‘The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis’ by Jacques Lacan

Published by W. W. Norton & Co Inc in 1981.

DOWNLOAD
(.pdf & .epub)


Jacques Lacan’s writings, and especially the seminars for which he has become famous, offer a controversial, radical reappraisal of the legacy bequeathed by Freud. This volume is based on a year’s seminar in which Lacan addressed a larger, less specialized audience than ever before, among whom he could not assume familiarity with his work.

For his listeners then, and for his readers, now, he wanted to “introduce a certain coherence into the major concepts on which psycho-analysis is based”, namely, the unconscious, repetition, the transference, and the drive. Along the way he argues for a structural affinity between psychoanalysis and language, discusses the relation of psychoanalysis to religion, and reveals his particular stance on topics ranging from sexuality and death to alienation and repression. This book constitutes the essence of Lacan’s sensibility.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: