The Subject of Psychosis: A Lacanian Perspective

  • Stijn¬†Vanheule

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Stijn Vanheule
      Pages 1-5
  3. First Era: The Age of Imaginary Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
  4. Second Era: The Age of the Signifier

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Stijn Vanheule
      Pages 33-49
    3. Stijn Vanheule
      Pages 50-80
    4. Stijn Vanheule
      Pages 81-95
    5. Stijn Vanheule
      Pages 96-122
  5. Third Era: The Age of the Object a

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Stijn Vanheule
      Pages 125-148
  6. Fourth Era: The Age of the Knot

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 172-194

About this book


This book discusses what Jacques Lacan's oeuvre contributes to our understanding of psychosis. Presenting a close reading of original texts, Stijn Vanheule proposes that Lacan's work on psychosis can best be framed in terms of four broad periods.


Lacan psychosis psychiatry identification Jacques Lacan logic novel work

Authors and affiliations

  • Stijn¬†Vanheule
    • 1
  1. 1.Ghent UniversityBelgium

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