Sexuality and Psychoanalysis: Philosophical Criticisms

Jens De Vleminck (Editor), Eran Dorfman (Editor)

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The relationship between sexuality and psychoanalysis can be described in terms of an old and stormy love affair. The same can be said about the relationship between psychoanalysis and philosophy. It is precisely this fascinating ‘love triangle' that the present volume of essays aims to explore. A diverse group of philosophers and psychoanalysts reflected on the concept of sexuality in Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis. The result is a stimulating collection of essays where the role of sexuality in psychoanalysis is scrutinized from a philosophical point of view. This volume does more than merely offer an alternative psychoanalytic account of sexuality. It also develops a wide range of philosophical reflections on sexuality as conceptualized by Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and in this way initiates a dialogue between the two concurrent disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
PublisherLeuven University Press
Number of pages239
ISBN (Electronic)9461660383, 9789461660381
ISBN (Print)905867844X, 9789058678447
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameFigures of the Unconscious
PublisherLeuven University Press


  • Psychology
  • Movements
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Philosophy
  • Sex

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Psychoanalysis -- Philosophy
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sex -- Philosophy
  • Psychology, Sexual
  • Sex -- Psychological aspects
  • Sexual behavior, Psychology of
  • Sexual psychology


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