Buy Used
$79.99
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Sail the Seas of Value.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Umbr(a) : Science and Truth Paperback – May 31, 2000


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$79.99

Tone It Up by Karena Dawn
Tone It Up by Karena Dawn
Check out the newest book by Karena Dawn. Learn more | See related books

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the University of Paris VIII and at the College International de Philosophie in Paris. He is the author of numerous books in French, two of which, Manifesto for Philosophy and Deleuze: The Clamor of Being, have been recently translated into English. A translation of his Ethics is forthcoming from Verso Press.

Miran Bozovic is a Professor of Modern Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He is the editor of Jeremy Bentham's The Panopticon Writings and the author of the forthcoming book, An Utterly Dark Spot: Gaze and Body in Early Modern Philosophy with a forward by Slavoj Zizek.

Robert Groome has held appointments as Assistant Professor at the Universtiy of Paris XIII and as psychoanalyst at the Fair-play clinic in Paris, France. He moved to Los Angeles in 1998, where he is founder of, and an analyst at, the association P.I.T.E. (Psychoanalysis in Intension/Topology in Extension). Among his publications are: Sur les Noeuds (translation and introduction of "On Knots" by P.G. Tait), Clinique de la Topologie and Le Spectre de Freud dans la Logique Classique.

Jean-Claude Milner is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Paris VII and is the President of the College International de Philosophie in Paris. He is the author of many books in French on linguistics, poetics, philosophy and education and his For the Love of Language has been translated in English.

Genevieve Morel is a psychoanalyst in Paris and Lille. She is a graduate of L'Ecole Normale Superieure in mathematics and oversees courses in psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII. Her most recent work to appear in French is Ambiguites Sexuelles: Sexuation et Psychose.

Slavoj Zizek is Director of Research at the Kultur Wissenschaftliches Institut in Essen, Germany. Author of Many books in English, he is about to publish several more this year: The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway; The Fragile Absolute, or Why the Christian Legacy is Worth Fighting For; The Fright of Real Tears: The Uses and Misuses of Lacan in Film Theory (editor); and Contingency, Hegemony, Universitality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left with Judith Butler and Ernesto Laclau.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture (May 31, 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 0966645243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966645248
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,583,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2001
Format: Paperback
Umbr(a) marks a definitive break with the one-sided conventions of Lacanian literary criticism and/or clinical applications. While I would maintain that several of the articles tread familiar ground in the field of psychoanalysis and cultural studies, the Badiou and Milner articles are truly exceptional, scientifically informed studies of the relation between philosophy, science and psychoanalysis. It doesn't hurt that the Badiou article is quite critical of Lacan at times. My one complaint would be that there isn't any response to Sokal's critique of Lacan. A notable omission for such an easy target.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
If only for the phenomenal article by Robert Groome at the end of this book, this is worth shelling out the eight bucks. The others are all pretty standard, that is to say, you've read it all before. Mr. Groome's article on logic, however, is a very unique find.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again