The Intimate Alterity of the Real

Charles Shepherdson

in Lacan and the Limits of Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780823227662
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235353 | DOI:
The Intimate Alterity of the             Real

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This chapter sketches out some of the major issues that the concept of the real might engage. It suggests some general points of intersection between the real in Lacan and other contemporary issues or thinkers — the “trace” in Derrida, the “incest prohibition” in Lévi-Strauss, the critique of Lacan's covert essentialism that one finds in some of Judith Butler's work.

Keywords: Jacques Lacan; Lacanian theory; real; trace; Derrida; incest prohibition; Judith Butler; Lévi-Strauss

Chapter.  21479 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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