‘The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Encore—On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge’ | Book XX | 1972-1973


A startling psycholinguistic exploration of the boundaries of love and knowledge. Often controversial, always inspired, Jacques Lacan here weighs theories of the relationship between the desire for love and the attainment of knowledge from such thinkers as Aristotle, Marx, and Freud. He leads us through mathematics, philosophy, religion, and, naturally, psychoanalysis into an entirely new way of interpreting the two most fundamental human drives. Long anticipated by English-speaking readers, this annotated translation presents Lacan’s most sophisticated work on love and desire.