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Lacan and the Limits of Language
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Lacan and the Limits of Language

Charles Shepherdson

Abstract

This book weaves together three themes at the intersection of Jacques Lacan and the philosophical tradition. The first is the question of time and memory. How do these problems call for a revision of Lacan's purported “ahistoricism,” and how does the temporality of the subject in Lacan intersect with the questions of temporality initiated by Heidegger and then developed by contemporary French philosophy? The second question concerns the status of the body in Lacanian theory, especially in connection with emotion and affect, which Lacanian theory ... More

Keywords: Jacques Lacan, Lacanian theory, temporality, Heidegger, psychoanalysis, philosophy, race, biology, evolutionary theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823227662
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227662.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Shepherdson, author