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What IS Sex? (Paperback): Alenka Zupancic

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Alenka Zupancic

Series: Short Circuits

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Why sexuality is at the point of a "short circuit" between ontology and epistemology. Consider sublimation-conventionally understood as a substitute satisfaction for missing sexual satisfaction. But what if, as Lacan claims, we can get exactly the same satisfaction that we get from sex from talking (or writing, painting, praying, or other activities)? The point is not to explain the satisfaction from talking by pointing to its sexual origin, but that the satisfaction from talking is itself sexual. The satisfaction from talking contains a key to sexual satisfaction (and not the other way around)-even a key to sexuality itself and its inherent contradictions. The Lacanian perspective would make the answer to the simple-seeming question, "What is sex?" rather more complex. In this volume in the Short Circuits series, Alenka Zupancic approaches the question from just this perspective, considering sexuality a properly philosophical problem for psychoanalysis; and by psychoanalysis, she means that of Freud and Lacan, not that of the kind of clinician practitioners called by Lacan "orthopedists of the unconscious." Zupancic argues that sexuality is at the point of a "short circuit" between ontology and epistemology. Sexuality and knowledge are structured around a fundamental negativity, which unites them at the point of the unconscious. The unconscious (as linked to sexuality) is the concept of an inherent link between being and knowledge in their very negativity.

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Imprint: MIT Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Short Circuits
Release date: September 2017
First published: 2017
Authors: Alenka Zupancic (Senior Research Fellow)
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 154
ISBN-13: 978-0-262-53413-0
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Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
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LSN: 0-262-53413-4
Barcode: 9780262534130

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