‘Lacan & Science’ edited by Jason Glynos

Published by Routledge in 2002.


The current volume represents an exciting collection of essays critically examining the relation between modern science and Lacanian psychoanalysis in approaching the question of mental suffering. Lacan & Science also tackles more widely the role and logic of scientific practice in general, taking as its focus psychic processes. Central themes that are explored from a variety of perspectives include the use of mathematics in Lacanian psychoalanysis, the importance of linguistics and Freud’s text in Lacan’s approach, and the central significance attached to ethics and the role of the subject. Constituting an invaluable addition to existing literature, this comprehensive volume offers a fresh insight into Lacan’s conception of the subject and its implications to scientific practice and evidence.


Introduction by Jason Glynos and Yannis Stravrakakis

  1. Theory and Evidence in the Freudian Field: From Observation to Structure by Jason Glynos
  2. Psychoanalysis Operates Upon the Subject of Science: Lacan Between Science and Ethics by Jason Glynos
  3. A Matter of Cause: Reflections on Lacan’s “Science and Truth” by Dany Nobus
  4. Causality in Science and Psychoanalysis by Paul Verhaeghe
  5. Elements of Epistemology by Jacques-Alain Miller
  6. Knowledge and Science: Fantasies of the Whole by Bruce Fink
  7. From Mathematics to Psychology: Lacan’s Missed Encounters by David Corfield
  8. Postures and Impostures: On Lacan’s Style and Use of Mathematical Science by Jason Glynos and Yannis Staurakakis
  9. What Causes Structure to Find a Place in Love? by Bernard Burgoyne
  10. A Lacanian Approach to Clinical Diagnosis and Addiction by Rik Loose
  11. Lacan Between Cultural Studies and Cognitivism by Slavoj Žižek

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