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By Jean-Gérard Bursztein

ISBN-10: 1782202579

ISBN-13: 9781782202578

During this ebook Jean-Gérard Bursztein provides his studying of psychoanalysis, within the spirit of its founder Sigmund Freud. He follows the trail laid out by means of the one different psychoanalyst who has provided a finished method of the self-discipline, Jacques Lacan. it may be transparent that the problem at stake isn't really to provide Freud's or Lacan's theories of their personal phrases. The name of this English translation of Bursztein's paintings exhibits this explicitly: Freud's concept has been reworked. it's been remodeled by means of his speedy fans, a few of whom trimmed it right down to exclude even the loss of life drive–which used to be one among Freud's primary rules. Such changes will be thought of to not be trustworthy to Freud's discoveries. Freud's concept has additionally been reworked through Lacan, who, within the mid-fifties of the 20th century, begun a lifelong firm to recast it in a really fruitful debate with the sciences and the arts. this sort of transformation introduced through Lacan used to be (somewhat mockingly) essential to exhibit that Freud's findings are of the maximum significance for the certainty of subjectivity.

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The Topological Transformation of Freud’s Theory

During this e-book Jean-Gérard Bursztein provides his interpreting of psychoanalysis, within the spirit of its founder Sigmund Freud. He follows the trail laid out by means of the single different psychoanalyst who has provided a finished method of the self-discipline, Jacques Lacan. it's going to be transparent that the problem at stake isn't really to offer Freud's or Lacan's theories of their personal phrases.

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The Real space of the structure possesses a density able to generate always more signifying elements and a dynamic of speech. For each signifying neighbourhood, there is always a new potentially signifying element between the various elements of the network. This is called density. It is the character of the fusional link to the mother that generates the potentiality of density. From a subjective point of view, the passage of the subject through the frontier from the man-modality to the woman-modality of the structure is only possible because the place of the object of phantasy is invested with the presence of the One.

Lacan subsumes the interlacing of the object with narcissism under the concept of phallic jouissance, (JΦ). Only phallic jouissance can offer itself as substitute for the lost fusional jouissance. The subject must then consent to abandon the jouissance of the Other, must give up the imaginary narcissistic completeness it induces, and must accept symbolic castration. Under these conditions, the guilt coming from being prisoner of the incestuous phantasy dissolves. The subject can then invest phallic jouissance, as eroticism or as desire.

Thus conceived the neurotic conflict does not appear any longer to come from the unconscious. However, the conflict surges again and again through the body as new illnesses and disturbances. It does not cease to express itself under the guise of permanent dissatisfaction. Clinical experience shows that the worldwide extension of the dominant discourses–science and technology–generates new forms of symptoms and complaints. Feelings of inexistence, emptiness, and unreality affect men and women when confronted with a new freedom and new modalities of family organisation.

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