This book provides a unique analysis of Lacan’s conception of anxiety as presented in one of his most fascinating seminars, Seminar X. The seminar took place in the lead up to Lacan’s infamous excommunication from the IPA.

Revisiting Freud’s work on the topic, Lacan conceives anxiety in an "anxiety chart" which includes adjacent terms such as inhibition, embarrassment, and turmoil. He sees desire as the kernel of anxiety, before turning attention to the body.

Anxiety Between Desire and the Body: What Lacan Says in Seminar X is written from the perspective of the analytical experience, its logic, and its surprising discoveries. It will be of great interest to students of Lacanian psychoanalysis, as well as philosophers interested in Lacan’s work.

chapter 1|17 pages

To begin – between anxiety and love

chapter 2|15 pages

Anxiety chart

chapter 3|17 pages

The cause of desire and the object a

chapter 4|21 pages

“Perverse Solutions”

chapter 5|16 pages

Revision of countertransference (1)

chapter 6|19 pages

Revision of countertransference (2)

chapter 7|19 pages

Signs of love – women know best

chapter 8|16 pages

Phenomena of the speaking body

chapter 9|22 pages

The constitution of the object a

chapter 10|15 pages

The phallus and the silent voice