In Lacan and the English Language Cléro reveals the extent to which Lacan was influenced by English-language psychoanalysts, philosophers, poets, and mathematicians; his erudition generating an appreciation and re-evaluation of some thinkers within that tradition. But this investigation also identifies a "missed" encounter between Lacan and the British psychoanalytic community that led Lacan to question the efficacy of the English language to translate the unconscious.
Jean-Pierre Cléro is an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Rouen and a visiting professor at Sciences-Po in Paris. He is the author, among many other works, of Essai sur les fictions (2014), Le vocabulaire de Lacan (2002) and Y a-t-il une philosophie de Lacan? (2006).
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