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by Erik Porge

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Review By Martin Winn

Freud was a psychoanalyst and not a case writer, the difference being that the psychoanalyst seeks to transmit not only truth but also knowledge. His aim is scientific. Following Hegel, Lacan established an articulation between truth and knowledge as such. But it was Freud who first established the existence of these two planes, in his readings of works of art and in case histories.” Drawing on Lacan’s concept of fiction as a bearer of truth, Erik Porge focuses on the theme of psychoanalytic transmission, showing how some dimensions of psychoanalytic work—in and of themselves untransmittable—emerge only as a consequence of the analyst’s formation. Such issues as style, proper names, and the relation between the collective and the individual are treated with clarity and penetrating originality.

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Erik Porge is a psychoanalyst practicing in Paris. A member of the École Freudienne de Paris until its dissolution, he is the co-founder of the Association de Psychanalyse Encore and the editor-in-chief of the psychoanalytic journal Essaim. He is the author of a number of well-known books, including: Les Noms du père chez Jacques Lacan (1997); Jacques Lacan, un psychanalyste (2000); Voix de l’écho (2012); and Le ravissement de Lacan (2015). Truth and Knowledge in the Clinic is his first book to be translated into English.

Product Details
Translator: Mary McLoughlin
Pub Date: 2016
Paperback: 209 pp
ISBN: 978-0-981-63307-7

Price: $24.00

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