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Speculating on the Edge of Psychoanalysis
Rings and Voids

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ISBN 9781032244778
August 2, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
160 Pages 3 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In Speculating on the Edge of Psychoanalysis, Pablo Lerner questions, and takes a step beyond, the prevailing paradigm of Lacanian psychoanalysis and its emphasis on the sovereignty of language and jouissance.

Arguing for the existence of a primordial real void outside and independent of language, Lerner re-thinks the structure and functioning of Lacan’s three orders and their complex interrelations. Silence, darkness, and emptiness are the names of the voids within the symbolic, the imaginary, and the real, and, in the gaps between these orders, the voids converge. Thus, Lerner re-conceptualizes the fundamental structure of the field of subjectivity, offering radical and original perspectives on a diverse range of psychoanalytical, philosophical, and theological topics. Chapters span themes such as creation and poetry, death and solitude, intuition and mysticism, truth and being, pantheism and polytheism, the poetic art of interpretation, and introduces a new mathematical conceptualization of psychoanalytic metapsychology and the clinical structures.

This volume offers new psychoanalytic perspectives of great interest for practitioners and scholars in the fields of psychoanalysis, philosophy, theology, and literary studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Within Without: On Exile and Cosmogeny  2. Notes on Play  3. The End of Grief  4. On God and Gods I: Truth and Being  5. On God and Gods II: Spinoza, Author of the Ethics  6. Blahblahcan avico Vico  7. Ring/ring  8. From Beyond the Real

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Pablo Lerner is a psychologist and psychoanalyst based in Paris, France, offering psychoanalytic psychotherapies in private practice.