I Want to Learn How to Think Beyond Academic Disciplines
Vol.1 2012.10.10 HARA, Kazuyuki
Changes of the Subject in Psychoanalysis
"Something is not going right. I want to change. But I cannot change."
Such is one way in which agonies we encounter in our daily lives often manifest themselves. However, what exactly changes here? And how does it change? Psychoanalysis tried to answer this question with a concept called "desire," in devising treatments for such mental illnesses as hysteria. In this lecture, we will examine how psychoanalysis perceives "changes" by referring to the works of Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, and Jacques Lacan, who produced his own unique version of psychoanalysis in France.
- HARA, Kazuyuki
- Associate Professor at Multidimensional Analysis of World Structure, Department of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo. Majored in Area Studies (France) at University of Tokyo's Undergraduate Program and subsequently its Graduate School. Studied Philosophy at Université Paris 1 as well as Université Paris 4. Ph.D. from Université Paris 4 (History of Philosophy). Assistant Professor (Associate Professor) at the Department of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo since April, 2004, after serving as Full-Time Lecturer and Assistant Professor at University of Electro-Communications. Publications include Lacan: an Exodus of Philosophical Space (Kodansha).
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