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The Undecidable Unconscious
A Journal of Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis
 Edited by Alan Bass. Managing editor, Jared Russell.

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ISSN  2328-4048

Deconstruction—the analysis and transformation of metaphysics—intersects with psychoanalysis. Both are engaged with thinking beyond consciousness. This new journal is a forum for those working at the borders of these two disciplines. Its name, The Undecidable Unconscious, refers to the broadest aspect of psychoanalysis—the theory of unconscious processes—and to Derrida's thinking about undecidability—the irreducible oscillation and chance of non-metaphysical processes. The name, then, speaks of psychoanalysis as deconstruction. It also invites opening to all fields in which undecidability is at stake. Hence the journal seeks contributions from all disciplines informed by deconstruction and psychoanalysis. Its aim is to enrich, to expand, to change: deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and everything that they touch upon.


A Few Words (and Five Notes) of Introduction
Elizabeth Rottenberg
Beyond the Power Principle
Jacques Derrida, Translated by Elizabeth Rottenberg
On the History of Fetishism: De Brosses and Comte
Alan Bass
The Freudian Psychic Apparatus: A Bio-Politics of Resistance and Alteration
Rosaura Martínez Ruiz
Beyond the Breach: Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction, Therapeutic Action
Brian Kloppenberg
Stiegler and the Clinic
Jared Russell
The Life Drive of Derrida’s Abolitionism: A Review of The Death Penalty: Volume I
Ryan Gustafson
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