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The Resource Intimacies, Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips

Intimacies, Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips

Label
Intimacies
Title
Intimacies
Statement of responsibility
Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. 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. To test the hypothesis that the essence of the analytic exchange is intimate talk without sex, they compare Patrice Leconte's film about an accountant mistaken for a psychoanalyst, Intimate Strangers, with Henry James's classic novella The Beast in the Jungle. A discussion of the subculture of barebacking - gay men intentionally engaging in risky sex - delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal. Even serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the Bush administration's war on terror enter the scene as the conversation turns to the way aggression thrills and gratifies the ego. Finally, in a reading of Socrates' theory of love from Plato's Phaedrus, Bersani and Phillips call for a new form of intimacy which they term "impersonal narcissism": a divestiture of the ego and a recognition of one's non-psychological potential self in others. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bersani, Leo
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
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Phillips, Adam
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  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Psychoanalytic interpretation
  • Sexual behavior
Label
Intimacies, Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • It in the I.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Shame on You.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Power of Evil and the Power of Love.
  • p. 57
  • 4.
  • On a More Impersonal Note.
  • p. 89
Control code
ocn167504460
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 125 p.
Isbn
9780226043517
Lccn
2007034834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Intimacies, Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • It in the I.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Shame on You.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Power of Evil and the Power of Love.
  • p. 57
  • 4.
  • On a More Impersonal Note.
  • p. 89
Control code
ocn167504460
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 125 p.
Isbn
9780226043517
Lccn
2007034834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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