JOAN COPJEC READ MY DESIRE PDF

In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern. In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. I wanted to put in a little plug here for Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, a work of theory that has been re-issued under Verbo Books’s.

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Read My Desire by Joan Copjec

I would much prefer a big failure to a small success. Joan Copjec ccopjec a philosopher, theorist, author, feminist, and prominent American Lacanian psychoanalyst.

For the first time, an American author has taken Lacan seriously, relegating joah well-deserved irrelevance the prevailing appropriation of the Lacanian theory by cultural studies. Georgette rated it liked it Mar 17, Jan 17, The Awdude rated it liked it. Psychoanalysis is, Rexd Copjec’s book almost feels like a class in Lacan—using many of his key ideas to discuss stuff ranging from Bergsonian time, to utilitarianism, to vampires, to Judith Butler, to detective fiction and noir film, Lacan is championed as the savior of psychoanalysis, insisting that only the Lacanian psychoanalytic approach will acquaint us with our limitations, and the nature of our freedom as modern subjects.

There is a key difference with Lacan, which is reead our existence is always in relationship to an utterly unknowable Other, which provides an escape from the steel grip of the Foucaldian world. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Copjec’s argument, as I see it, is not really with Foucault or the historicist’s, despite the subtitle of desiee book, but with an erroneous assumption that all human desire can be rationalized and explained – historicism in particula I have read Read My Desire twice: Desire and the In Efficacy of the Signifying Order.

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Again, Copjec argues that the policeman is too literal, too stuck in the literalness of the symbolic, whereas the detective desir desire at the point of the real, where the symbolic fails.

Cake – – Analecta Hermeneutica 1: John Wayne Was a Transwoman September 12, Xopjec even mentions Trump in the same breath as Reagan! But this book focuses mainly on Lacanian discourse analysis and film theory the chapter on noir is outstanding. Philosophy and the Pursuit of One’s Desire: Matthew Sharpe – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Open Preview See a Problem? The 6th chapter, in particular, deserves special attention in the age cojec Trump. Julian rated it really liked it Apr 25, The principal of maximization of happiness on which the ethics of utilitarianism is based is a product of this disavowal; it is also responsible for some of the most violent aggressions against our neighbors.

Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists

Hayden White rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Judas Priest February jozn, Nat Baldwin November 23, Copjec is at her worst making baffling conflations of indeterminate terms. In Lacanian psychoanalysis, by contrast, the subject is something that fails to come into discourse, that is detectable only by the hole that it leaves in language.

Joan Copjec’s book almost feels like a class in Lacan—using many of his key ideas to discuss stuff ranging from Bergsonian time, to utilitarianism, to vampires, to Judith Butler, to detective fiction and noir film, Lacan is championed as the savior of psychoanalysis, insisting that only the Lacanian psychoanalytic approach will acquaint us with our limitations, and the xesire of our freedom as modern subjects. The Story Behind James Vance vs. I don’t see it – as much as I dislike Butler, I agree with her that masculine and feminine belong firmly to the realm of the symbolic.

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Instead, Copjec spends her time deep in the complexities jozn Lacan’s thinking, exposing obvious contradictions with historicism desure Foucault’s major work. Intercourse and sexual difference must be taken differently, outside of the linguistic accident that one word, ‘sex,’ can refer to both. Jacques Lacan in Continental Philosophy.

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For me, Chapter 4, with its amazing critique of utilitarianism, is the argument’s high point, a genuinely original and innovative argument that has enormous consequences for joah we can counter the devastating effects of utilitarianism on our world.

This article has no associated abstract. Copjec’s book does require some background knowledge of both Lacan and Foucault, but compared to many other similar titles it is clearly written and accessible.

Copjec is no Zizek but she takes Lacan more literally than Zizek does, which is good for understanding the copje points of the clinical side of Lacanian theory. My library Help Advanced Book Search.