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An Impossible Embrace: Queerness, Futurity, and the Death Drive

Tim Dean

in A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the death drive can also be a force of invention and creation rather than a will to destruction. The emphasis on the creative yet impersonal agency of the drive contests the ... More


The Death Drive and Ethical Action

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter elaborates on the theme of action and its implications for Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic account of ethical action. It shows that the masculine je, formed ... More


The Death Drive and the Im-Possibility of Psychoanalysis

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Derrida's three theses on Sigmund Freud are bound together by a common thread, namely, the divisive specter of death at the heart of life. This chapter looks at the second ... 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


The Problem of Trauma

Jennifer Yusin

in The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275458
eISBN:
9780823277131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275458.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter brings to light the ways in which the concept of the psychic event, understood as a traumatic event, in the Freudian metapsychology blurs the distinction between interiority and ... More


Clinical Prospects for a Future Philosophy

Aaron Schuster

in The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The problem of the relationship between Deleuze and Lacan raises more generally that of the relationship between philosophy and psychoanalysis. I develop this around the question of psychopathology: ... More


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