By Justin Clemens
Love, hate, slavery, torture, dependancy and loss of life - as this ebook indicates, in basic terms psychoanalysis can communicate good of such concerns. Psychoanalysis was once crucial highbrow improvement of the twentieth century, which left no perform from psychiatry to philosophy to politics untouched. but it used to be additionally in lots of methods an untouchable venture, stuck among technology and poetry, drugs and hermeneutics. This unsettled, unsettling prestige has lately triggered the thinker Alain Badiou to characterise psychoanalysis as an 'antiphilosophy', that's, as a tradition that matters the most powerful attainable demanding situations to suggestion. Justin Clemens takes up the problem of this denomination right here, by way of re-examining a chain of the most important psychoanalytic issues: dependancy, fanaticism, love, slavery and torture. Drawing from the paintings of Freud, Lacan, Badiou, Agamben and others, Psychoanalysis is an Antiphilosophy bargains an intensive reconstruction of the operations and import of key psychoanalytic innovations and a renewed feel of the fundamental powers of psychoanalysis for today.