The Emptiness of Oedipus

This book is a landmark . Far beyond another elucidation of Lacanian theory and practice this book is the first innovation that extends Lacanian and Freudian approaches to contemporary ethos and environments. Beyond poststructuralism and postmodernism it contains numerous innovations of Lacanian concepts regarding femininity and masculinity, brief analysis, trace and trait. The notions of the void, lack, and emptiness are put to work in relation to a fourth moment of Oedipus and the decline of the paternal function. Only someone with a long track of commitment and study of the Freudian-Lacanian corpus, as well as contemporary psychoanalysis, could have brought such remarkable innovations.

 

Andre Patsalides,Professor at the University of Louvain – Belgium; member of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis.
Professor at the University of Louvain – Belgium; member of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis.