The Ethics of Lacanian Psychoanalysis: A Conversation about Living in Joy

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Author: Yehuda Israely & Esther Pelled

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 28/04/2023

ISBN: 9781032378916

The Ethics of Lacanian Psychoanalysis observes different aspects of life – childhood, romantic love, sex, death, and human suffering – through a Lacanian lens, with a glance toward a Buddhist point of view.

Combining Lacanian psychoanalysis with insight from Freud, Bion, and the Zen masters, this book suggests finding ways to suffer less and cultivate a passion for life. Yehuda Israely and Esther Pelled consider the ethics in the light of which people live, and the questions pertinent to this choice. What kind of person do you want to be? What desire will you choose your life to be led by? How will you deal with separations, relationships, and cravings that you cannot control? This book raises these questions and proposes possible answers through an accessible, conversational format.

The Ethics of Lacanian Psychoanalysis will be of interest to psychoanalysts in practice and in training as well as readers looking to learn more about applying Lacanian ideas to everyday life.