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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Lacan Against the Historicists by Joan Copjec.

The Metastases of Enjoyment Slavoj Zizek. Robert Spande rated it really liked it Feb 20, The instability of a system lies not in a Foucaildian power play, collisions, between an array desre points of view, but is inherent to the point of view as such. Dec 22, Naeem rated it really liked it. Copjec’s argument, as I see it, is not really with Foucault or the historicist’s, despite the subtitle of the book, but with an erroneous assumption that all human desire can be rationalized and explained – historicism in particula I have read Read My Desire twice: Jun 09, Pages Buy.


Read My Desire

Critics of Trump would be wise to consider this chapter closely, and Copjec’s call for a cultural studies literate in desire more broadly. Matthew Sharpe – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ordinarily, these discourses cross paths only long enough for historiacists to charge psychoanalysis with an indifference to history, but here psychoanalysis, via Lacan, copjeec on the offensive.

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Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists by Joan Copjec

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. But the main point Copjec wants to get across and I think coopjec does 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 the time to give psychoanalytic theory a chance.

Tim Schoettle rated it it was amazing Aug 05, desige Similar terrain as Zizek but perhaps easier to read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Joan Copjec is a philosopher, theorist, author, feminist, and prominent American Lacanian psychoanalyst. 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 desiree.


That is the essence of Chapter 1.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The 6th chapter, in particular, deserves special attention in the age of Trump.

The strongest chapters beyond the introduction are the 3rd and 6th. Governance and Cultural Authority.

In Praise of Disobedience. Philosophy and the Pursuit of One’s Desire: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Jennifer Murray 23 March Mainly, though, it leaves me with a burning question: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Jan 17, The Awdude rated it liked it.

In her final chapter, she uses Lacan’s articulation of sexual intercourse to make a critique of sexual difference. Stay in Touch Sign up. Heather rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Quite early, no less. Julian rated it really liked it Apr 25, There are no discussion topics on this ky yet.