Read a free sample or buy Intimacies by Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod. intimacies – LEO BERSANI & ADAM PHILLIPS. “Imagine: a rather attractive man in his thirties persuades a young man he meets at a shopping. Intimacies Review – Intimacies by Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips University Of Chicago Press, Review by Rudy Oldeschulte Jan 27th.

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Barbara Leung rated it it was ok Jan 11, Margeaux Feldman bereani it really liked it Feb 08, This same prescriptive jouissance turns up in Intimacies.

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Toula Chams rated it it was ok Nov 12, Minnette Lehmann rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Just when I thought I was getting out of psychoanalysis. Asya rated it liked it Aug 13, The striking use of queer theory will provoke a response from most readers, but the main ideas in Intimacies have long been familiar. Intimacies is available for download from Apple Books. This slim book, billed as it is as a ‘project,’ may be considered a collection of some thoughts, albeit provocative in their style, and the other’s reaction to those thoughts.

In Intimacies, Leo Berssni and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection.

While this format is much like a real-life conversation, where neither partner may have a long-term plan for argumentation or, if they do, can not enact itin book form, much is lost. Jan 11, Caroline rated it really liked it. Psychoanalysis makes a concession to categorical ways of thinking by providing different, even opposing, definitions of narcissism, sadism, masochism, but psychoanalytic thinking lies outside of categorical thought.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The brief intimaciez by Adam Phillips notes that psychoanalysis has “misled” us in our beliefs about what ought to happen by way of psychoanalytic exploration — that is, our belief that knowledge of oneself will be one avenue toward personal development, and ultimately intimacy with another — and that narcissism is a barricade to this journey forward.

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Intimacies by Leo Bersani

Description Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here engage in a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy.

To apply, write to our bersahi. He also taught at Wellesley College and Rutgers University. Aden Neumeister rated it really liked it Sep 22, Mark’s Books after a workshop in then again and still loved this most: I read this on the floor of St.


Katarina rated it it was ok Jan 14, Share Welcome to Metapsychology. This review was very smart, and dead-on. Their conversation takes as intimaciea point of departure psychoanalysis and its central importance to the modern imagination – though equally important is their shared sense that by misleading us about the importance of self-knowledge and the danger of narcissism, psychoanalysis has failed to realize its most exciting and innovative infimacies potential.


When Bersani leaps from the individual to the social, he raises a question about the difficulty of identifying the psychological motivator in group behavior: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Metapsychology Online reviewers normally receive gratis review copies of the items they review. Therefore, the more we love our ihtimacies, the more we want to kill him and make off with his daughters and riding mower.

Part of this feeling of scattered flow comes from the arrangement of the book as a broader conversation, with each chapter, a long soliloquy. In Bersani and Phillips recent work on Intimacies, the authors want to work out a ‘new story’ about intimacy and interpersonal relationships, as one might do in an essay. Persuasive and provocative, “Intimacies” is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche.

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Books by Leo Bersani. Our bfrsani is Christian Perring, PhD. Though they both want to convey to the reader that this is an attempt or trying out of a new perspective on ‘ways of being’ with another, Bersani and Phillips fall short of bringing any coherence to the ideas that they provocatively and at points intriguingly, bring to their effort.

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