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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. What Bersani in. intimacies – LEO BERSANI & ADAM PHILLIPS. “Imagine: a rather attractive man in his thirties persuades a young man he meets at a shopping. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Intimacies / Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips | Review: “Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam.

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Masha rated it liked it Dec 01, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. 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. The self is a practical convenience; promoted to the status of an ethical intimacirs, it is a sanction for violence.

The book begins with a description of the film Confidences trop intimes translated as Intimate Strangersand Henry James’ work, The Beast in the Junglethe latter vaguely referred to in the movie. Overview Music Video Charts. Andy rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Phillips is an able respondent to Bersani, yet I couldn’t shake the feeling that their exchange was a little uneven.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Write a customer review. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Mark’s Books after a workshop in then again and still loved this most: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Looking for beautiful books? Log in to Reply. This review was very smart, and dead-on. This same prescriptive jouissance turns up in Intimacies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Lists with This Book. The impersonal narcissism Bersani yearns for may be much more widely available in the arts than he thinks. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die. Bersani and Phillips at once dream of shattering the ego and, in their own distinct voices, display its miraculous, tragicomic persistence.

In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. 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.

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The book is written for those with considerable understanding of psychoanalytic theory — in both its current and historical references. 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.

Psychoanalysis is moved beyond the theory of the ego and developmental norms, returned to primary questions of how and why pleasure is often at odds with self-preservation, and how such enduring tensions are presented in visual media, sexual practice, dialogue, and clinical exchange. Jason rated it really liked it Aug 04, 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.

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