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Lacanian Ethics and the Assumption of Subjectivity

Authors: Neill, C.

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About this book

A readable and advanced introductory-level text focusing on the ethical dimensions and impact of Lacan's thinking. This book argues that a rethinking of the subject necessitates a rethinking of our relation to law, tradition and morality, as well as our understanding of guilt, responsibility and desire.

About the authors

Calum Neill is a lecturer in Critical Psychology and Discourse Analysis at Edinburgh Napier University.

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"Over the years the scholarly output on 'Lacanian ethics' has become so vast as to induce intellectual indigestion in whoever decides to enter the field but not for much longer. In this brilliant book, Calum Neill exempts the reader from having to trawl through endless realms of Lacan-scholarship by offering the clearest, most concise, and most poignant discussion of what is really at stake: a radical re-consideration of all the crucial dimensions of ethics (the law, morality, guilt, responsibility and desire) in light of a fundamental review of the very notion of subjectivity. If you, reader, now hold this book in your hands, I can only give you one sound advice: Eat it!" - Dany Nobus, Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, Brunel University London, UK

"This book provides an excellent overview of the philosophical foundations and conceptual basis of Lacan's work on ethics. Calum Neill makes clear what ethics in psychoanalysis is about, and broadens the scope to a much wider critical reflection on ethical acting." - Stijn Vanheule, Ghent University, Belgium

"Neill's erudition and rigour make [this] a brilliant evocation of both Lacanian and traditional ethical thought." - Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lacanian Ethics and the Assumption of Subjectivity
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30503-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230305038
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29409-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-41271-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33324-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 256
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