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

Benjamin Y. Fong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this masterful and enlivening study of the ways in which the concepts of death and mastery have been elaborated in Freudian and post-Freudian social theory, Ben Fong has given us the means to ... More


Avital Ronell's Body Politics

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the relationship between technology, politics, and the maternal function by looking at Avital Ronell's important work on the telephone as a fantastic, fetishistic extension of ... More


Introduction: Culture in Psychoanalytic Thought

Sudhir Kakar

in Culture and Psyche: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696684
eISBN:
9780199080304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696684.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The various changes in psychoanalysis over the last 100 years can be linked to the vicissitudes of Western intellectual and social history during the twentieth century. Some analysts, including ... More


The Invention of the Superego: Freud and Kelsen, 1922

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter synthesizes a number of hypotheses centered around the invention of the superego (Über-Ich) and simultaneously upon the relation between psychoanalytic discourse and the problem of the ... More


Between Need and Dread: Hans Loewald and the Primordial Density

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/9780231176682.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Interprets Hans Loewald's developmental model as an ontogenic translation of the phylogenic narrative of Beyond the Pleasure Principle.


I Wish the Hour Were Over: Elements of a Moral Dilemma

in Moral Stealth: How "Correct Behavior" Insinuates Itself into Psychotherapeutic Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301204
eISBN:
9780226301365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301365.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

A patient in psychoanalysis, shortly after contemplating and then voicing agreement with an interpretation that had been offered, announced an intense urge to get up and leave—that is, wishing the ... More


Uncanny Repetitions: Freud, Hoffmann, and the Death-Work

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Twelve considers Freud’s 1919 essay “The Uncanny” contemporary with the incubation of the emergent concepts of the Death Instinct and the Superego. It locates these in the motifs of the ... More


Deontology and the Superego

in Moral Stealth: How "Correct Behavior" Insinuates Itself into Psychotherapeutic Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301204
eISBN:
9780226301365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301365.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Deontology refers to one's obligations and personal imperatives, the language used to inform these, and their origin and development. Most analysts and therapists claim that the concept of the ... More


Responsibility beyond the Superego

Eric L. Santner

in On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734873
eISBN:
9780226734897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734897.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Following Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling's lead, Franz Rosenzweig links the paradoxical materiality of the Other—his or her non-thing-like Thingness—to the enigma of human freedom. That is, ... More


The Triple Appeal Principle

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the “triple appeal principle”, which was introduced by Harold D. Lasswell as the nexus between psychoanalytic concepts and the communication of compelling appeals. Id appeals ... More


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