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


Taking within his compass a vast array of traditions, from Antiquity to the courtly love poets, Christian love, and Romanticism and providing an in-depth examination of Freud and Lacan on love and libido, Fink unpacks Lacan’s paradoxical claim that “love is giving what you don’t have.” He shows how the emptiness or lack we feel within ourselves gets covered over or entwined in love, and how it is possible and indeed vital to give something to another that we feel we ourselves don’t have. This first-ever commentary on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference, provides readers with a clear and systematic introduction to Lacan’s views on love. It will be of great value to students and scholars of psychoanalysis and of the humanities generally, and to analysts of all persuasions.

Publisher: Polity Press
Date Published: 2016
Book Condition: Near fine softcover with minimal edge wear to covers.
ISBN: 9781509500505

ISBN: 9781509500505

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