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Sex and Nothing free pdf From its etymological roots, sex is related to a scission, Latin for sectus, secare, meaning "to divide or cut." Therefore, regardless of the various studies applied to defining sex as inscribed by discursive acts, i.e. merely a 'performatively enacted signification,' there is something more to sex than just a social construction or an aprioristic substance. Sex is irreducible to meaning or knowledge. This is why psychoanalysis cannot be formulated as an erotology nor a science of sex (scientia sexualis). Following this argumentation, in the final class of his eleventh seminar, Lacan asserts that psychoanalysis has proven to be uncreative in the realm of sexuality. Henceforth, sex does not engrave itself within the symbolic: only the failure of its inscription is marked in the symbolic. In this matter, sex escapes the symbolic restraints of language- however, it is through its failure that it manifests itself through the symbolic, e.g. symptoms or dream life. So, what is sex? Sex and Nothing embarks upon a dialogue between colleagues and friends interested in bridging psychoanalysis and philosophy, linking sex and thought, where what emerges is a greater awareness of the irreducucibility of sex to the discourse of knowledge and meaning: in other words, sex and nothing.

About Alejandro Cerda Rueda

Alejandro Cerda Rueda is a practising psychoanalyst in Mexico City. He is a professor at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), and the senior editor for 'Paradiso editores'. He has a PhD from the European Graduate School (Switzerland) and has previously edited 'Schreber: Los archivos de la locura' (2009).

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Author : Alejandro Cerda Rueda
Publisher : Karnac Books
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ISBN : 1782203389
EAN : 9781782203384
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Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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