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Title: Kant with Sade
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Lacan's Écrits: A Reader's Guide, 2018
Abstract: Of the twenty-eight substantial papers and six shorter contributions that make up Jacques Lacan’s Écrits, the piece entitled ‘Kant avec Sade’ (‘Kant with Sade’) is generally regarded as one of the most difficult essays in the collection. The qualification of ‘difficult’ would probably not be very significant in this context, if the other texts in Écrits were an easy read, but since the others are already widely considered to be distinctly cryptic the word ‘difficult’ could only be synonymous here with ‘inaccessible’ or ‘impenetrable’. Remarkably, this qualification would not be too far removed from how Lacan himself put it to an Italian journalist in October 1974: as to ‘Kant with Sade’, “I am incomprehensible” (Lacan, 1975/2013: 83).
ISBN: 0415708028
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Embargoed Research Papers

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