'Lacan's work marks a crucial moment in the history of psychoanalysis, a moment which will perhaps prove as significant as Freud's original discovery of the unconscious.' - Colin MacCabe 'Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Georges Bataille had often urged Lacan to publish the text of his seminars: the influence of his teaching can be observed in works by Maurice Blanchot and Michel Foucault... in Roland Barthes's studies on semiology and Louis Althusser's reading of Marx. But it can be felt still more basically [in] the current revival of interest in psychoanalysis... the desire for a return to origins which is a common factor in so many avenues of modern thought.' - The Times Literary Supplement
Jacques Lacan (1901-1981). Psychoanalyst and critical thinker.
Translator's Note Bibliographical Note -- 1 The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I -- 2 Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis -- 3 The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis -- 4 The Freudian Thing -- 5 The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud -- 6 On a Question Preliminary to any Possible Treatment of Psychosis -- 7 The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power -- 8 The Signification of the Phallus -- 9 The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious -- Classified Indexofthe Major Concepts Commentary on the Graphs Indexof Freud's German Terms Indexof Proper Names