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Description Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here engage in a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. To apply, write to our editor.

Intimacies by Leo Bersani

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 17, Erdem Tasdelen rated it liked it. 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 — is the crux of our persistent attempts at intimacy. inimacies

Brandon Prince rated it it was amazing Jun 05, This is an ego-project, a defensive move or a pre-emptively offensive move against the world’s threatening difference from the self There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Forster Howards End captured the desire of connecting “the prose and the passion” nitimacies a person’s relationship with another.


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.

Christopher rated it did not like it Dec 03, Minnette Lehmann rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Intense narcissistic pleasure sexualizes satisfied aggression. 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. Bragi Thorfinnsson rated it really liked it Hersani 27, In Freudian terms, the hyperbolic ego risks being shattered by its own narcissistically thrilling inflation.

The fourth chapter intimacise begin to add to the conversation by articulating that the first intimacy is one of ‘becoming. Thus, sadistically motivated narcissism is also masochistically satisfying.

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. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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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Just when I thought I was getting out of psychoanalysis. Persuasive and provocative, “Intimacies” is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche. Bersani and Phillips at once dream of shattering the ego and, in their own distinct voices, display its miraculous, tragicomic persistence. Home Contact Us Help Free beesani worldwide.

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I read this on the floor of St. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Jason rated it really liked it Aug 04, Books by Leo Bersani. Review quote “This is a beautifully crafted book, one that underscores how the social life of the psyche is a matter of risk, wager, suspense, excitation, bodies, talk, and all manner of things both dangerous and sustaining.

In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. Dougw rated it liked it Untimacies 10, Opening the iTunes Store.