ZIZ151 The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis (19.07.2016)

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is one of the crucial issues dividing the work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Lacan, two of the most formidable figures of postwar French thought.
Debate with Aaron Schuster and Maria Aristodemou
Birkbeck, University of London