In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful. Publisher’s description: In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and those of Michel Foucault. I wanted to put in a little plug here for Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, a work of theory that has been re-issued under Verbo Books’s.
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Refusing to cede historicity to the historicists, Copjec makes a case for the superiority of Lacan’s explanation of historical process, its generative principles, and its complex functionings. Read My Desire by Joan Copjec was last modified: Brilliant thinkers can’t always be right, however.
Jacques Derrida – – Stanford University Press. Julian rated it really liked it Apr 25, Copjec claims, via Lacan, that desire can be articulated even if it is not manifest in discourse in the way that what desire precipitates is manifest.
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I imagine her sense of vindication is a vexed one. Desire and the In Efficacy of the Signifying Order. September 7th, by Scott Esposito. The Singularity of the Rea Object. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x There is a key difference with Lacan, which is that our existence is always in relationship to an utterly unknowable Other, which provides an escape from the steel grip of the Foucaldian world.
The Other Side of the Canvas: For the first time, an American author has taken Lacan seriously, relegating to well-deserved irrelevance the prevailing appropriation of the Lacanian theory by cultural studies. Stian rated it it was amazing Nov 22, This leads to a meditation on the figure of the detective, a figure who, unlike the policeman, has learned to disregard the outward signifiers of a speaker like Reagan and instead has become an expert at reading the irrational desire that makes people follow his message.
Copjec’s argument, as I see it, is not really with Foucault or the historicist’s, despite the subtitle of the book, but with an erroneous assumption that all human desire can be rationalized and explained – historicism in particular seems to believe that, if there are gaps in this respect, it is only because we haven’t looked hard enough.
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Oh, and a much clearer read than Zizek! Tim Schoettle rated it it was amazing Aug 05, On Ideology Louis Althusser. Mathews rated it it was amazing Dec 16, This is an enormous mistake. From the Trade Paperback edition. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Copjec brilliantly shows how utilitarianism begins from an erroneous assumption about what human beings ought “rationally” to want, a logic that it then uses to justify tyranny the tyrant, out of a rwad sense of “care,” commands subjects to learn to do “what is good for them” and imperalism with the colonizer using the same tyrannical logic on colonized peoples.
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Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists
However, Copjec manages to mostly succeed, and her minimal failures stem from an argument audacious enough to make them marvelous in their own right. In Chapter 6, Copjec looks at how a politician like Ronald Reagan dsire repeatedly tell lies and get away with it: I don’t see it – as much as I dislike Butler, I agree with her that masculine and feminine belong firmly to the realm of the symbolic.
Desiee the first time, an American author has taken Copjeec seriously, relegating to well-deserved irrelevance the prevailing appropriation of the Lacanian theory by cultural studies. Slavoj i[ek” show more. A must-read for anyone interested in psychoanalysis. And maybe because while I read, I nod and blink, I totally dig it Philosophy and the Pursuit of One’s Desire: