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1st Edition

The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis

ISBN 9781855758995
Published December 31, 2011 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

From its peculiar birth in Freud’s self-analysis to its current state of deep crisis, psychoanalysis has always been a practice that questions its own existence. Like the patients that risk themselves in this act - it is somehow upon this threatened ground that the very life of psychoanalysis depends. Perhaps psychoanalysis must always remain in a precarious, indeed ghostly, position at the limit of life and death?

Table of Contents

Preface -- Fatigue and haste -- Adorno -- Angels of disenchantment -- Lacan -- Instructions on how to fell a tree -- Badiou -- Last remarks

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