The Palgrave Lacan Series

Writing the Structures of the Subject

Lacan and Topology

Authors: Greenshields, Will

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  • Provides an unprecedented and comprehensive English-language introduction to Jacques Lacan’s use of topology in psychoanalysis
  • Explores the relation between Lacan and Freud through topology
  • Adds to the debate regarding Lacan’s self-proclaimed status as an ‘anti-philosopher’
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This book examines and explores Jacques Lacan’s controversial topologisation of psychoanalysis, and seeks to persuade the reader that this enterprise was necessary and important. In providing both an introduction to a fundamental component of Lacan’s theories, as well as readings of texts that have been largely ignored, it provides a thorough critical interpretation of his work. Will Greenshields argues that Lacan achieved his most pedagogically clear and successful presentations of his most essential and notoriously complex concepts – such as structure, the subject and the real – through the deployment of topology. The book will help readers to better understand Lacan, and also those concepts that have become prevalent in various intellectual discourses such as contemporary continental philosophy, politics and the study of ideology, and literary or cultural criticism.

About the authors

Will Greenshields is a contributor to the Reframing Psychoanalysis website which is a focus for research in psychoanalysis across the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). He completed his PhD thesis on Lacan and topology at the University of Sussex, where he also taught in the area of Critical Theory. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writing the Structures of the Subject
Book Subtitle
Lacan and Topology
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Lacan Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47533-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47533-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47532-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83761-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 290
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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