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Derrida and Lacan: Another Writing

Michael Lewis

Abstract

This book is a comparative study of two giants of contemporary thought. It contrasts Jacques Derrida's deconstruction with Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic thought and argues that Lacan presents us with a form of deconstruction different to Derrida's. This Lacanian approach opens up the possibility of engaging critically with Derridean deconstruction. Lacan demonstrates that an attention to the order of the imaginary, along with the genesis of the human being and his language, should cause us to modify our understanding of the relation between language and the real, which is deconstruction's con ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, deconstruction, language, psychoanalysis, genesis, Slavoj Žižek

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748636037
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636037.001.0001

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Michael Lewis, author

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