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Fink, Bruce 1956-

Works: 61 works in 328 publications in 7 languages and 13,736 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Lectures  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, 070
Classifications: BF173, 150.195
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Most widely held works about Bruce Fink
Most widely held works by Bruce Fink
Reading seminars I and II : Lacan's return to Freud : seminar I, Freud's papers on technique, seminar II, the ego in Freud's theory and in the technique of psychoanalysis by Jacques Lacan( )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parts VI and VII of this collection take us well beyond Seminars I and II, relating Lacan's early work to his later views of the 1960s and 1970s. Slavoj Zizek explores the complex philosophical relations between Hegel and Lacan regarding the subject and the cause. And Lacan's article, "On Freud's 'Trieb' and the Psychoanalyst's Desire"--Which appears here for the first time in English and is brilliantly unpacked by Jacques-Alain Miller in his "Commentary on Lacan's Text"--takes a giant step forward to 1965 where we see a crucial reversal in Lacan's perspective; desire is suddenly devalued, the defensive, inhibiting nature of desire coming to the fore. "What then becomes essential is the drive as an activity related to the lost object that produces jouissance."
Reading Seminar XI : Lacan's Four fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis : including the first English translation of "Position of the unconscious" by Jacques Lacan( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reading Seminar XX : Lacan's major work on love, knowledge, and feminine sexuality( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that a complete translation of Encore, or Seminar XX is available, English readers can see that it is about more than feminine sexuality, as the earlier bits translated implied. Lacanian psychotherapists and scholars from Europe and the US offer nine essays suggesting how to approach the work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (bookn
The psychoanalytic adventures of Inspector Canal by Bruce Fink( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalysts make the best detectives! When it comes to divining motives, deciphering ambiguous pronouncements, detecting delusions, and foiling the tricks memory plays, famed French analyst Jacques Lacan - turned self-proclaimed retired Inspector Quesjac Canal - is second to none (apologies to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Edgar Allen Poe's Dupin, and Umberto Eco's William of Baskerville). Reluctantly drawn into helping hapless New York City police detectives with crimes reported by luminaries like Rolland Saalem, music director of the New York Philharmonic
Odor di murderer, scent of a killer : an adventure from Inspector Canal's New York agency by Bruce Fink( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalysts make the best detectives! When it comes to divining motives, deciphering ambiguous pronouncements, detecting delusions, and foiling the tricks memory plays, famed French analyst Jacques Lacan - turned self-proclaimed retired Inspector Quesjac Canal - is second to none
The Lacanian subject : between language and jouissance by Bruce Fink( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and German and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the radically new theory of subjectivity found in the work of Jacques Lacan. Against the tide of post-structuralist thinkers who announce "the death of the subject," Bruce Fink explores what it means to come into being as a subject where impersonal forces once reigned, subjectify the alien roll of the dice at the beginning of our universe, and make our own knotted web of our parents' desires that led them to bring us into this world. Lucidly guiding readers through the labyrinth of Lacanian theory--unpacking such central notions as the Other, objecta, the unconscious as structures like a language, alienation and separation, the paternal metaphor, jouissance, and sexual difference--Fink demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Lacan's theoretical and clinical work. Indeed, this is the first book to appear in English that displays a firm grasp of both theoryandpractice of Lacanian psychoanalysis, the author being one of the only Americans to have undergone full training with Lacan's school in Paris. Fink Leads the reader step by step into Lacan's conceptual system to explain how one comes to be a subject--leading to psychosis. Presenting Lacan's theory in the context of his clinical preoccupations, Fink provides the most balanced, sophisticated, and penetrating view of Lacan's work to date--invaluable to the initiated and the uninitiated alike
Écrits : a selection by Jacques Lacan( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant and innovative, Jacques Lacan's work has had a tremendous influence on contemporary discourse. Lacan lies at the epicenter of contemporary discourses about otherness, subjectivity, sexual difference, the drives, the law and enjoyment. Yet his seemingly impenetrable writing style has kept many a reader from venturing beyond page one. This new translation of selected writings from his most famous work offers welcome access to nine of his most significant contributions to psychoanalytic theory and technique. Ranging from "The Mirror Stage" to "The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious," and including "The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis" and other papers on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and practice, this selection spans some thirty years of Lacan's inimitable intellectual career
The purloined love : an Inspector Canal mystery by Bruce Fink( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death by analysis : another adventure from inspector Canal's New York Agency by Bruce Fink( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clinical introduction to Lacanian psychoanalysis : theory and technique by Bruce Fink( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a clinician for clinicians, Fink's Introduction is an invaluable guide to what really goes on in Lacanian psychoanalysis, how it's done, and how it differs from other forms of therapy. While elucidating many of Lacan's theoretical notions, the book does so from the perspective of the practitioner faced with the pressing questions of diagnosis, what therapeutic stance to adopt, how to involve the patient, and how to bring about change. Fink provides a comprehensive overview of Lacanian analysis, from the first meeting to the termination of therapy, explaining the analyst's aims and interventions at each point in the treatment. He uses four case studies to elucidate Lacan's unique structural approach to diagnosis. These cases, taking up both theoretical and clinical issues in Lacan's views of psychosis, perversion, and neurosis, highlight the very different approaches to treatment that different situations demand. This book does for Lacanian analysis what Freud's Papers on Technique did for Freudian analysis, and as such should prove indispensable to practitioners and potential patients, the initiated and the uninitiated alike
Lacan to the letter : reading Ecrits closely by Bruce Fink( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against understanding by Bruce Fink( )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couv. indique : "Against Understanding, Volume 1, explores how the process of understanding (which can be seen to be part and parcel of the Lacanian dimension of the imaginary) reduces the unfamiliar to the familiar, transforms the radically other into the same, and renders practitioners deaf to what is actually being said in the analytic setting. Running counter to the received view in virtually all of contemporary psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, Bruce Fink argues that the current obsession with understanding - on the patient's part as well as on the clinician's - is excessive insofar as the most essential aim of psychoanalytic treatment is change. Using numerous case studies and clinical vignettes, Fink illustrates that the ability of clinicians to detect the unconscious through slips of the tongue, slurred speech, mixed metaphors, and other instances of "misspeaking" is compromised by an emphasis on understanding the why and wherefore of patients' symptoms and behavior patterns. He shows that the dogged search for conscious knowledge about those symptoms and patterns, by patients and practitioners alike, often thwart rather than foster change, which requires ongoing access to the unconscious and extensive work with it. In this first part of a two-volume collection of papers, many of which have never before appeared in print, Bruce Fink provides ample evidence of the curative powers of speech that operate without the need for any sort of explicit, articulated knowledge. Against Understanding, Volume 1 brings Lacanian theory alive in a way that is unique, demonstrating the therapeutic force of a technique that relies far more on the virtues of speech in the analytic setting than on a conscious realization about anything whatsoever on patients' parts. This volume will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors."
The triumph of religion : preceded by Discourse to Catholics by Jacques Lacan( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud, an old style Enlightenment optimist, believed religion was merely an illusion that the progress of the scientific spirit would dissipate in the future. Lacan did not share this belief in the slightest; he thought, on the contrary, that the true religion, Roman Catholicism, would take in everyone in the end, pouring bucketsful of meaning over the ever more insistent and unbearable real that we, in our times, owe to science.--
Transference by Jacques Lacan( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alcibiades attempted to seduce Socrates, he wanted to make him, and in the most openly avowed way possible, into someone instrumental and subordinate to what? To the object of Alcibiades' desire - ágalma, the good object. I would go even further. How can we analysts fail to recognize what is involved? He says quite clearly: Socrates has the good object in his stomach. Here Socrates is nothing but the envelope in which the object of desire is found. It is in the order to clearly emphasize that he is nothing but this envelope that Alcibiades tries to show that Socrates is desire's serf in his relations with Alcibiades, that Socrates is enslaved to Alcibiades by his desire. Although Alcibiades was aware that Socrates desired him, he wanted to see Socrates' desire manifest itself in a sign, in order to know that the other - the object, ágalma - was at his mercy. Now, it is precisely because he failed in this undertaking that Alcibiades disgraces himself, and makes of his confession something that is so effectively laden. The daemon of [Aidós], Shame, about which I spoke to you before in this context, is what intervenes here. This is what is violated. The most shocking secret is unveiled before everyone; the ultimate mainspring of desire, which in love relations must always be more or less dissimulated, is revealed - its aim is the fall of the Other, A, into the other, a."--Back cover
Fundamentals of psychoanalytic technique : a Lacanian approach for practitioners by Bruce Fink( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Portuguese and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique is an introduction to psychoanalytic technique from a Lacanian perspective that is based on Fink's many years of experience working as an analyst and supervising clinicians, including graduate students in clinical psychology, social workers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and psychoanalysts. Designed for a wide range of practitioners and requiring no previous knowledge of Lacan's work, this primer is accessible to therapists of many different persuasions with diverse degrees of clinical experience, from novices to seasoned analysts."--BOOK JACKET of hbk. ed
On the names-of-the-Father by Jacques Lacan( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What astonishing success the Name-of-the-Father has had! Everyone finds something in it. Who one's father is isn't immediately obvious, hardly being visible to the naked eye. Paternity is first and foremost determined by one's culture. As Lacan said, "The Name-of-the-Father creates the function of the father." But then where does the plural stem from? It isn't pagan, for it is found in the Bible. He who speaks from the burning bush says of Himself that He doesn't have just one Name. In other words, the Father has no proper Name. It is not a figure of speech, but rather a function. The Father has as many names as the function has props. What is its function? The religious function par excellence, that of tying things together. What things? The signifier and the signified, law and desire, thought and the body. In short, the symbolic and the imaginary. Yet if these two become tied to the real in a three-part knot, the Name-of-the-Father is no longer anything but mere semblance. On the other hand, if without it everything falls apart, it is the symptom of a failed knotting. -- Jacket
Lacan on love : an exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference by Bruce Fink( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life. As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again. Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deadening repetition, and we wonder how we shall ever break out of this vicious cycle. Can psychoanalysis--with ample assistance from philosophers, poets, novelists, and songwriters--give us a new perspective on the wellsprings and course of love? Can it help us fathom how and why we are often looking for love in all the wrong places, and are fundamentally confused about "what love really is?" In this lively and wide-ranging exploration of love throughout the ages, Fink argues that it can. Taking within his compass a vast array of traditions--from Antiquity to the courtly love poets, Christian love, and Romanticism--and providing an in-depth examination of Freud and Lacan on love and libido, Fink unpacks Lacan's paradoxical claim that "love is giving what you don't have." He shows how the emptiness or lack we feel within ourselves gets covered over or entwined in love, and how it is possible and indeed vital to give something to another that we feel we ourselves don't have. This first-ever commentary on Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference, provides readers with a clear and systematic introduction to Lacan's views on love. It will be of great value to students and scholars of psychology and of the humanities generally, and to analysts of all persuasions
A clinical introduction to Freud : techniques for everyday practice by Bruce Fink( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire and its interpretation by Jacques Lacan( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does Lacan show us? He shows us that desire is not a biological function; that it is not correlated with a natural object; and that its object is fantasized. Because of this, desire is extravagant. It cannot be grasped by those who might try to master it. It plays tricks on them. Yet if it is not recognized, it produces symptoms. In psychoanalysis, the goal is to interpret—that is, to read—the message regarding desire that is harbored within the symptom. Although desire upsets us, it also inspires us to invent artifices that can serve us as a compass. An animal species has a single natural compass. Human beings, on the other hand, have multiple compasses: signifying montages and discourses. They tell you what to do: how to think, how to enjoy, and how to reproduce. Yet each person's fantasy remains irreducible to shared ideals. Up until recently, all of our compasses, no matter how varied, pointed in the same direction: toward the Father. We considered the patriarch to be an anthropological invariant. His decline accelerated owing to increasing equality, the growth of capitalism, and the ever-greater domination of technology. We have reached the end of the Father Age. Another discourse is in the process of taking the former's place. It champions innovation over tradition; networks over hierarchies; the draw of the future over the weight of the past; femininity over virility. Where there had previously been a fixed order, transformational flows constantly push back any and all limits. Freud was a product of the Father Age. He did a great deal to save it. The Catholic Church finally realized this. Lacan followed the way paved by Freud, but it led him to posit that the father is a symptom. He demonstrates that here using Hamlet as an example. What people have latched onto about Lacan's work—his formalization of the Oedipus complex and his emphasis on the Name-of-the-Father—was merely his point of departure. Seminar VI already revises this: the Oedipus complex is not the only solution to desire, it is merely a normalized form thereof; it is, moreover, a pathogenic form; it does not exhaustively explain desire’s course. Hence the eulogy of perversion with which this seminar ends: Lacan views perversion here as a rebellion against the identifications that assure the maintenance of social routines." -- Publisher's description
Lacanian affects : the function of affect in Lacan's work by Colette Soler( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The stakes -- The accusation -- In the beginning was Freud -- Anguish reconsidered from the other side -- Lacan's theory of affects -- The Lacanian series of affects -- Enigmatic affects -- Analytic affects -- After affects -- What sorts of love? -- Notes -- References
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Reading Seminar XI : Lacan's Four fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis : including the first English translation of "Position of the unconscious" by Jacques LacanReading Seminar XX : Lacan's major work on love, knowledge, and feminine sexualityThe psychoanalytic adventures of Inspector CanalOdor di murderer, scent of a killer : an adventure from Inspector Canal's New York agencyThe Lacanian subject : between language and jouissanceÉcrits : a selectionThe purloined love : an Inspector Canal mysteryDeath by analysis : another adventure from inspector Canal's New York Agency
Alternative Names
Bruce Fink born 1956

핑크, 부루스

핑크, 부루스 1956-

핑크, 브루스

핑크, 브루스 1956-

フィンク, B.

フィンク, ブルース