This book presents the radically new theory of subjectivity found in the work of Jacques Lacan. Against the tide of post-structuralist thinkers who announce "the death of the subject," Bruce Fink explores what it means to come into being as a subject where impersonal forces once reigned, subjectify the alien roll of the dice at the beginning of our universe, and make our own knotted web of our parents' desires that led them to bring us into this world.
Fink Leads the reader step by step into Lacan's conceptual system to explain how one comes to be a subject--leading to psychosis. He presents Lacan's theory in the context of his clinical preoccupations.
Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst, analytic supervisor, member of the Ecole de la Cause freudienne in Paris, and Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University. He is the author of ‘A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique’.