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Jacques the Sophist - Lacan Logos and Psychoanalysis

Barbara Cassin

Translator Michael Syrotinski

Publisher: Fordham University Press

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Sophistry has long been philosophy’s bad other, yet in many ways, its emphasis on words and performativity remain more important than philosophical Truth. This book celebrates an underground survival of the sophistical tradition in the work of work of psychoanalysis, and its determination to take seriously equivocations, jokes, and unfinishable projects of interpretation.

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