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Persuasive and provocative, “Intimacies” is a rare opportunity to bersanii in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche. Nov 12, Milo rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page.
He also taught at Wellesley College and Rutgers University. A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal. 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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When Bersani leaps from the individual to the social, he raises a question about the difficulty of identifying the psychological motivator in group behavior: Psychoanalysis and Art and Homos. In Freudian terms, the hyperbolic ego risks being shattered by its inyimacies narcissistically thrilling inflation. Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche.
Sean Patrick rated it really liked it Feb 11, Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. Asya rated it liked it Aug 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Please support us by making your Amazon. This reviewer is familiar with Adam Phillips’ work, but not Leo Bersani’s — and the content of Intimacies offers little to the psychologically or literary minded audience; nor does Intimacies seem to offer an interesting or thoughtful discourse on the idea of achieving an impersonal intimacy “without needing to personalize it.
Intimacies by Leo Bersani
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Brandon Prince rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Bersani and Phillips at once dream of shattering the ego and, in their own distinct voices, display its miraculous, tragicomic persistence. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find intimaciws new favourite book. In Bersani and Phillips recent work on Intimacies, the authors want to work out a ‘new story’ about intimacy and interpersonal relationships, as one might do in an essay.
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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.
Rather, it is suggested, and attempts are made to explain, that an impersonal intimacy is the goal, and that this would help alleviate the inherent rage and destructiveness in relationships.
Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst, visiting professor in the Department of English at York University, the general editor of Penguin Modern Classics’s Freud translations, and the author of twelve books, bedsani Going Sane and Side Effects. Newer Post Older Post Home. Most artists would deny it.
This is an ego-project, a defensive move or a pre-emptively offensive move against the world’s threatening difference from the self This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dougw rated it liked it Aug 10, 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.
In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. 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.
In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of intimacie.
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