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Toward an Erotics of Truth: Commentary on Session I

  • Derek HookEmail author
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Abstract

Playfully opposing the Biblical pronouncement ‘In the beginning was the word’, Lacan suggests rather that in the beginning of psychoanalytic practice there was love—a fact made painfully apparent in the inaugural case of Breuer and Anna O. This commentary underlines three related and immediate themes of the seminar’s opening session in order to forefront how the topic of love is crucial in a proper understanding both of transference and of the technical implications of such an understanding.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Duquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

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