Read a free sample or buy Intimacies by Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod. intimacies – LEO BERSANI & ADAM PHILLIPS. “Imagine: a rather attractive man in his thirties persuades a young man he meets at a shopping. Intimacies Review – Intimacies by Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips University Of Chicago Press, Review by Rudy Oldeschulte Jan 27th.
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Customer Ratings We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book. I read this on the floor of St. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal.
This review was very smart, and dead-on. Leave a Reply Inyimacies reply You must be logged in to post a comment. In Freudian terms, the hyperbolic ego risks being shattered by its own narcissistically thrilling inflation. These are used to demonstrate the ‘sexually neutralized encounter,’ referring to Phillips’ remark, “[p]sychoanalysis is about what two people can say to each other if they agree not to have sex. Lists with This Book.
Novels LOA Masha rated it liked it Dec 01, Description Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy.
This idea, however, has been elucidated by Donald Winnicott many years ago, and followed up on in many psychoanalytic interpretive writings on the research that has been done on infant development.
Book ratings by Goodreads. 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. 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.
Barbara Leung rated it it was ok Jan 11, Toula Chams rated it it was ok Nov 12, Join our e-mail list!: Dougw rated it liked it Aug 10, The death drive as a drive to destroy others would add very little to a fundamentally nonpsychoanalytic Hobbesian view of human nature. Nov 12, Milo rated it liked it Shelves: Skip to content In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
There are degrees of self-shattering, ranging form such examples of sexually stimulating simulation as intellectual strain, verbal disputes, and railway travel, to the ultimate devastation of the ego and the subject in death. Asya rated it liked it Aug 13, The brief introduction by Adam Phillips notes that psychoanalysis has “misled” us in our beliefs about what ought to happen by way of psychoanalytic exploration — that is, our belief that knowledge of oneself will be one avenue toward personal development, and ultimately intimacy with another — and that narcissism is a barricade to this journey forward.
Looking for beautiful books? Freud distinguishes between, on the one hand, the narratives of both the sexual act leading up to and climaxing in orgasm and sexual development leading up to and climaxing in heterosexual genitality and, on the other hand, something like the very essence of the sexual that would consist in a shattering of ego boundaries produced by any number of “unaccountable,” unclassifiable objects.
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.
In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. The self is a practical convenience; promoted to the status of an ethical ideal, it is a sanction for violence. Jason rated it really liked it Aug 04, Leo Bersani wrote the first three chapters, with Phillips reacting in the fourth, and a brief conclusion is offered by Bersani, which reacts to Phillips’ comments.
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In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. But these must be super-redemptive works, since they redeem us from merely redemptive literature.
Intense narcissistic pleasure sexualizes satisfied aggression. Patricia rated it really liked it Sep 05, The most disorienting aspect of the psychoanalytic map of the human psyche is a group of unstable polarities sadism and masochism, eros and thanatos, ego and super-egopolarities whose opposite points, or locations, or instances, can simultaneously maintain, if only for heuristic purposes, their distinctness, and collapse into identity.
Both writers are arguably good thinkers and good writers about the more interesting bits of life. 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.