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differences (2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies The death drive may be the least understood concept in Freud’s work. It is certainly the least widely adopted, in any case among clinical practitioners claiming to practice or be inspired...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to recognize and assume the speech that comes to evoke the unspoken truth she bears and to take responsibility for its ethical consequences. We have to take a step back in order to approach in the right way what Freud designated as the death drive. Let us begin with the simple statement that the drive...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jeffrey S. Librett This essay examines the excessive structure and functioning of the drive, on the limit between language and the organic body, in Totem and Taboo . To shed new light on the relationship between language and the jouissance of the drive, as well as the primal horde myth, the author...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniel Wilson Freud first theorizes the drive through Wilhelm Fliess’s theory of bisexuality, which proposes that human life is structured by the periodic expression of a masculine and a feminine substance. Long after his break with Fliess, Freud maintains elements of Fliess’s theory, arguing...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Azeen Khan This essay explores how, in each of Jacques Derrida’s late encounters with psychoanalysis, he critiques the limit of a certain economic principle of the Freudian death drive, opening up its deterministic logic to a principle of indetermination. The essay draws out three key terms...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 58–85.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Matthew Gannon This essay argues not only that Wilhelm Worringer’s concept of the urge to abstraction from his work of art history Abstraction and Empathy (1908) prefigures Sigmund Freud’s notion of the death drive in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) but also that Worringer’s aesthetics...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty As a drive to the inorganic, the death drive is fundamentally opposed to sensuality and, specifically, to pleasure and pain. This is why Gilles Deleuze understands Freud’s account of the death drive as the “beyond of the pleasure principle” not in terms of the transgression...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Willy Apollon This metapsychological essay attempts to deduce the origin of the death drive from the author’s clinical experience with analysands under transference. It proposes that Freud locates the stakes of speech, as a response to the Other, at the heart of the question of languager–but under...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 116–133.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Steven Miller This essay discusses the minor art form of high-wire walking in order to show that the agency of the death drive manifests itself by adding rather than removing something from the symbolic order. The essay focuses primarily on the work of Philippe Petit, especially the clandestine...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., on the other hand, theorizes not the event but the drive to theorize the event—including the event of femininity—to make it precisely some thing , a symptom. But, as Lacan emphasized, the facts miss the point, and naming things is not the same as being able to articulate “the thing” of lack, the real...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Anne Anlin Cheng This article meditates on the possibility of thinking about both psychoanalysis and contemporary critical analysis without the drive toward symptomatic reading. It argues that the instrumental expectation placed on the diagnosis of symptoms (of illness and of ideology alike...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 51–92.
Published: 01 September 2013
... extricate. Reading Badiou’s philosophy creatively, the essay makes the case that women or woman is an emergent, historical, modern, and universal truth; direct critique of Badiou also drives home the point that philosophy (or “theory”) is vulnerable to history and that historically, factually, actually...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
... are to live. It argues that Huffer’s work is driven by the tension between these positions and it identifies the drive itself as the reason that tension remains irresolvable. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 ethics desubjectivation drive queer...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 220–241.
Published: 01 December 2022
... act as a possible path for the unbound drive upon traversing castration. It argues that the Pass is, specifically, a transindividual act of solidarity with desire that extends its ethics and efficacy beyond both the institutional frameworks of psychoanalysis and the control of cultures...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 198–219.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., however, it claims that this censored quest is not only unique to the individual analysand but something that articulates that subject to humanity as a whole. While Freud consistently underscores the fundamental solitude of the human being with respect to the free drive and the fantasies to which it gives...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., however, that nothing comprises the pulsion of jouissance, the insistence of the drive, and the uncognizable pressure of what conduces to no meaning. After exploring this nothing through Paul de Man’s engagement with Blaise Pascal’s account of the zero, this essay reads Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 30–74.
Published: 01 April 1998
... for recognition," symbolically addressed to the other, it is impossible to realize that, for Lacan, demand has a bearing on the problem of the body. In fact, the Lacanian account of the drive (which cannot be derived from Kojeve's framework) is explicitly linked to the concept of demand-not in the sense...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 209–242.
Published: 01 April 1998
... . Trans. Rapaport David . New York : International Universities P , 1958 . Hartmann Heinz . “ Comments on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Instinctual Drives .” Essays on Ego Psychology: Selected Problems in Psychoanalytic Theory . New York : International Universities P , 1964 . 37...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 14–35.
Published: 01 April 1997
... of "cultured" animality which is known as drive. But before we put the Sirens through the loop ofpsychoanalytic theory, let us first recount some points from Odysseus's encounter with them. Curiously, we learn more about the deadliness of the Siren's from Circe's warnings to Odysseus than from Odysseus's own...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 51–71.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and emancipatory politics, as well as their own solidarity, is exemplified in the concept of the symptom. samo.tomsic@hfbk-hamburg.de © 2022 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2022 affect critique drive neoliberalism psychoanalysis solidarity symptom...