Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Myth in Contemporary Culture: by Angie Voela

By Angie Voela

This ebook examines using fable in modern renowned and excessive tradition, and proposes that the aporetic topic, the person that ‘does now not know’, is the best modern topic. utilizing a number of modern novels, movies and theatrical performs that illustrate aporia – similar to Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Riordan, 2007), Tron Legacy (Koninski, 2010), Welcome to Thebes (Buffini, 2010), The Photographers (Koundouros, 1998), Prometheus (2012) and Prometheus Retrogressing (Sfikas, 1998) – Angie Voela introduces universal flooring among Lacanian psychoanalysis and a few of Freud’s such a lot ardent critics, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard, in addition to the cultural thinker Bernard Stiegler. those exceptional systematic comparisons expand the scope and effect of Lacanian psychoanalysis in inter-disciplinary debates of philosophy and tradition and Voela argues that other than facing the previous, psychoanalysis should also deal extra explicitly with the current and the long run. She provides a different inquiry into sleek subjectivity that might be of serious curiosity to students of psychoanalysis, philosophy, movie, literature and modern culture.

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