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For the Love of Psychoanalysis: The Play of Chance in Freud and Derrida

Elizabeth Rottenberg

Abstract

For the Love of Psychoanalysis: The Play of Chance in Freud and Derrida is a book about what exceeds or resists calculation—in life and in death. It is a book about what emerges, and perhaps only emerges, from the difference between psychoanalysis and philosophy. Part I, “Freuderrida,” opens with a nontraditional Freud: a Freud associated not with sexuality, repression, unconsciousness, and symbolization, but with accidents and chance. It begins with the accidents both in and of Freud’s writing, the unexpected insights that simultaneously produce and disrupt our received ideas of psychoanalyti ... More

Keywords: calculation, chance, cruelty, death drive, death penalty, deconstruction, Freuderrida, Jacques Derrida, psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823284115
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284115.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Rottenberg, author
DePaul University