Nothing to It

Reading Freud as a Philosopher

Emmanuel Falque (Author),

Series: Figures of the Unconscious

Category: Psychoanalysis

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462702233

Publication date: February 12, 2020

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Number of pages: 136

Size: 234 x 156 x 7 mm

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Series: Figures of the Unconscious

Category: Psychoanalysis

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461663214

ISBN: 9789461663214

Publication date: February 12, 2020

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The special role of psychoanalysis in the development of phenomenology

The confrontation between philosophy and psychoanalysis has had its heyday. After the major debates between Paul Ricoeur, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Michel Henry, this dialogue now seems to have broken down. It has therefore proven necessary and gainful to revisit these debates to explore their re-usability and the degree to which they can provide new insights from a contemporary point of view. It can be said that contemporary philosophy suffers from an ‘excess of meaning’, and this is exactly where psychoanalysis comes in and may raise key questions. This is precisely what a philosophical reading of Freud demonstrates. To say ‘Nothing to It’ indicates that the ‘It’—or Freudian Id—is not visible as it never shows itself as a ‘phenomenon’. Such a reading of Freud exemplifies how psychoanalysis has a special role to play in phenomenology’s development.

Translators: Robert Vallier (DePaul University), William L. Connelly (The Catholic University of Paris)

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Foreword by Philippe Van Haute
Preface
Opening Act Philosophizing in psychoanalysis The doctrine of experience The other Rubicon The backlash
Introduction Go take a look
Chapter One Keep moving, nothing to see The end of the Enlightenment Toward another paradigm Collapse of the system
Chapter Two Beware of it Conceiving the inconceivable The disillusion of psychoanalysis Primitive man
Chapter Three It’s not nothing The drive at the frontier Rooting in the organic Presence and resistance
Chapter Four What is it? A disturbing uncanny Death and repetition The anorganic
Chapter Five It concerns me Being lived The knight of the Id Being there for something
Chapter Six It touches me Where the Id was The draining of the Zuyderzee The great cavalcade
Conclusion What’s God have to do with it? For the salvation of the Id Apart from it The realm of the Id
Epilogue Regarding all of it
Notes Bibliography Index rerum Index nominum

Emmanuel Falque

Emmanuel Falque is honorary dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Paris. He is a widely published author in the field of phenomenology and continental philosophy.

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