Post-Trauma. Towards a New Definition?
Author(s): Malabou, Catherine
According to Žižek, contemporary approaches to trauma disregard Lacan’s most fundamental statement: trauma has always already occurred. To state that trauma has already occurred means that it cannot occur by chance, that every empirical accident or shock impairs an already or a previously wounded subject. In this text, I want to chance a thought that would definitely escape the always already’s authority, which would give chance a chance. The chapter goes on to compare the Freudian/Lacanian view of brain trauma versus psychic trauma with contemporary neurobiological and socio-political views on trauma.
Malabou, Catherine: Post-Trauma. Towards a New Definition?. In: Matteo Pasquinelli (Hg.): Alleys of Your Mind. Augmented Intelligence and Its Traumas. Lüneburg: meson press 2015, S. 187–198. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/1226.
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