The Psychoanalysis of Sense: Deleuze and the Lacanian School (Plateaus - New Directions in Deleuze Studies) (Paperback)

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Guillaume Collett questions to what extent we can locate Deleuze within the Lacanian School during the late-1960s, prior to Guattari. In so doing, he offers a new, integrated reading of Deleuze's The Logic of Sense (1969) by understanding it as a 'psychoanalysis of sense', and gives a new interpretation of Deleuze's conception of philosophy itself.
The Psychoanalysis of Sense shows that Deleuze was not merely aware of the debates animating the Lacanian School during the 1960s: he sought to contribute to them. Emphasising his appropriation of the work of post-Lacanian Serge Leclaire, Collett explains how Deleuze constructed a more singular and immanent theory of the linguistic structure of the unconscious - granting the erogenous body a larger structuring role.
The first book devoted to situating Deleuze's 1960s work on psychoanalysis within the context of the Lacanian SchoolShows how Deleuze drew on Lewis Carroll and Sacher-Masoch to immanentise the work of the Lacanian SchoolDevelops a new reading of The Logic of Sense by viewing it as a meta-philosophical precursor to What is Philosophy?

About the Author

Guillaume Collett is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Critical Thought, University of Kent. He has co-edited a number of Skepsi journal issues as well as Deleuze and Philosophical Practice for Deleuze Studies (EUP, 2013) and has translated a number of articles from French into English for philosophy journals. He is currently co-editing a volume on Deleuze and Transdiciplinarity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474432269
ISBN-10: 1474432263
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Plateaus - New Directions in Deleuze Studies