Freud as Philosopher. METAPSYCHOLOGY. AFTER. LACAN. RICHARD BOOTHBY. ROUTLEDGE NEW YORK. AND. LONDON. ‘Freud as Philosopher’ illuminates in an accessible way the central points of Freud’s metapsychology-including the guiding metaphor of psychical energy and . Freud as Philosopher has 30 ratings and 4 reviews. Chris said: It is hard to describe this as an introductory text to the concepts of Freud and Lacan, or.

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Richard Boothby, Freud as Philosopher: Metapsychology After Lacan – PhilPapers

James DiCenso – – Routledge. Boothby intends to deepen the contact between psychoanalysis and philosophy by focusing on the theory of meaning. Askay – – Journal of Philosophical Research Mohsen Farahmand rated it really liked it May 18, Philosopheg – – Princeton University Press. If taken not as an introduction to Freud as one would expect but as an introduction to Lacan, it is a truly great book.


While I disagree with the reading of Freud that Boothby gives us, it is by far the best presentation of the Lacanian reading of Freud. John rated it really liked it Nov 30, Jean Hillier Limited preview – The Thing is particularly intertwined with the use of language: Refresh and try again.


Sign in to use this feature. However, there is an ontologizing tendency in Lacan—which Boothby does not confront—that is not easy to accept. Published September 28th by Routledge first published September 21st Freud as Philosopher illuminates in a fresh and newly accessible way the central points of Freud’s metapsychology-including the guiding metaphor of psychical energy and the final, enigmatic theory of the twin drives of life and death-through the three cardinal Lacanian categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real.

Request removal from index. Mehdi Norouzi rated it liked it Aug 28, Rather, by the time Boothby approaches the term ‘imaginary,’ you’ve had many pages before explaining all of it’s perceptual underpinnings, philosophic origins in Freud, as well as interwoven clinical examples.

Boothby elaborates on the symbolic by reference to Saussure and Jakobson. You dont love me you just dont give a shit. For others, clinical experience ought to be the basis of theory-making, and so there is no place for the speculative language of metapsychology.

References to this book Stretching Beyond the Horizon: Toward a Lacanian Theory of Sacrifice. To ask other readers questions about Freud as Philosopherplease sign up. He taught a course on philosophy and psychoanalysis and had an interesting take on the Freud Man. The Specimen Dream of Psychoanalysis.

Freud as Philosopher: Metapsychology After Lacan

Anthony Elliott – – Routledge. For some, who view psychoanalysis as a science, metapsychology is a painful reminder of the pseudo-scientific tendencies that are part of the legacy of psychoanalysis. The Formative Power of the Image. How the Real World Became a Phantasy. Mehdi rated it really liked it Apr 12, Qs Freud in 19th Century Philosophy. Religion, Culture, and Psychoanalysis. Boothby seems to assimilate this claim without qualms and without reflecting on its validity as an interpretation of Freud.


Given that the object a is resistant to symbolization, it can be discerned only through its effects.

Speaking of the Thing. The real is defined as a force that remains unknowable to itself. Transitional Notation and Semiotic Philosophy of Education. This exciting and brilliant book will have a definitive impact on how psychoanalysis is conceived in relation to philosophy.

Lacan’s Reconstruction of Freud. Between the Image and the Word. Feb 11, Michael rated it really liked it. Toward the Unthought Ground of Thought.

Jacques Lacan Limited preview – Terry Macaluso rated it it was amazing Sep 01,