Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To go directly to an article using its bibliographical details…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

If you know the bibliographic details of a journal article, use the Journal Section to find it quickly. First, find and click on the Journal where the article was published in the Journal tab on the home page. Then, click on the year of publication. Finally, look for the author’s name or the title of the article in the table of contents and click on it to see the article.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Perman, G.P. (2016). Against Understanding: Cases and Commentary in a Lacanian Key, Volume 2, by Bruce Fink, Routledge, New York, 2014, 272 pp.. Psychodyn. Psych., 44(1):142-147.

(2016). Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 44(1):142-147

Against Understanding: Cases and Commentary in a Lacanian Key, Volume 2, by Bruce Fink, Routledge, New York, 2014, 272 pp.

Review by:
Gerald P. Perman, M.D.

Against Understanding: Cases and Commentary in a Lacanian Key, Volume 2, the companion to Volume 1, is a collection of published papers, lectures and interviews by American Lacanian psychoanalyst, Bruce Fink, M.D., from 1999-2011. Like its Volume 1 predecessor, Volume 2 introduces an English-speaking audience to Lacanian psychoanalysis, making many of its ideas accessible while still retaining their complexity and nuance. Speaking to the title of the book, Against Understanding, Lacan recommends that therapists remain perpetually curious and avoid the imposition of their own conclusions: “Because they understand a lot of things, analysts on the whole imagine that to understand is an end in itself, and that it can only be ‘a happy end.’ The example of physics may show them, however, that the most impressive successes do not require that one know where one is going” (p. x). “In a Lacanian Key” invokes the idea that Lacan's psychoanalysis is in a different “musical key” than that of other analytic innovators.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the article. PEP-Web provides full-text search of the complete articles for current and archive content, but only the abstracts are displayed for current content, due to contractual obligations with the journal publishers. For details on how to read the full text of 2016 and more current articles see the publishers official website.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.