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Ecrits; the first complete edition in English.


Ecrits; the first complete edition in English.

Lacan, Jacques. Trans. by Bruce Fink.

W.W. Norton


878 pages




Lacan is one of the most influential thinkers read today, and yet he is also notorious for being one of the most difficult to read. Fink (Duquesne U.) provides an able and accessible English translation without compromising content that includes a seminar on "The Purloined Letters," material on the "reality principle," the mirror stage and aggressiveness in psychoanalysis, criminality, psychical causality, anticipated certainty, transference, speech and language, commentary on the work of such as Hyppolite and Lagache, variations in standard treatment, reason since Freud, signification of the phallus, Kant with Sade, the unconscious, and science and truth. Fink includes substantial notes and s classified index of the major concepts.

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