Psychoanalysis – Dynamic Genesis

Sean Bowden

in The Priority of Events

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780748643592
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652624 | DOI:
Psychoanalysis – Dynamic Genesis

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This chapter explores Gilles Deleuze's relation to psychoanalysis in his The Logic of Sense. It suggests that this relation is focused on the problem concerning how the surface, with its constitutive series of things and propositions, can be understood as an event which is itself determined on the surface. It explains that Deleuze turned to psychoanalysis because it is capable of thinking the genesis of structure in a structural way and because psychoanalysis develops a structural account of the event of the symbolic order for the child, which is the symbolic being for the metaphysical surface, problem or structure of sense.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; psychoanalysis; The Logic of Sense; genesis structure; event; metaphysical surface; structure of sense

Chapter.  34160 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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