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Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Andrea Hurst


Derrida and Lacan have long been viewed as proponents of two opposing schools of thought. This book argues, however, that the logical structure underpinning Lacanian psychoanalytic theory is a complex, paradoxical relationality that corresponds to Derrida's “plural logic of the aporia”. It begins by linking this logic to a strand of thinking (in which Freud plays a part) that unsettles philosophy's transcendental tradition. It then shows that Derrida is just as serious and careful a reader of Freud's texts as Lacan. Interweaving the two thinkers, ... More

Keywords: Derrida, Lacan, psychoanalytic theory, ethics, plural logic of the aporia, Freud, philosophy, sexual difference, feminine sexuality, subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823228744
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Hurst, author