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The Graph of Desire
Using the Work of Jacques Lacan

ISBN 9781855756106
Published September 21, 2009 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

The 'graph of desire' is one of the principal points of reference in Lacanian psychoanalysis. In this book the graph is analyzed in its multiple aspects and relations. Step by step, the author reveals and considers formulations from the simplest to the most complex. The treatment of this issue does not deal only with the development and explanation of its logical, mathematical and topological aspects but also goes through the psychoanalytical theory and practice. The author has immersed himself in Lacan's text "The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious" to uncover and bring this fascinating subject to light.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Graph of desire and topology -- Object a and mathematical graph and nets theory -- The structure of language: Need, demand and desire -- Graph one -- Questions and answers: The impossible—neurosis and psychosis -- Ideal (I)—ego (m)—ideal (i): Graph 2 -- Graph 3: The question -- Desire and fantasme: A pathway (I)— the symptom -- Desire and fantasme: A pathway (II) -- The formula of the fantasme: Introduction to the drive -- The drive (I) -- The drive (II) -- S(A): Being, jouissance and desire -- S(Ⱥ): “Being (Res), jouissance and desire” (II) -- The castration complex in Lacan's teaching

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