10 Things I’ve Learned from Psychoanalysis

Daniel Tutt

Those of us that work on psychoanalysis and theory are often hacks. My primary foray into the field has been around applying psychoanalysis to politics, ethics, and theory more generally. It’s well known that there exists a conflict amongst practicing analysts, especially amongst the clinical Lacanians about what Zizek has done to Lacan. Their main point of dispute stems from the feeling that he de-emphasizes the clinical technicalities of psychoanalysis and bastardizes some of Lacan’s teachings. Zizek is a blessing and a curse because he is bringing so many people into the Lacanian field but sacrificing some of the clinical weight of Lacan. I won’t get into the specifics of Zizek’s differences with Miller, but they are interesting and most of it revolves around psychoanalysis’ institutionalization and the question of the bodily real and semblance.

In this post I want to share my experience in psychoanalysis because if you know…

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