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In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Rereading Freud’s Moses

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The third chapter, on Freud’s Moses and Monotheism (1938), interrogatesan idea crucial to the Freudian approach to history, the idea of regression. Against the standard approach, which contrasts ... More


Beyond the Blues: The Racial Unconscious and Collective Memory

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the radical African American and Afro-Caribbean intellectuals who drew on the Freudian critique of the father complex, in the form of the master-slave relationship, in order to ... More


The Ego at War: From the Death Instinct to Precarious Life

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines political Freudian thinking concerning war during World War I, World War II, and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Freud believed that aggression was a normal and healthy part of ... More


Consciousness and Self-Awareness

Jane Heal

in The Self and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590650
eISBN:
9780191741043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Does being in a phenomenally conscious state give its subject non-inferential justification for explicit self-ascription of the state? A plausible and simple hypothesis says yes. But the hypothesis ... More


Psychoanalysis and the Spirit of Capitalism

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first chapter attempts to create a context for political Freudianism, especially its American wing. It situates the sweep of psychoanalytic history amid the shift from nineteenth-century ... More


Afterword—Freud in the Twenty-First Century

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Written on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Freud’s birth, the afterword asks whether psychoanalytic thought is relevant in today’s world or is merely of historical interest. In its heyday, ... More


The Nightmare of Reason and Regression into the Night of the World

Wes Furlotte

in The Problem of Nature in Hegel's Final System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474435536
eISBN:
9781474453899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435536.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter critically reads finite subjectivity in terms of its natural, instinctual dimension. The chapter’s objective is to further substantiate the significant problem Hegel’s conception of ... More


Schopenhauer and Later Thinkers

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer was the first, and to the end the greatest philosophical influence on Nietzsche, who said it was Schopenhauer who had turned him into a philosopher. For many years the young Nietzsche ... 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


Political Freud: A History

Eli Zaretsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of “political Freudianism,” he shows how ... More


Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Stefania Pandolfo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Through a dual engagement with the unconscious in psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, Stefania Pandolfo’s unsettling and innovative book reflects on the maladies of the soul at ... More


Taking Leave of Sigmund Freud

Ben Morgan

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter reconstructs the behavioural context from which psychoanalysis first emerged, and situates hysteria in the context of the management of emotional life in late-nineteenth-century Vienna. ... More


“I Can Dream, Can’t I?”

Leo Bersani

in Thoughts and Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206059
eISBN:
9780226206196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206196.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A dream about professional failures, in situations where the dreamer, in waking life, has always succeeded leads to a questioning of the psychoanalytic notion of a divided self. This chapter develops ... More


A Leap of Faith into Moses: Freud’s Invitation to Evenly Suspended Attention

Yael Segalovitz

in Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Moses and Monotheism invites its readers to approach it in a state of “evenly-suspended attention,” the mindset that Freud recommends his colleagues practice in the ... More


Unconscious Cerebration: A Psychological Study

Alison Stone (ed.)

in Frances Power Cobbe: Essential Writings of a Nineteenth-Century Feminist Philosopher

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197628225
eISBN:
9780197628263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197628225.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4: Unconscious Cerebration: A Psychological Study. This 1870 paper is one of Cobbe’s several writings on the mind. She opposes the materialist view that the self wholly depends on the brain, ... More


The Philosophy of Furniture, or Light in August and the Material Unconscious

Jay Watson

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the links between material culture and the economies of wood in Light in August, a novel noted in the Faulkner oeuvre for its dense, realistic presentations of the north ... More


Deleuze and the Micropolitics of Desire

Christian Gilliam

in Immanence and Micropolitics: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417884
eISBN:
9781474435178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417884.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Deleuze combines the essential elements of the three previous thinkers to make an improved politics of immanence, which is to a certain extent more perspicuous, by virtue of being consistent and ... More


The Dream of History: Memory and the Unconscious in Charles Chesnutt’s Memory and the Unconscious in Charles Chesnutt’s The House behind the Cedars

Aaron Ritzenberg

in Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734164
eISBN:
9781621036050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734164.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Charles Chesnutt’s novel, The House behind the Cedars, and how it transforms the exploration of history as a dream into an investigation of the mystery of our culture. ... More


Reprobates

Matthew Bevis

in Wordsworth's Fun

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Play is sometimes foreplay. The lewdness of the ludic is age old; “lechery” is etymologically related to leik (another word for play), and in many languages play words are often used in reference to ... More


The Cultural Unconsciousin American Politics: Why We Need a Freudian Left

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0057
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Excerpts from a book-length project tentatively titled “The Cultural Unconscious in American Politics: Why We Need a Freudian Left” are presented. This book begins by discussing the cultural radical ... More


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