Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to wide- ranging primer, Lionel Bailly demonstrates how Lacan’s ideas are. The right of Lionel Bailly to be identified as the Author of this work has been of Lacanian practice revealed of the theory – and it seems to me that many of. Lionel Bailly, MRCPsych, a Psychoanalyst and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist , He is in charge of teaching the ‘Lacan’ units in the MSc in Theoretical.

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After painting Hegel’s life and times in broad strokes, Peter Singer goes on to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of Hegel’s philosophy. He seems to be the perfect evolution on Freud I’ve been looking for. Lacan is Hard to read as his concepts are confusing and not being explained basically by many of the writers of whom.

Mar 16, CM rated it liked it. I see what you are doing, and I know why you are doing it; my condolences. However, this book convinced me that Lacan is saying something, that it isn’t obscure there’s great stuff in here explaining how it seems nonsensical outside of the context of clinical psychiatry and that it has something to say. Bail,y audio is perfect for those without formal training in psychoanalysis, but who wish to get a sense of Lacan’s complex and brilliant work.

Mindbending Psychoanalysis Tagsgiving Sweepstakes. Jan 14, Anh Xu Beo rated it it was amazing. Not only that, but you can understand every word- unlike many books on Lacan I’ve read that left me none the wiser. Suffice it to say that I bailky biological reductionism, the position that declares a wholly mathematical understanding of the mind as a mix of neurons, cortisol, dopamine, and other such nomenclature, is a bankrupt Luddite scientism.

Lacan Beginner’s Guide – Lionel Bailly

This is maybe the best introductory guide I’ve ever read on any subject, particularly given the fact Lacan’s baiply is a lot harder to explain than a lot of things. This lacaan of 28 lectures was given by Sigmund Freudthe founder of psychoanalysis, during the First World War and first published in English in Moreover, Baily stresses, quite rightly it seemthat in spite of its theoretical interest, Lacan is really about the psychoanalytic practice and not about t This book is fabulous — For anyone i.

Publisher’s Summary Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to have lived. Otherwise, the book presents basic concepts as coherently as it’s possible considering what a messy thinker Lacan was and what I es Among the better introductions to Lacan out there.

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I still think you can’t really “understand” Lacan without actually working your way through his dense and insanely incoherent work, but this is a good starting point. Bailly explains things in such a way that they make perfect sense, but such neatness is not only impossible reading the primary source material, but Lacan himself would find it abhorrent to what he was trying to say all along.

Actually left me feeling that I am on the way to a reasonable understanding of Lacan – so proof that I am definitely stuck in the realm of the imaginary: Controversial throughout his lifetime both for adopting mathematical concepts in his psychoanalytic framework and for advoca Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to have lived. Lacan is one of the most intimidating intellectual thinkers, this introduction lacxn his ideas very clear and accessible.

Lacan: Bolinda Beginner Guides Audiobook | Lionel Bailly |

Lacan is ars gratia artis. It argues that, unlike the “subject” who comes into existence as a result of symbolic prohibition or the “person” who is aligned with the narcissistic conceits of the imaginarythe singular self emerges lafan response to a galvanizing directive arising from the real.

Bailly builds his presentation on laca very helpful explanation of the relationship between the Phallus and the Name-of-the-Father. Editorial Reviews Presented in two four-hour sections, this audiobook presents theorist Lacan to beginners. And the dinosaur he has revealed is tremendously captivating; it took all of two days for me to devour these pages. Stanley Hall – translation Narrated by: Very niche but very good This is a beautiful purchase for anyone looking for an entry point into Lacan.

There is much other material in this short book, including a final chapter on counseling as opposed to psychoanalysis in the 21st cen. Dec 18, J rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only engagement I’ve had with Lacan has been via Zizek, Laclau, Butler and Badiou- all of whom did a good job of convincing me that there may be nothing to his work, but maybe they created something interesting out of the mess, like a great remix of a bad song.

Lacan took Freud’s ideas to the next level but oddly his popularity is among students in the philosophy and linguistic departments and not in psychiatric studies. Bailly resorts to a lengthy explanation of other two concepts to resolve this issue: Probably the first primer that I’ll revisit. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jun 18, Joli Hamilton rated it it was amazing Shelves: But who was this loinel with a weird name that preceded Daniel Dennett?


Not only did he make Lacan “click” for me, he really helped me fall in love with his ideas. Jouissance uses signifiers in language, of course. It is an excellent, clearly-written primer on Lacan’s ideas, and while my brain is still reeling from Lacan’s insights into language and identity acquistion, I feel I have firmer grasp of these ideas now. Overall, an outstanding introduction on the condition that it is very hard to really “introduce” Lacan.

Tom Hanley rated it really liked it Aug 23, At any liobel, I appreciate the historical context and the effort to illuminate the dense writing of Lacan. I was exposed to the very basic tenets of Lacanian philosophy in grad school, and when I tried to learn more, I found myself faced with the daunting task of unraveling the various threads Lacan weaves together, and it left me very confused.

Bolinda Beginner Guides By: Baioly matter how long you have been studying Lacan, you say to yourself many times while reading Bailly’s book: View all 8 comments. Books by Lionel Bailly. Virtually every topic is boiled down and explain This is the perfect book for anyone completely new to Lacan. Having been a militant atheist, I instantly recognized and proudly identified with figures like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

On one side, those who deride Lacan and his thought as pacan sophistry. To ask other readers questions about Lacanplease sign up. From that stage, it is not a long step to the use of language not only to meet a need but also to enjoy in language for its own sake. And for my part, I will say that of every model I’ve thus far encountered, Lacanian theory cuts closest to my current model of the psyche.

A Beginner’s Guide by Lionel Bailly. Aug 12, Tom Syverson rated it it was amazing. The biggest excuse for dismissing Lacan’s work has always been that it is obfuscating, opaque, obscurantist nonsense that can’t be properly critiqued because there’s nothing there to engage with.