Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

24 October 2019 | By Mark Fisher | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carr , Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others

Resistances of Psychoanalysis

24 October 2019 | By Jacques Derrida | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

In the three essays that make up this stimulating and often startling book, Jacques Derrida argues against the notion that the basic ideas of psychoanalysis have been thoroughly worked through, argued, and assimilated The continuing interest in psychoanalysis is here examined in the various resist

God Is Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and Theology

24 October 2019 | By Tad DeLay | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Sailing into New York Harbor, Sigmund Freud stood on the deck and gazed upon a statue that was meant to symbolize someone else s vague notion of freedom The embryonic field of psychology so very interested to hear this theory, which excavated the depths of the psyche anticipated his arrival in Am

La vie avec Lacan (L'infini)

24 October 2019 | By Catherine Millot | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Il fut un temps o j avais le sentiment d avoir saisi l tre de Lacan de l int rieur D avoir comme une aperception de son rapport au monde, un acc s myst rieux au lieu intime d o manait sa relation aux tres et aux choses, lui m me aussi C tait comme si je m tais gliss e en lui Ce sentimen

The PlayStation Dreamworld

24 October 2019 | By Alfie Bown | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

From mobile phones to consoles, tablets and PCs, we are now a generation of gamers The PlayStation Dreamworld is to borrow a phrase from Slavoj Zizek the pervert s guide to videogames It argues that we can only understand the world of videogames via Lacanian dream analysis It also argues that

Lacan on Love: An Exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference

24 October 2019 | By Bruce Fink | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deade

The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

24 October 2019 | By Aaron Schuster | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

An investigation into the strange and troublesome relationship to pleasure that defines the human being, drawing on the disparate perspectives of Deleuze and Lacan Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire Or is desire it

Tea with Winnicott

24 October 2019 | By Brett Kahr | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis His writings are cited in bibliographies even frequently than those of Sigmund Freud And yet how many mental health professionals have actually managed to read and digest the nearly twenty published volumes o

In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis

24 October 2019 | By Casey Schwartz | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Everywhere I looked it seemed that we were being defined by what our brains were doing Everywhere, there were hucksters and geniuses, all trying to colonize the new world of the brain I d never been a science person, Casey Schwartz declares at the beginning of her far reaching quest to

Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism

24 October 2019 | By Slavoj Žižek | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Philosophical materialism in all its forms from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj i ek s argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work Recent his

Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

24 October 2019 | By Daniel Pick | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Since its inception, psychoanalysis has been hailed as a revolutionary theory of how the mind works, whilst some of its ideas such as the Oedipus complex have become part of everyday conversation In Psychoanalysis A Very Short Introduction, Daniel Pick offers a lucid, lively, and wide ranging surv