Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288506
Title:
An Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Seminars 1 and 2
Authors:
Martin, Noah
Abstract:
My thesis is an introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis--and assumes all of the connotations of the word "introduction". I have tried to make it as clear and simple as possible, constantly reiterating each point in hopes that the reader will find some sort of conceptual handle in which to gain access to Lacan's world. This thesis begins with an attempt to situate the Lacanian project in its historical and theoretical context. I proffer the contributing factors that led Lacan to initiate his Seminar followed by the theoretical tasks he wished to accomplish therein. I then transition into a discussion dealing with the underlying mechanisms of language that form Jacques Lacan's specific strand of psychoanalysis.With Lacan's understanding of the functioning of the signifier in place I shift into a topological discussion of the individual symbolic concepts crucial to an understanding of the nature of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Throughout this discussion I endeavor to show how the concepts interrelate and influence the formation of all the parts of the nascent amorphous theoretical whole; all the while drawing on examples from popular culture in order to illustrate these concepts to the non-specialized reader.In the third and final section of the thesis I discuss how these concepts are manifest in the psychoanalytic practice--the actually existing analytic session. I venture a guess at how these concepts effect the work of the analyst and the analysand in order to suggest an explanation of what the terminus of analysis looks like.
Advisors:
Olthuis, James H.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Jan-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288506
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43121.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Psychoanalysis; Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981; Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorOlthuis, James H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Noahen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T13:31:52Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-06T13:31:52Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2008-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288506-
dc.description.abstractMy thesis is an introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis--and assumes all of the connotations of the word "introduction". I have tried to make it as clear and simple as possible, constantly reiterating each point in hopes that the reader will find some sort of conceptual handle in which to gain access to Lacan's world. This thesis begins with an attempt to situate the Lacanian project in its historical and theoretical context. I proffer the contributing factors that led Lacan to initiate his Seminar followed by the theoretical tasks he wished to accomplish therein. I then transition into a discussion dealing with the underlying mechanisms of language that form Jacques Lacan's specific strand of psychoanalysis.With Lacan's understanding of the functioning of the signifier in place I shift into a topological discussion of the individual symbolic concepts crucial to an understanding of the nature of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Throughout this discussion I endeavor to show how the concepts interrelate and influence the formation of all the parts of the nascent amorphous theoretical whole; all the while drawing on examples from popular culture in order to illustrate these concepts to the non-specialized reader.In the third and final section of the thesis I discuss how these concepts are manifest in the psychoanalytic practice--the actually existing analytic session. I venture a guess at how these concepts effect the work of the analyst and the analysand in order to suggest an explanation of what the terminus of analysis looks like.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43121.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectPsychoanalysisen_GB
dc.subjectLacan, Jacques, 1901-1981en_GB
dc.subjectFreud, Sigmund, 1856-1939en_GB
dc.subject.lcshLacan, Jacques, 1901-1981. Livre 1. Les ecrits techniques de Freuden_GB
dc.subject.lcshLacan, Jacques, 1901-1981. Livre 2. Le moi dans la theorie de Freud et dans la technique de la psychanalyseen_GB
dc.subject.lcshFreud, Sigmund, 1856-1939--Psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshPsychoanalysisen_GB
dc.titleAn Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Seminars 1 and 2en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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