The Dialectics of the Abyss

  • Bernard Aspe
Keywords: Herman Melville, Lacanian psychoanalysis, American literature, will, Other

Abstract

This paper suggests a Lacanian reading of Melville’s novel Pierre; or The Ambiguities. It focuses on the question of will; on the one hand the excessive will confronted with the incomprehensibility of the Other and its incarnation in the real other, and on the other with its reverse side, i.e., “the will that wants nothing.” The author links these problems with Rancière’s “aesthetic regime of art” and the possibility of the political or the revolutionary will.

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Published
2016-02-06
How to Cite
1.
Aspe B. The Dialectics of the Abyss. FV [Internet]. 2016Feb.6 [cited 2020May25];33(1). Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/filozofski-vestnik/article/view/4177
Section
Aisthesis