In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern. In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. 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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Read My Desire
This paradigm 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. Ordinarily, these discourses only cross paths long enough for historicists to charge psychoanalysis with an Oh, and a much clearer read than Zizek! Joan Copjec’s book almost feels like a class in Lacan—using many of his key ideas to discuss stuff ranging from Bergsonian time, to utilitarianism, to vampires, to Judith Butler, to detective fiction and noir film, Lacan is championed as the savior of psychoanalysis, insisting that only the Lacanian psychoanalytic approach will acquaint us with our limitations, and the nature of our freedom as modern subjects.
Judas Priest February 16, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Critics of Trump would be wise to consider this chapter closely, and Copjec’s call for a cultural studies literate in desire more broadly. MIT Press- Psychology – pages. Instead, Copjec spends h This book is incredible.
The Inheritance of Potentiality: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For me, Chapter 4, with its amazing critique of utilitarianism, is the argument’s high point, a genuinely original and innovative argument that has enormous consequences for how we can counter the devastating effects of utilitarianism on our world.
Copjec even mentions Trump in the same breath as Reagan! Again, Copjec argues that the policeman is too literal, too stuck in the literalness of the symbolic, whereas the detective locates desire at the point of the real, where the symbolic fails.
Account Options Sign in. The 6th chapter, in particular, deserves special attention in the age of Trump.
Copjec is at her worst making baffling conflations of indeterminate terms. Copjec is no Zizek but she takes Lacan more literally than Zizek dseire, which is good for understanding the finer points of the clinical side of Lacanian theory. Copjec aligns the primal father of Freud’s Totem and Taboothe death drive, and the generative principle of a given society as opposed to its ‘cultural content’ as extra-discursive figures of a different order of what they precipitate the society of equal brothers, the pleasure principle, and the aforementioned cultural content respectively.
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Nat Baldwin November 23, Jacques Copejc in Continental Philosophy. Julian rated it really liked it Apr 25, Refresh and try again. This book is incredible. Inspired by Your Browsing History. It is this failure, this absence, that once again defines the subject’s place at the intersection of the real and symbolic.
Jan 17, The Awdude rated it liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. The main ambition of the book gets lost along the way.
Trivia About Read My Desire: Nov 08, Peter D. It was worth the effort. Similar terrain as Zizek but perhaps easier to read. But this book focuses mainly on Lacanian discourse analysis and film theory the chapter on noir is outstanding. In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern discourses – psychoanalysis and historicism.
Review of Joan Copjec’s Read My Desire: Lacan against the Historicists – UCL Discovery
Psychoanalysis insists on exposing the ‘cruel enunciator, the sadistic superego’, which speaks the moral law because it, ‘[ But the main point Copjec wants to get desige and I think she jon a good job of it is that neo-Foucauldians have largely misunderstood Lacan over and over again as well as Foucault for that matter because they don’t take Copjec is no Zizek but she takes Lacan more literally than Zizek does, which is good for understanding the finer points of the clinical side of Lacanian theory.
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Bert Olivier – – Janus Head 8 2: Also by Joan Copjec. The Singularity of the Cinematic Object. 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. It is a desire that cannot be rationalized: Sign in to use this feature. Jacques Lacan in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. Again, Copjec shows that this conception of the subject as the product of the gaze of the law means that the subject is located purely within the realm of the symbolic.
There is a key difference with Lacan, which is that our existence is always in relationship to an utterly unknowable Other, which provides an escape from the cophec grip of the Foucaldian world.
Jean-Paul Gilson copjed This involves further ruminations on detective fiction and its connection to statistics and the probable. Jacques Derrida – – Stanford University Press. The Other Side of the Canvas: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Copjec brilliantly shows how utilitarianism begins from an erroneous assumption about what human beings ought “rationally” to want, a logic that it then uses to justify tyranny the tyrant, out of a perverse sense of “care,” commands subjects to learn to do “what is good for them” and imperalism with the colonizer using the same tyrannical logic on colonized peoples.