Category Archives: Jacques Lacan

The Early Foucault update 6: Foucault’s teachers, and returning to his work on Binswanger

I’ve largely been able to continue the focus of the last update, with a series of fairly uninterrupted days’ research and writing. Aside from continuing work on Lacan, I’ve also been looking at the people who taught Foucault. Merleau-Ponty is … Continue reading

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The textual issues around Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’

While it is somewhat outside the time period I am currently working on, Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’ lecture is interesting because it is one of the few instances for which there is a textual record of an engagement between … Continue reading

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It seems Jacques Lacan struggled to get his students to do the reading too…

Last time I wanted to give you an initial insight into the meaning of the question – what happens beyond the pleasure principle? My great friend Jean Hyppolite, who isn’t here today because he is in Germany, told me he … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan, Freud and Earth, Tree and Traffic from the Object Lessons series

Second-hand copies of Lacan’s Ecrits (the old Sheridan translation) and Freud’s Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious; along with Earth, Tree and Traffic from Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series, sent by the publisher. Earth looks especially interesting – not just … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 5: Canguilhem, Merleau-Ponty, Politzer, Lacan…

Until about a week ago I was focusing on the terrain work, for the London Review of International Law lecture, the conference in Oslo, and the lecture in Maynooth. But in and around other things I was also doing a … Continue reading

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Books received – review work for Polity and Sage

A pile of recent books received in recompense for review work, and a couple of others sent by Polity from their Key Contemporary Thinkers series.

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Books received – Lacan, Shakespeare, Freud, Nietzsche, Bambach and Kantorowicz

Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts; the new Arden edition of Cymbeline; the translation of the first edition of Freud’s Three Essays; the 1964 proceedings of a conference on Nietzsche; an edited collection on Lacan’s first two seminars; Charles Bambach’s Thinking the Poetic Measure … Continue reading

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Books received – Binswanger, Canguilhem, Lacan

Some books for the new Foucault project – works by Georges Canguilhem and Jacques Lacan, picked up in Paris, and Jacqueline Verdeaux’s translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s Dream and Existence which Foucault advised and introduced.

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The Early Foucault update 2 – Uppsala, Binswanger, Lacan and Bedlam

While I did take a proper break over Christmas and the New Year, I have been continuing work on the very early Foucault. One of the things I’ve done is some initial research on the time he spent in Uppsala. … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan and Binswanger

The French originals of Lacan’s first two published seminars, and some French and English translations of Binswanger’s work. More preparatory reading for the project on the early Foucault.

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