Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to wide- ranging primer, Lionel Bailly demonstrates how Lacan’s ideas are. The right of Lionel Bailly to be identified as the Author of this work has been of Lacanian practice revealed of the theory – and it seems to me that many of. Lionel Bailly, MRCPsych, a Psychoanalyst and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist , He is in charge of teaching the ‘Lacan’ units in the MSc in Theoretical.

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Lacan: A Beginner’s Guide – Lionel Bailly – Google Books

Jan 02, Michael Mena rated it it was amazing. Once the Subject sees itself in a mirror around age 2it forms an identification with this image-double, and then gradually affixes attributes to this ‘double’ attributes culled from the Big Otherwith which the Subject then identifies. Lacan took Freud’s ideas to the next level but oddly his popularity is among students in the philosophy and linguistic departments and not in psychiatric studies.

The Singularity of Being presents a Lacanian vision of what makes each of us an inimitable and irreplaceable creature. Instead, drive can give rise to jouissance, enjoyment of a faculty just because it feels good.

A tool to identify your transference — understanding your unconscious communication in relationships. Bailly builds his presentation on a very helpful explanation of the relationship between the Phallus and the Name-of-the-Father.

Best by far of the very few books that summarize Lacan’s theories in civilian language. The older I get the more important I believe it is to have a functioning understanding of psychology to cross-fertilize with other interest.

Want to Read kionel. He mentions the main points of the graph of desire, namely need, demand and desire, without ever mentioning the graph of desire.

Reading this in conjunction with Zizek’s introduction to Lacan inclines me towards thinking this is the better educational resource – it lacks Zizek’s bombast, but is certainly more persuasive and educational to the average reader unfamiliar with Lacan or Zizek themselves. Lacan’s concepts are not easy to baiilly.

Accordingly, in order to understand his theory, readers must learn to accept new definitions for words, and drop the assumptions they may already have; acquiring the Lacanian vocabulary is a prerequisite for being able to understand his theoretical models, particularly as they became more and more complex, building upon concepts he invented and named.


Phallus and the Name-of-the-Father. Feb 05, Shaun rated it it was amazing. I understand why they did this, but it just fell flat for me.

Click here to buy this book Tom Hanley rated it really liked it Aug 23, Lacan come to the conclusion that desire is the driving force behind all lcan behavior. This was actually the second time I It is best read slowly, turning back to reread things that were unclear or not initially comprehended. I was really impressed by Bailly’s ability to do just what is often advertised but rarely delivered on for these sorts of “For Dummies” books: It offers valuable historical context and some very interesting discussion on why Lacan is such an ambivalent figure to the broader psychological community and the future of his work.

Lacan Beginner’s Guide – Lionel Bailly

Drive, at least by implication, does not use signifiers because a drive is not a need. Lacan’s brilliance and obtuseness come through in this enjoyable tour of his major innovations. This is maybe the best introductory guide I’ve ever read on any subject, particularly given the fact Lacan’s thinking is a lot harder to explain than a lot of things.

SolitarySocialist rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Mar 16, CM rated it liked lioneel. Controversial throughout his lifetime both for adopting mathematical concepts in his liobel framework and for advocating therapy sessions of varying length, he is widely misunderstood and often unfairly dismissed as impenetrable.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. How does Bailly explain jouissance phallique, which is jouissance that pivots around llacan and reason? JP Beaty rated it really liked it Mar 23, One of the classics of contemporary cinema The Matrix addresses a timeless question.

People who bought this also bought Controversial throughout his lifetime both for adopting mathematical concepts in his psychoanalytic framework and for advoca Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to have lived. No trivia or quizzes yet. Virtually every topic is boiled down and explained with such clarity, that it’s actually quite different than what you’ll find reading Lacan himself or disciples like Bruce Fink or Slavoj Zizek.


The reading is probably as good as it could be, despite the occasional pain of hearing Lacan’s mathemes – algebraic notations for linguistic structures – fully articulated. And for my part, I will say that bbailly every model I’ve thus far encountered, Lacanian theory cuts closest to my current model of the psyche. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Nonetheless, I recommend reading both books for the perspectives they offer.

Lacan Beginner’s Guide – Lionel Bailly – Appliedjung

This directive carries the force of an obligation that cannot be resisted and that summons the individual to a “character” beyond his or her social investments.

Is it so ridiculous to believe that epiphenomena can be understood better—vastly better—through epiphenomenal tools than through brute force elemental analysis? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Jul 12, Greg rated it it was ok. View all 3 comments. Recommended to those who have a basic knowledge of psychoanalysis who want to understand Lacan’s thought. Lacan’s use of synecdoche, metonymy and metaphor are also explained perhaps too quickly and not deeply enough.

Synopsis written by Shane Eynon Ph. He moves to the Imaginary, Symbolic and lionle Real and the Borromean knot pretty fast, although the Borromean knot was a late development in Lacan’s topology. More than a half-century after it burst upon the intellectual scene – with roots that extend to the midth century – Existentialism’s quest to answer these most fundamental lionle of individual responsibility, morality, and personal freedom, life has continued to exert a profound attraction.

Insane, futile, pointless; rightful categorizations perhaps, but they lonel not preclude the effort, which ilonel becomes, in the Nietzschean turn, righteous and honorable: