Psychotic Temptation

Author(s) : Liliane Abensour, Translator : David Alcorn

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Psychotic Temptation

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 33750
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415673228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415673

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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.

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