Brennan, T., History After Lacan

Boulous Walker, Michelle (1995) Brennan, T., History After Lacan. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 73 4: 632-635. doi:10.1080/00048409512346991


Author Boulous Walker, Michelle
Title Brennan, T., History After Lacan
Formatted title
Brennan, T., History After Lacan
Journal name Australasian Journal of Philosophy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8402
1471-6828
Publication date 1995
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.1080/00048409512346991
Open Access Status
Volume 73
Issue 4
Start page 632
End page 635
Total pages 4
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Reviews, by and large, are not written in the propositional mode. I begin with this statement as it bears directly on some of the arguments presented in Teresa Brennan's History After Lacan. Here she presents a complex analysis of the psychotic formation and foundations of the ego, along with a discussion of how this psychosis is tied up with a shift toward writing executed in the secondary mode, that is, writing relying on the fixed points of established names and existing ideas. Indeed, she suggests that 'if the history of modernity is the acting out of a fantasy and a psychosis by a technology and economy in which fixed points proliferate . . . then it should be harder to write in anything other than a secondary mode' (p. xii). Brennan's task, nonetheless, is to work between secondary and propositional modes in order to outline a foundational account of social and natural exploitation...
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Q-Index Code CX
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Subtitle: "(London: Routledge, 1993) pp. xvi, 239, A$27.99 (paper)".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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