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Psychoanalysis & Culture

Brown, Norman O.
Chirila, Alexander
Chirila, Alexander
Fornari, Franco
  • The Psychoanalysis of War (Book Excerpts)
    War is a spectacular establishment of a general human situation whereby death assumes absolute value: the ideas for which we die have a right to truth, because death becomes a demonstrative process.
  • The Psychoanalysis of War (Book Review)
    The spirit of sacrifice is intimately related to an ideology in the name of which one may sacrifice oneself. What is this “absolute and unconditional something” that would somehow justify the “establishment of a masochistic-sacrificial position?” The masochistic-sacrificial position (e.g., the role of a soldier) is idealized—becoming a kind of “supervalue”—because it is put into the service of “that absolute and unconditional something.”
Freud, Sigmund
Koenigsberg, Richard A.
Koenigsberg, Richard A.
Tustin, Francis
Žižek, Slavoj