how to think.


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