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Truth games : lies, money, and psychoanalysis.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1998.ISBN:
  • 0674539621
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 150.195 21
Summary: Continuing the work begun in Dispatches from the Freud Wars, Forrester offers in Truth Games a rich philosophical and historical perspective on the mechanics, moral dilemmas, and rippling implications of psychoanalysis. Lacan observed that the psychoanalyst's patient is, even when lying, operating in the dimension of truth. Beginning with Lacan's reading of Freud's case history of the Rat Man, Forrester pursues the logic and consequences of this assertion through Freud's relationship with Lacan into the general realm of psychoanalysis and out into the larger questions of anthropology, economics, and metaphysics that underpin the practice. His search takes him into the parallels between money and speech through an exploration of the metaphors of circulation, exchange, indebtedness, and trust that so easily glide from one domain to the other.
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Continuing the work begun in Dispatches from the Freud Wars, Forrester offers in Truth Games a rich philosophical and historical perspective on the mechanics, moral dilemmas, and rippling implications of psychoanalysis. Lacan observed that the psychoanalyst's patient is, even when lying, operating in the dimension of truth. Beginning with Lacan's reading of Freud's case history of the Rat Man, Forrester pursues the logic and consequences of this assertion through Freud's relationship with Lacan into the general realm of psychoanalysis and out into the larger questions of anthropology, economics, and metaphysics that underpin the practice. His search takes him into the parallels between money and speech through an exploration of the metaphors of circulation, exchange, indebtedness, and trust that so easily glide from one domain to the other.