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Rather, it is suggested, and attempts are made to explain, that an impersonal intimacy is the goal, and that this would help alleviate the inherent rage and destructiveness in relationships. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


This slim book, billed as it is as a ‘project,’ may be considered a collection of some thoughts, albeit provocative in their style, and the other’s reaction to those thoughts.

Metapsychology New Review Announcements: Two gifted and intimaccies prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. Intimacies is available for download from Apple Books.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Our desire to come together in a meaningful relationship with another — although always cognizant of the fact that we may feel ‘unutterably alone’ at times lntimacies is the crux of our persistent attempts at intimacy.


Nov 12, Intimscies rated it liked it Shelves: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Freud’s most profound originality, it seems to me, is to propose not only that satisfied aggression is accompanied by an erotic excitement, that it produces a narcissistic jouissancebut also, and more radically, that the sexualizing of the ego is identical to the shattering of the ego.

What all these very different stimuli have in common is their ability to set affect free from psychic organization; unbound affect produces the excitement of jouissance.

This same prescriptive jouissance turns up in Intimacies. Product details Format Paperback intimacie Dimensions x x 9. Intense narcissistic pleasure sexualizes satisfied aggression.

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While this format is much like a real-life conversation, where neither partner may have a long-term plan for argumentation or, if they do, can not enact itin book form, much is lost. Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare opportunity intimacied listen in on two brilliant inhimacies as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche. To apply, write to our editor. This is part of the difficulty; many chapters sides of the conversation begin strongly in one direction but quickly diverge and begin to range widely.

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.

Minnette Lehmann rated it it was amazing Aug 22, If Befsani Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. The fourth chapter does begin to add to the conversation by articulating that the first intimacy is one of ‘becoming.


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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. Most artists would deny it. Books by Leo Bersani. Currently, we especially need thoughtful reviewers for books in fiction, self-help and popular psychology.

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. 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. 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.