By Bruce Fink
Quintessentially attention-grabbing, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives a lot of what we do in lifestyles. As cautious as we will be of its illusions and disappointments, many people fall blindly into its traps and turn into ensnared again and again. Deliriously mad pleasure turns to disenchantment, if no longer deadening repetition, and we ask yourself how we will ever get away of this vicious cycle.
Can psychoanalysis – with plentiful the aid of philosophers, poets, novelists, and songwriters – supply us a brand new viewpoint at the wellsprings and process love? Can it aid us fathom how and why we're frequently trying to find love in the entire fallacious areas, and are essentially stressed approximately “what love fairly is”?
In this energetic and wide-ranging exploration of affection through the a long time, Fink argues that it may. Taking inside his compass an unlimited array of traditions – from Antiquity to the courtly love poets, Christian love, and Romanticism – and offering an in-depth exam of Freud and Lacan on love and libido, Fink unpacks Lacan’s paradoxical declare that “love is giving what you don’t have.” He exhibits how the vacancy or lack we suppose inside of ourselves will get coated over or entwined in love, and the way it really is attainable and certainly very important to provide whatever to a different that we think we ourselves don’t have.
This first-ever statement on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference, offers readers with a transparent and systematic creation to Lacan’s perspectives on love. will probably be of significant price to scholars and students of psychology and of the arts often, and to analysts of all persuasions.
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Lacan on Love: An Exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference by Bruce Fink