Anxiety Between Desire and the Body
What Lacan Says in Seminar X
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This book provides a unique analysis of Lacan’s conception of anxiety as presented in one of his most fascinating seminars, Seminar X. The seminar took place in the lead up to Lacan’s infamous excommunication from the IPA.
Revisiting Freud’s work on the topic, Lacan conceives anxiety in an "anxiety chart" which includes adjacent terms such as inhibition, embarrassment, and turmoil. He sees desire as the kernel of anxiety, before turning attention to the body.
Anxiety Between Desire and the Body: What Lacan Says in Seminar X is written from the perspective of the analytical experience, its logic, and its surprising discoveries. It will be of great interest to students of Lacanian psychoanalysis, as well as philosophers interested in Lacan’s work.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – To begin: between anxiety and love
Chapter 2 – Anxiety chart
Chapter 3 – The cause of desire and the object a
Chapter 4 – "Perverse solutions".
Chapter 5 – Revision of countertransference (1)
Chapter 6 – Revision of countertransference (2)
Chapter 7 – Signs of love – women know best
Chapter 8 – Phenomena of the speaking body
Chapter 9 – The constitution of the object a
Chapter 10 – The phallus and the silent voice
Chapter 11: Psychoanalytic clinic – anxiety and the obsessional neurosis
Bogdan Wolf is a psychoanalyst in private practice in London. He is the author of two books and several articles, co-editor of the acclaimed collection Later Lacan, and former editor-in-chief of the Psychoanalytical Notebooks, a publication of the London Society of the New Lacanian School.
"Bogan Wolf shows us the chart of the lacanian anatomy, in which the list of the classical partial objects proposed by Freud will include Lacan´s developments on the gaze and the voice, two "episodic substances" that incarnate the object a.
Let us celebrate this book that sorts out a great number of indispensable concepts for the clinical practice and proves the living movement of Lacan´s teaching. A liveliness that demands from us to follow a constant work in progress."