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You must be logged in to post a comment. Thus, sadistically motivated narcissism is also masochistically satisfying.

Asya rated it liked it Aug 13, Part of this feeling of scattered flow comes from the arrangement of the book as a broader conversation, with each chapter, a long soliloquy. Jun 17, Erdem Tasdelen rated it liked it. Metapsychology Online reviewers normally receive gratis review copies of the items they review. Their conversation takes as its point of departure psychoanalysis and its central importance to the modern imagination—though equally important is their shared sense that by misleading us about the importance of self-knowledge and the danger of narcissism, psychoanalysis has failed to realize its most exciting and innovative relational potential.

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Sean Patrick rated it really liked it Feb 11, Please support us by making your Amazon. But these must be super-redemptive works, since they redeem us from merely redemptive literature. The self is a practical convenience; promoted to the status of an ethical ideal, it is a sanction for violence. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.



Patricia rated it really liked it Sep 05, I read this on the floor of St. Posted by Millineries at 5: In Freudian terms, the hyperbolic ego risks being shattered by its own narcissistically thrilling inflation.

Bragi Thorfinnsson rated it really liked it Aug 27, Most artists would deny it. What is uniquely psychoanalytic is the notion that the pleasurable power of satisfied aggression is itself a threat to the agent of aggression. Log in to Reply. Metapsychology New Review Announcements: Looking for beautiful books? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The fourth chapter does begin to add to the conversation by articulating that the first intimacy is one of ‘becoming.

Rarely does the initial impetus for the discussion tie in neatly with where the chapter side of the conversation ends. This review was very smart, and dead-on. Jenny rated it really liked it Jul 29, To contact him, use one of the intimaacies available here. Rudy Oldeschulte trained in psychoanalysis with Anna Freud, and teaches psychology and ethics at a local community college.

Review quote “This is a beautifully crafted book, one that underscores how the social life of the psyche is a matter of risk, wager, suspense, excitation, bodies, bersano, and all manner of things both dangerous and sustaining.

Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die. Customer Ratings We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this ibtimacies. Toula Chams rated it it was ok Nov 12, An achieved “mastery over the external world” swells, we might say, the triumphant ego.


Intimacies by Leo Bersani

Therefore, the more we love our neighbor, the more we want to kill him and make off with his daughters and riding mower. To apply, write to our editor.

Sreddy beersani it really liked it Nov 06, Psychoanalysis makes a concession to categorical ways of thinking by providing different, even opposing, definitions of narcissism, sadism, masochism, but psychoanalytic thinking lies outside of categorical thought. Both writers are arguably good thinkers and good writers about the more interesting bits of life.

We thank you intimacues your support! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy.

The book is written for those with considerable understanding of psychoanalytic theory — intjmacies both its current and historical references. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. This is part of the difficulty; many chapters sides of the conversation begin strongly in one direction but quickly diverge and begin to range widely.

The death drive as a drive to destroy others would add very little to a fundamentally nonpsychoanalytic Hobbesian view of human nature.