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Psychotic Temptation
     

Psychotic Temptation

by Liliane Abensour
 

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How can we understand the pull towards that which we fear: psychosis?

In this thought provoking book, Abensour proposes the idea of a temptation towards psychosis rather than a regression, as a response to the hatred or denial of the subject’s origins. She shares her reflections on her psychoanalytic work with psychotic patients focusing on their

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How can we understand the pull towards that which we fear: psychosis?

In this thought provoking book, Abensour proposes the idea of a temptation towards psychosis rather than a regression, as a response to the hatred or denial of the subject’s origins. She shares her reflections on her psychoanalytic work with psychotic patients focusing on their struggle to achieve a coherent sense of a self that can inhabit a shared world. Abensour locates this struggle within the universal human struggle to achieve a balance between what we can and cannot allow ourselves to know about the reality of death and of our insignificance in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136157110
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Series:
New Library of Psychoanalysis
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
325 KB

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