Foucault and Parapraxis
AbstractOne of the unnoticed signs of a shift in contemporary political discourse is a specific turn in the status of the slip of the tongue, the parapraxis. If, until recently, a political slip functioned as a reproductive break in the discourse, then, today, the effect of a formal, signifying slip of the tongue is neutralized and consensually tolerated in advance, remaining in a certain sense unrecognised – but precisely the suspense of the slip brings about its objectification, which opens up the possibility of a different theory of the slip and the political parapraxis. This is precisely the point where the outer edges of Foucault’s and Freud’s discourses meet.
Authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any statutory or common-law copyright or any proprietary right of any third party. In case of claims by third parties, authors commit their self to defend the interests of the publisher, and shall cover any potential costs.
More in: Submission chapter