The first detailed account of the influence English-language philosophers, writers, mathematicians and psychoanalysts exercised upon Jacques Lacan’s clinical and theoretical elaboration. A revised and augmented edition of the original French essay.
Jean-Pierre Cléro is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Rouen (France). His areas of research are mathematics (probability and game theory), English-language philosophy (the philosophy of passions in Hume, classical and modern utilitarianism), and medical ethics. In each of these areas, as well as in linguistics and the philosophy of language, he has published a number of important books and articles.
Brigid Doherty teaches in the departments of German and Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, where she is also an associated faculty member in the School of Architecture. She is currently at work on a book about a group of works by contemporary artist Rosemarie Trockel that respond to the conceptual foundations, formal arrangements, and art-historical reception of the Rorschach test.
Daniel Heller-Roazen is the Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University and the author of Absentees: On Variously Missing Persons (2021), No One’s Ways: An Essay on Infinite Naming (2017), Dark Tongues: The Art of Rogues and Riddlers (2013), and The Fifth Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World (2011).
Jacques Houis retired from teaching French in 2020, after 28 years at The Brearley School. He has translated Paul Scarron’s Roman Comique (The Comic Romance, Alma Classics) and Paola Mieli’s Figures of Space: Body, Subject, Place (Agincourt). His translation of Georges Darien’s Le Voleur (The Thief ) is slated for publication by NYRB Books in 2022.
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