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The Psychoanalysis of SenseDeleuze and the Lacanian School$
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Guillaume Collett

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474409025

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409025.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Psychoanalysis of Sense

Guillaume Collett

Edinburgh University Press

While subtitled ‘Deleuze and the Lacanian School’, the primary aim of the present book is to provide a close reading of Deleuze’s 1969 work The Logic of Sense faithful to the text. This presents an immediate difficulty in that the text is itself highly fragmentary, being comprised of thirty-four miniature chapters or ‘series’ whose interrelations are never fully spelled out – indeed, the form and content of the work aligned, the text’s series are ‘nonsense’ yet collectively as a ‘structure’ generate sense as their superficial (yet not insignificant) by-product. The wager of the present book is that ‘sense’ can be made of The Logic of Sense by approaching this structure as a psychoanalysis of sense. Although I will be primarily focusing on the latter portion, the so-called ‘dynamic genesis’ which provides a psychoanalytical account of language acquisition, by reading it in parallel with a number of the book’s earlier series I will show how psychoanalysis underpins the larger project.

Keywords:   Immanence, Psychanalysis, Gilles Deleuze, Lacanian School, Sense-event, The Body, Jacques Lacan, The Logic of Sense

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