On Freud's &quote;Beyond the Pleasure Principle&quote;

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Februar 2011



Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle constitutes a major landmark and a real turning point in the evolution of psychoanalytic theory. Pushing aside the primacy of the tension-discharge-gratification model of mental dynamics, this work introduced the notion of a "e;daemonic force"e; within all human beings that slowly but insistently seeks psychic inactivity, inertia, and death. Politely dismissed by some as a pseudo-biological speculation and rapturously espoused by others as a bold conceptual advance, "e;death instinct"e; became a stepping stone to the latter conceptualizations of mind's attacks on itself, negative narcissism, addiction to near-death, and the utter destruction of meaning in some clinical situations. The concept also served as a bridge between the quintessentially Western psychoanalysis and the Eastern perspectives on life and death.These diverse and rich connotations of the proposal are elucidated in On Freud's "e;Beyond the Pleasure Principle"e;. Other consequences of Freud's 1920 paper - namely, the marginalization of ego instincts and the "e;upgrading"e; of aggression in the scheme of things - are also addressed. The editors have gathered a body of distinguished psychoanalysts from around the world to argue, discuss, elaborate upon, and advance Freud's path-breaking contribution. The result is a book of rare intelligence, charm, and clinical significance.Contributors: Salman Akhtar, Ira Brenner, Fatima Caropreso, Michael Feldman, Betty Joseph, Otto Kernberg, Joshua Levy, Ashok Nagpal, Mary Kay O'Neil, Henri Parens, Richard Theisen Simanke, W. Craig Tomlinson, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl


Edited by Akhtar, Salman and Edited by O'Neil, Mary Kay
EAN: 9781780492001
Untertitel: ebook Ausgabe. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Karnac Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2011
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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