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Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Barbara Cassin


“The psychoanalyst is a sign of the presence of the sophist in our time, but with a different status.” The surprising confluence of Lacanian psychoanalysis and the texts of the Ancient Greek sophists in Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis becomes a springboard for Barbara Cassin’s highly original re-reading of the writings and seminars of Jacques Lacan. Sophistry, since Plato and Aristotle, has been represented as philosophy’s negative alter ego, its bad other, and this allows her to draw out the “sophistic” elements of Lacan’s own language or how, as she puts it, Lacan “phil ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Democritus, equivocation, Freud, homonym, Lacan, psychoanalysis, sexual relationship, sophistry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823285754
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Cassin, author
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)