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The Death Drive

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the importance of concepts of energy and exhaustion in Freud's oeuvre, with a focus on his theory of the death drive and the idea that our energies can be used up in internal ... More


Death, Mastery, and the Origins of Life: Sigmund Freud’s Strange Proposal

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A close reading of Sections IV and V of Beyond the Pleasure Principle, a reading that produces initial articulations of the death drive and the drive to mastery.


Power and the “Drive for Mastery”: Derrida’s Freud and the Debate with Foucault

Robert Trumbull

in Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Trumbull reconstructs Derrida’s latter critique of Foucault, concentrating on Foucault’s relationship to Freud. He uses Freud, particularly on the death drive, to challenge and improve Foucault’s ... More


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