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Mark’s Books after a workshop in then again and still loved this most: Further, this idea has its usefulness for understanding the psychoanalytic encounter, explicitly and implicitly referred to throughout the text of this book, yet not elaborated upon by the authors.
Such art, Bersani claimed, draws its authority beraani the existing power structure; an artwork presuming to redeem thus usurps power within its identity. An achieved “mastery over the external world” swells, we might say, the triumphant ego.
Jenny rated it really liked it Jul 29, The most disorienting aspect of the psychoanalytic map of the human psyche is a group of unstable polarities sadism and masochism, eros and thanatos, ego and super-egopolarities whose opposite points, or locations, or instances, can simultaneously maintain, if only for heuristic purposes, their distinctness, and intimaciies into identity.
Freud’s most profound originality, it seems to me, is to propose not only that satisfied aggression is accompanied by an erotic excitement, that it produces a narcissistic jouissancebut also, and more radically, that the sexualizing of the ego is identical to the shattering of the ego.
Therefore, the more we love our neighbor, the more we want to kill him and make off with his daughters and riding mower. Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking intimaciees the human psyche.
Both writers are arguably good thinkers and good writers about the more interesting bits of life. Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst, visiting professor in the Department of English bersano York University, the general editor of Penguin Modern Classics’s Freud translations, and the author of twelve books, including Going Sane and Side Effects.
Skip to content In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue betsani our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Freudian Body: This revolutionary way of relating to the world, they contend, could lead to a new human freedom by mitigating the horrifying violence we blithely accept as part of human nature.
This review was very smart, and dead-on. These are used to demonstrate the ‘sexually neutralized encounter,’ referring to Phillips’ remark, “[p]sychoanalysis is about what two people can say to each other if they agree not to have sex. The book begins with a description of the film Confidences trop intimes translated as Intimate Strangersand Henry James’ work, The Beast in the Junglethe latter vaguely referred to in the movie.
Aden Intiamcies rated it really liked it Sep 22, Persuasive and provocative, “Intimacies” is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche.
Just when I thought I was getting out of psychoanalysis. In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Berani Online reviewers normally receive gratis review copies of the items they review. What is uniquely psychoanalytic is the notion that berwani pleasurable power of satisfied aggression is itself a threat to the agent of aggression.
intimacies – LEO BERSANI & ADAM PHILLIPS
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Review quote “This is a beautifully crafted book, jntimacies that underscores how the social life of the psyche is a matter of risk, wager, suspense, excitation, bodies, talk, and all manner of things both dangerous and sustaining. This revolutionary way of relating to the world, they contend, could lead to a new human freedom by mitigating the horrifying violence we blithely accept as part of human nature.
Dec 18, Intimxcies Wiggins rated it it was amazing. Part of this feeling of scattered flow comes from the arrangement of the book as a broader conversation, with each chapter, a long soliloquy. The striking use of queer theory will provoke a response from most readers, but the main ideas in Intimacies have long been familiar.
The brief introduction by Adam Phillips notes that psychoanalysis has “misled” us in our beliefs about what ought to happen by way of psychoanalytic exploration — that is, our belief that knowledge of oneself will be one avenue toward personal development, and ultimately intimacy with another — and that narcissism is ihtimacies barricade to this journey forward.
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The fourth chapter does begin to add to the conversation by articulating bersanl the first intimacy is one of ‘becoming.
Freud distinguishes between, on the one hand, the narratives of both the sexual act leading up to and climaxing in orgasm and sexual development leading up to and climaxing in heterosexual genitality and, on the other hand, something like the very essence of the sexual that would consist in a shattering of ego boundaries produced by any number of “unaccountable,” unclassifiable objects.
Margeaux Feldman rated it intimacirs liked it Feb 08, Brandon Prince rated it it was amazing Jun 05, In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. The death drive as a drive to destroy others would add very little to a fundamentally nonpsychoanalytic Hobbesian view of human nature. Dougw rated it liked it Aug 10, Learn how your comment data is processed. We update our front page weekly and add more than twenty new reviews each month.
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