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Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Theory

Collected Essays

Bert Olivier

Contents: Discourse, agency and the question of evil – Lacan and narrative identity – Lacan and the question of the psychotherapist’s ethical orientation – The contemporary context of relativity and relativism – The question of an appropriate philosophical response to ‘global’ terrorism: Derrida and Habermas – Nature as ‘abject’, critical psychology, and ‘revolt’: The pertinence of Kristeva – Negotiating the ‘paranoiac structure’ of human knowledge: Fowles’s The magus and Lacan – Trauma and literature: Derrida, 9/11 and Hart’s The reconstructionist.