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Being and Symptom: The Intersection of Sociology, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, and Continental Philosophy

Author: 

Öğüt, Suheyb; Founder and Director, Bosphorus Center for Global Affairs

In this daring new study, the renowned Turkish sociologist and public intellectual Suheyb Öğüt seeks a new explanation of political sovereignty demystified from traditional descriptions of the political process.

Boldly focusing on sexuality as a crucial definer of social order, Being and Symptom argues that there is an “M theory” – a master theory of theories -- not only in Quantum Physics, but also in Continental Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Sociology, disclosing how the ontological structure of the “fantastic four” ingredients of metaphysics (potentiality, impotentiality, actuality, completion) has recurred through time. Öğüt also seeks to turn Thomas Hobbes’s political philosophy into a social theory within the fields of sexuality and sovereignty and to locate parallels among Aristotle, Ibn Khaldun, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Foucault, Lacan, Agamben, Nash, Derrida, Girard, Kristeva, and Žižek, with a special emphasis on how Žižek has adapted Lacanian psychoanalysis into social theory. Öğüt conveys a highly original analysis of the unconscious of our social (sexual) relations, subjectivities, and politics.

Market: 
Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sexuality, Psychoanalysis, Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Ontology, Metaphysics, Hobbes, Foucault, Lacan, Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, Žižek
Release Date: 
June 8, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539974 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Publisher: 

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