Lacanian Antiphilosophy and the Problem of Anxiety

An Uncanny Little Object

Authors: Robertson, Brian

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This book brings Jacques Lacan's work on the problem of anxiety into a jarring and fruitful confrontation with phenomenology, existentialism, and the 'jargon' of authenticity. Brian Robertson masterfully upends a host of received philosophical truths - most notably, and crucially, the idea that anxiety 'lacks an object.'

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Brian Robertson is an independent scholar residing in Washington, USA.

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'This exploration of anxiety provides not only a path-breaking rethinking of the concept of anxiety but also a wholly new way of thinking about Jacques Lacan. Through Robertson's careful analysis, we discover a Lacan who participates in the existentialist project by reformulating its key concepts rather than dismissing them. This book is a genuine breakthrough.' - Todd McGowan, University of Vermont, USA

'Robertson's focus here is Lacan's crucially important 1962-63 seminar on anxiety. Robertson locates Lacan's problematic in relation to phenomenological and existential conceptions of anxiety in Heidegger, Sartre, and Kierkegaard, and provides detailed background on many of the seminar's more obscure references. The result is a useful illumination of an indispensable Lacanian text.' - Richard Boothby, Loyola University Maryland, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lacanian Antiphilosophy and the Problem of Anxiety
Book Subtitle
An Uncanny Little Object
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Brian Robertson
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51353-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137513533
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51352-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 249
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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