‘Why Psychoanalysis? Three Interventions’ by Alenka Zupančič

Published by Aarhus University Press in 2008.

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In Why Psychoanalysis?, Alenka Zupančič outlines the relationship between the ontological, the ethical and the aesthetical spheres of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. In three bold interventions she investigates the question of Being, Freedom and Comedy. Taking her departure from issues of sex, cause, and horror Zupančič reinterprets Kant’s philosophical categories and outlines a unique theory of the subject. Why Psychoanalysis? continues her seminal work Ethics of the Real: Kant and Lacan from 2000 and links it with more recent work about comedy. Why Psychoanalysis? is suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced readers.

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