In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. Publisher’s description: In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault. I wanted to put in a little plug here for Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, a work of theory that has been re-issued under Verbo Books’s.
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Hardcoverpages. Description In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern discourses – psychoanalysis and historicism. It is a desire that cannot be rationalized: But the main point Copjec wants to get across and I think she does a good job of it is that neo-Foucauldians have largely misunderstood Lacan over and over again as well as Foucault for that matter because they don’t take Copjec is no Zizek but she takes Lacan more literally than Zizek does, which is good for understanding the finer points of the clinical side of Lacanian theory.
For the first time, an American author has taken Lacan seriously, relegating to well-deserved irrelevance the prevailing appropriation of the Lacanian theory by cultural studies.
Mathews rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Critics of Trump would be wise to consider this chapter closely, and Copjec’s call for a cultural studies literate in desire more broadly. Jacques Derrida – – Stanford University Press. While praising Butler’s perceptiveness, Copjec argues that the problem with her ideas is that she ultimately locates sexuality atthe level of the signifier rather than tracing its position in the real.
A difference of desire? Chris Coffman – – Angelaki 18 4: As a sociologist, I now feel that I need some more Lacan, and if this is not a compliment to Copjec’s masterful to I can’t say I fully understood this book, and yet, as a Foucauldian, this book is no dopjec than a sheer revelation.
Read My Desire : Lacan Against the Historicists
I don’t see it – as much as I dislike Butler, I agree with her that masculine and feminine belong firmly to the realm of the symbolic.
The Democratic Paradox Chantal Mouffe. Copjec’s argument, as I see it, is not really with Foucault or the historicist’s, despite the subtitle of the book, but with an erroneous assumption that all human desire can be rationalized and explained – historicism in particular seems to believe that, if there are gaps in this respect, it is only because we haven’t looked hard enough.
Similar terrain as Zizek but perhaps easier to read. The 6th chapter, in particular, deserves special attention in the age of Trump. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.
Science Logic and Mathematics. There are some interesting discussions about anxiety in this section, especially about how human beings use the symbolic order’s capacity for ritual in order to try and control the eruptions of the real that make us anxious. Read it Forward Read it first.
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Again, Copjec argues that the policeman is too literal, too stuck in the literalness of the symbolic, whereas the detective locates desire at the point of the real, where the symbolic fails. The final section, Chapter 8, is an extended rumination on sexual difference via Judith Butler and Immanuel Kant. In particular, there is a large dose of film theory in this book, as well as an excellent chapter on the colonial photographs of G. Chapter 7 contains a masterful analysis of the “locked room” paradox in film noir.
War and Cinema by Paul Virilio May 4, The main ambition of the book gets lost along the way.
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Psychoanalysis is, according the Copjec, the way in which the subject comes to an understanding of themself, even if the understanding is more often a very copjex one. Judas Priest February 16, Mar 13, Thai Divone rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About Read My Desire: To ask other readers questions about Copjex My Desireplease sign up.
For Copjec, psychoanalysis continues to subscribe copjc the principle of sufficient reason, but it differs from the usual scientific assumptions because the actual cause is never directly representable to consciousness except as an absence. Nov 08, Peter D. It is this failure, this absence, that once again defines the subject’s place at the intersection of the real and symbolic.
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The Cambridge Companion to Lacan. Copjec is no Zizek but she takes Lacan more literally than Zizek does, which is good for understanding the finer points of the clinical side of Lacanian theory. Bert Olivier – – Janus Head 8 2: Richard Boothby – – Continental Philosophy Review 46 2: Copjec’s missteps are worth more consideration than most thinker’s most valued contributions to philosophy.
Read My Desire Lacan Against the Historicists
Slavoj i[ek” show more. This involves further ruminations on detective fiction and its connection to statistics and the probable. Not because every argument vesire bulletproof, but because it is audacious, comprehensive, and necessary. In Chapter 6, Copjec looks at how a politician like Ronald Reagan can repeatedly tell lies and get away with it: Ken Baumann October 29,