This timely translation introduces the monumental work of this great French psychoanalyst.Through a close reading of Freud's The Unconscious and The Ego and the Id, Laplanche attempts to bridge the puzzling gap between the early and late Freudian topographies of the mind. Unlike Jacques Lacan, Laplanche believes that it is indeed possible to retain both the concept of the 'Id' and of 'the Unconsious', which he demonstrates by working both concepts into his general theory of seduction.Jean Laplanche, known internationally as psychoanalyst, philosopher and translator of Freud, has been influential in clinical work, and in film and cultural theory. His work on the theory of drives is seminal. This is the fourth of his "Problematiques".
Publisher: Rebus Press