In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. Publisher’s description: In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault. I wanted to put in a little plug here for Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, a work of theory that has been re-issued under Verbo Books’s.

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Bring Your Sweet Loving Reac 18, I can’t say I fully understood this book, and yet, as a Foucauldian, this book is no less than a sheer revelation. Mainly, though, it leaves me with a burning question: Sign in Create an account. Ordinarily, these discourses cross paths only long enough for historiacists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, goes on the offensive.

Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists by Joan Copjec

Pits the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan against the historicist approach of Michel Foucault to develop a profound critique of historicism. Also by Joan Ddsire. This article has no associated abstract. The principal of maximization of happiness on which the ethics of utilitarianism is based is a product of this disavowal; it is also responsible for some of the most violent aggressions against our neighbors.


You may also like. As a sociologist, I now feel that I need some more Lacan, and if this is not a compliment to Copjec’s masterful tour de force, I don’t know what is. This involves further ruminations on detective fiction and its connection to statistics and the probable.

This deire is crucial to all of Copjec’s arguments as they proceed, and she seeks to analyze what desire evinces despite it potentially existing outside of the sphere of discourse. Hegemony and socialist strategy Ernesto Laclau.

September 7th, by Scott Esposito. Refusing to cede historicity to the historicists, Copjec rewd a case for the superiority of Lacan’s explanation of historical process, its generative principles, and its complex functionings.

Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists

To understand the functioning of historicism and the science of psychoanalysis is equally crucial. The strongest chapters beyond the introduction are the 3rd and 6th. I understand the failure part, but I remain baffled as to why this equates to sexual difference. Copjec’s missteps are worth desirw consideration than most thinker’s most valued contributions to philosophy.

Read My Desire

Sign in to use this feature. Jeremy Valentine – – Cultural Values 6 Return to Book Page. Copjec argues that the desite attacks on Reagan could never destroy the object athe object cause of desire, that made American’s love him.


To ask other readers questions about Read My Desireplease sign up. It is this failure, this absence, that once again defines the subject’s place at the intersection of the real and symbolic. Chapter 5 shows an unexpected link between stories of vampirism and the championing of breastfeeding. Adam Geary rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Lacan Against the Historicists. Book ratings by Goodreads.

The Unpredictable Future of Fantasy’s Traversal. The Best Books of Jennifer Murray 23 March Copjec aids her readers in achieving these goals. In Zeno’s paradox, for instance, it is impossible to represent properly the movement of Achilles as he overtakes the tortoise, but this event does ultimately occur in the real.

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