Hypothesizing Love: Lacan and Plato’s Symposium—Commentary on Session VII

  • Cindy ZeiherEmail author
Part of the The Palgrave Lacan Series book series (PALS)


What constitutes Lacan’s uptake of Socrates’s praising of love? In endeavoring to traverse love in a scientific thought experiment which considers love as way into truth via the knowledge one has, Lacan claims that it is love’s transference (the ultimate interruption of language) which binds the subject-in-love to love’s signifying effects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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