Where to Start 1: The Psychoanalytic Theorists | Why Theory
The episode claims that Sigmund Freud’s most important work is Beyond the Pleasure Principle, but that you shouldn’t start reading Freud with that.
Jacqueline Rose has important commentary on Freud’s later works.
Jacques Lacan didn’t “become Lacan” until Seminar XI.
Hegel’s idea of the subject is only free when it recognizes itself in absolute otherness.
Lacan’s idea of anxiety is a bit like Hegel’s idea of freedom.
The hosts do not like Lacan’s Ecrits much.
- A Note Upon the Mystic Writing Pad
- The Interpretation of Dreams
- The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis
- Looking Awry
- The Plague of Fantasies
- The Fright of Real Tears
- The Parallax View
- Less Than Nothing
The episode recommends all of Copjec’s works, but in particular:
- “The Orthopsychic Subject”
“Sex and the Euthanasia of Reason”
- Response to Judith Butler
- The Odd One In
- Ethics of the Real
- The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living
- Between Levinas and Lacan: Self, Other, Ethics
- The Ethics of Opting Out