Psychoanalysis: Topological Perspectives: New Conceptions of Geometry and Space in Freud and Lacan

Michael Friedman (Editor), Samo Tomšič (Editor)

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The volume addresses the philosophical, epistemological and interdisciplinary aspects of the link between psychoanalysis and topology. Looking at the historical developments of psychoanalytic theory, one can hardly overlook the significant presence of architectonic and geometrical references that traverse Freud's writings. Lacan's return to Freud made a decisive step in taking these metaphors seriously and engaged with the mathematical correspondence of Freud's topological models. He thereby intensified the link with topology, which obtained an important didactic and conceptual value. The contributions highlight the ongoing relevance of this »topological turn« in psychoanalysis by exploring both concrete topological objects and outline the philosophical framework that supports the relation of psychoanalysis to topology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBielefeld, Germany
Publishertranscript Verlag
Number of pages257
ISBN (Electronic)3839434408, 9783839434406
ISBN (Print)9783837634402
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePsychoanalysis: Topological Perspectives


  • Mathematical analysis
  • Geometry concept

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Freud, Sigmund -- 1856-1939
  • Lacan, Jacques -- 1901-1981
  • פרויד, זיגמונד -- 1856-1939
  • فرويد، سيجموند
  • Фрейд, Зигмунд -- 1856-1939
  • لاكان، چاك -- 1901-1981
  • לקן, ז'ק -- 1901-1981
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Lacan, Jacques -- 1901-
  • فرويد، سيغموند
  • فرويد، زيجموند
  • לאקאן, ז'אק -- 1901-1981


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