Law, Psychoanalysis, Society: Taking the Unconscious Seriously (Hardcover)

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'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. This book takes Lacan's inversion, and the hypothesis of the unconscious, seriously and puts the legal subject on the couch. In its exploration into the incestuous relationship between law and desire, enjoyment and transgression, truth and lies, freedom and subservience, ethics and atheism, this book provides a step-by-step analysis of those central psychoanalytic concepts that problematize fundamental tenets of the legal system.

About the Author

Maria Aristodemou is Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415710213
ISBN-10: 0415710219
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 10th, 2014
Pages: 190
Language: English
Series: Glasshouse Books