By Marc De Kesel
A accomplished exam of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.
In Eros and Ethics, Marc De Kesel patiently exposes the strains of proposal underlying Jacques Lacan’s frequently advanced and cryptic reasoning concerning ethics and morality in his 7th seminar, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis (1959–1960). during this seminar, Lacan arrives at a slightly difficult end: that which, over the a long time, has been alleged to be “the perfect solid” is actually not anything yet “radical evil”; for that reason, the final word aim of human wish isn't happiness and self-realization, yet destruction and dying. And but, Lacan accelerates so as to add, the morality in accordance with this end is way from being melancholic or tragic. quite, it leads to an encouraging ethics that for the first time in historical past supplies complete ethical weight to the erotic. De Kesel’s shut studying uncovers the true scope of Lacan’s feedback concerning the moralizing ethics of our time, and is among the infrequent books that provides the reader complete entry to the letter of the Lacanian textual content.
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