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On Silence pp 83-93 | Cite as

The Silent Treatment

  • Ed Pluth
  • Cindy Zeiher
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Part of the The Palgrave Lacan Series book series (PALS)

Abstract

In the final chapter we look at Lacan’s provisional uptake of Pascal and elaborate on this as a way of understanding silence as crucial in psychoanalysis and in everyday life. We contend that the impossibility of silence is a quest worth embarking on as it raises a number of questions about subjectivity and its relation to truth.

Keywords

Pascal Pensées Pascal’s wager Libertines Lacan Goldmann (Lucien) Science Silence Descartes’ cogito 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ed Pluth
    • 1
  • Cindy Zeiher
    • 2
  1. 1.California State University, ChicoChicoUSA
  2. 2.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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