Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

01 June 2020 | By Mari Ruti | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Mari Ruti combines theoretical reflection, cultural critique, feminist politics, and personal experience to analyze the prevalence of bad feelings in contemporary everyday life Proceeding from a playful engagement with Freud s idea of penis envy, Ruti s autotheoretical commentary fans out to a broa

Tea with Winnicott

01 June 2020 | By Brett Kahr | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis His writings are cited in bibliographies even frequently than those of Sigmund Freud And yet how many mental health professionals have actually managed to read and digest the nearly twenty published volumes o


01 June 2020 | By Paul Verhaeghe | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Ben je een lichaam of heb je een lichaam Volgens Paul Verhaeghe berust intimiteit in de eerste plaats op de relatie met jezelf en pas daarna op een relatie met anderen De verhouding tot ons eigen lichaam legt niet alleen de basis voor intimiteit, maar ook voor onze mentale en lichamelijke gezondhe

Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

01 June 2020 | By Daniel Pick | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Since its inception, psychoanalysis has been hailed as a revolutionary theory of how the mind works, whilst some of its ideas such as the Oedipus complex have become part of everyday conversation In Psychoanalysis A Very Short Introduction, Daniel Pick offers a lucid, lively, and wide ranging surv

The PlayStation Dreamworld

01 June 2020 | By Alfie Bown | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

From mobile phones to consoles, tablets and PCs, we are now a generation of gamers The PlayStation Dreamworld is to borrow a phrase from Slavoj Zizek the pervert s guide to videogames It argues that we can only understand the world of videogames via Lacanian dream analysis It also argues that

When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia

01 June 2020 | By Christopher Bollas | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization At a time when the treatment of choice is anti psychotic medication, world renowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas asserts that schizophrenics can be helped by

Lacan on Love: An Exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference

01 June 2020 | By Bruce Fink | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deade

The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

01 June 2020 | By Aaron Schuster | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

An investigation into the strange and troublesome relationship to pleasure that defines the human being, drawing on the disparate perspectives of Deleuze and Lacan n nIs pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire Or is desire i

La vie avec Lacan (L'infini)

01 June 2020 | By Catherine Millot | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Il fut un temps o j avais le sentiment d avoir saisi l tre de Lacan de l int rieur D avoir comme une aperception de son rapport au monde, un acc s myst rieux au lieu intime d o manait sa relation aux tres et aux choses, lui m me aussi C tait comme si je m tais gliss e en lui Ce sentimen

In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis

01 June 2020 | By Casey Schwartz | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Everywhere I looked it seemed that we were being defined by what our brains were doing Everywhere, there were hucksters and geniuses, all trying to colonize the new world of the brain I d never been a science person, Casey Schwartz declares at the beginning of her far reaching quest to