There Are Two Sexes

... uncanny, unconscious, unknown, unknowable, unthinkable—we are indeed dealing with a misogyny that has become almost natural. And because what psychoanalysis calls “primal repression” is the precondition for the formation of the ego, ...

There Are Two Sexes

Antoinette Fouque cofounded the Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF) in France in 1968 and spearheaded its celebrated Psychanalyse et Politique, a research group that informed the cultural and intellectual heart of French feminism. Rather than reject Freud's discoveries on the pretext of their phallocentrism, Fouque sought to enrich his thought by more clearly defining the difference between the sexes and affirming the existence of a female libido. By recognizing women's contribution to humanity, Fouque hoped "uterus envy," which she saw as the mainspring of misogyny, could finally give way to gratitude and by associating procreation with women's liberation she advanced the goal of a parity-based society in which men and women could write a new human contract. The essays, lectures, and dialogues in this volume finally allow English-speaking readers to access the breadth of Fouque's creativity and activism. Touching on issues in history and biography, politics and psychoanalysis, Fouque recounts her experiences running the first women's publishing house in Europe; supporting women under threat, such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Taslima Nasrin, and Nawal El Saadaoui; and serving as deputy in the European Parliament. Her theoretical explorations discuss the ongoing development of feminology, a field she initiated, and, while she celebrates the progress women have made over the past four decades, she also warns against the trends of counterliberation: the feminization of poverty, the persistence of sexual violence, and the rise of religious fundamentalism.

Unknown Unthinkable Unconscious

It is an exploration of creativity, darkness, light and parenthood. The poems are selected from the author's collection of work created over the span of three years. Creativity can open doors to unknown parts of the heart, mind and soul.

Unknown Unthinkable Unconscious

This collection of poetry and prose, is infused with lost love, regret and humor. It is an exploration of creativity, darkness, light and parenthood. The poems are selected from the author's collection of work created over the course of three years.Creativity can open doors to unknown parts of the heart, mind and soul. It can also help one weather life's torments and storms.

Psychoanalysis Intersubjective Writing and a Postmaterialist Model of Mind

Derrida says, “Everything, in our concept of knowledge, is constructed so that telepathy be impossible, unthinkable, unknown” (p.244). Our conscious minds can't tolerate the unconscious, particularly if our unconscious contains the ...

Psychoanalysis  Intersubjective Writing  and a Postmaterialist Model of Mind

In this in-depth and unique collaboration between a patient and his psychoanalyst, Psychoanalysis, Intersubjective Writing, and a Postmaterialist Model of Mind: I Woke Up Dead examines the unconscious mind by analysing the patient’s novel written during his treatment as the focus. Using the patient’s creative writing and their intersubjective relationship as evidence, Dan Gilhooley and Frank Toich show how psychoanalysis fits within a postmaterialist model of mind. In this ground-breaking exploration, Gilhooley and Toich together demonstrate how a nonlocal unconscious can reshape the psychoanalytic conception of the mind. Split into four parts, Intersubjective, Quantum, History and Collaboration, Dan introduces three themes in the first: recovery from death, the intersubjective nature of therapeutic work and the role of creative imagination, combining these themes with analysis of Frank’s work and short, related stories from his own life. Part II, Quantum, introduces the concept of nonlocality to describe the mind and draws on the appearance of quantum physics in Frank’s science fiction, before moving onto Part III, History, which examines the emergence of psychoanalysis out of animal magnetism, looking at rapport, telepathy and love in psychotherapy. Finally, Collaboration discusses their ongoing psychotherapeutic experiment, the role of imagination, dissociation and the cosmic mind in psychological growth. Interweaving creative writing, psychoanalytic theory and real-life stories, the book re-contextualizes the history and future of psychoanalysis. Due to its multidisciplinary nature, this book will appeal to psychotherapists and psychologists in practice and in training. It would also be a vital resource for academics and students of counseling, consciousness studies, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and psychology.

Hostile and Malignant Prejudice

... welcomed by) this Unconscious, which only manifests itself within the rational logic absences and silences. The koan, in its way of posing questions that puzzle conventional logic, opens possibilities to the unthinkable unknown, ...

Hostile and Malignant Prejudice

Hostile and Malignant Prejudice: Psychoanalytic Approaches represents the leading edge of work in the field by members of the International Psychoanalytical Association's Committee on Prejudice (Including Anti-Semitism), psychoanalysts who hail from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Uruguay. It pursues the issues surrounding hostile and malignant prejudice as defined in the first chapter by Henri Parens, whose path-breaking work over four generations with children and their mothers uncovered the sources of aggression and prejudice on a scale from jocular slurs to murderous genocide. One chapter examines the effects of Latin America's colonial past on the psychic development of a 'mixed race' young man whose analysis implicates a major racial and social divide in the heart of his society. In another chapter we learn of the identity conflicts of children who were separated from their parents during the Holocaust and hidden or 'hidden in plain sight' by adopting a Christian persona.

Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute Or Philosophical Society of Great Britain

It is surely absurd to hold that everything of which I am unconscious is unknown to me , even if you take the word in the ... It is not at all " unthinkable , " it is perfectly intelligible ; but only as it is , and that is as nothing .

Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute  Or Philosophical Society of Great Britain

Each volume includes list of members, and "objects of the institute" (except v. 31, which has no list of members). Beginning with v. 12, a list of the papers contained in preceding volumes is issued regularly with each volume.

Psychoanalysis as a Subversive Phenomenon

REGARD FOR THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWABLE The idea that much of psychic life lies beyond the realm of conscious ... Unpalatable or unthinkable aspects of experience, repressed into unconscious recesses, manifest in adverse consequences.

Psychoanalysis as a Subversive Phenomenon

In Psychoanalysis as a Subversive Phenomenon: Social Change, Virtue Ethics, and Analytic Theory, Amber M. Trotter examines the radical sociopolitical roots of psychoanalysis and contends that psychoanalytic practices can and should be used to promote social change today. Trotter illustrates how analytic theory and practice could function subversively in contemporary American culture. This book is recommended for students and scholars of psychology, sociology, political science, cultural studies, and philosophy.

Cartographies of Becoming in Education

... universe of knowledge becomes explicated and brought to light through the shadows of the unconscious whenever an intensified learning experience, that always involves the other, creates in us the power of thinking the unthinkable.

Cartographies of Becoming in Education

Cartographies of becoming in education: A Deleuze-Guattari Perspective proposes a non-hierarchical approach that maps teaching and learning with the power of affect and what a body can do/become in different educational contexts. Teaching and learning is an encounter with the unknown and happen as specific responses to particular problems encountered with/in life. In this edited volume, international scholars map out potential ruptures in teaching and learning in order to conceptualize education differently. One way is through the multidisciplinary lens of MLT (Multiple Literacies Theory) in which reading is intensive and immanent. The authors deploy different aspects of MLT while creating and experimenting with ethology, teaching, learning, curriculum, teacher education and technology in relation to visual arts, music, mathematics, theatre, workplace literacy, second language education, and architecture. With the forces of globalization, digital media and economic re-structuring reconfiguring the social, political and economic landscape, societies require innovative ways of thinking about education. Cartographies of becoming in education: A Deleuze-Guattari Perspective is a response to problems posed by such forces. The problematic surrounding Deleuze-Guattari and education continues to grow. Diana Masny’s scholarship in this area is well known and appreciated through her many essays and books that develop MLT (Multiple Literacies Theory). Cartographies of Becoming in Education: A Deleuze-Guattari Perspective continues her effort to broaden the notion of education and show its intersections with MLT. The series of essays do this by forming a number of ‘entries,’ five to be precise: politicizing education, affect and education, literacies and becoming, teacher-becomings, and deterritorializing boundaries. Each ‘entry’ explores the way an MLT inflected orientation enables us to further grasp the creative inventiveness of the Deleuze-Guattarian tool kit that can be applied to areas of music education, ethnography, art, drama, literacy, mathematics, landscape ecology, ethology and teacher education. It is a vivid illustration of the cartography that maps the rhizomatic movements that are taking place by international scholars who are deterritorializing education as a discipline of modernity. I highly recommend this collection of essays to those of us who are continually asking how might education be rethought through the unthought. It opens up new territories. – Jan Jagodzinski, University of Alberta, Author of Psychoanalyzing Cinema.

Slouching Toward Bethlehem

... faith in ourselves, in the process, and faith in the secret, unknown, unthinkable things in our patients which, ... through the obfuscating darkness of resistance, complex defences, and the sheer unconsciousness of the unconscious.

Slouching Toward Bethlehem

In 1982, Nina Coltart gave a paper to the English-Speaking Conference of Psychoanalysts called 'Slouching towards Bethlehem... or Thinking the Unthinkable in Psychoanalysis' which created a stir and brought her to the attention of the psychoanalytic community. Ten years later, she produced her first book - this book - which contains her seminal paper alongside so many others of note. Full of eloquent, meaningful, and provocative clinical stories, Nina Coltart exposes the full truth of the therapeutic process, where an analyst may occasionally stray from orthodox practice but through such lapses may sometimes achieve hitherto unforeseen breakthroughs in treatment. This volume introduced Coltart's characteristic style of journeying through important issues in analytic practice. She elaborates on the use of intuition, the 'special' attention required by an analyst, the value of silence, and of humour, and the importance of psychosomatic processes - the way the body speaks through psychosomatic symptoms. All vitally relevant today and utterly groundbreaking at the time.

Museums beyond the Crises

... aesthetic judgment still is the most politically viable tool to govern art and to account for art's universality.6 The proximity of the unknown or unimaginable does not annul the aesthetic dimension. In The Aesthetic Unconscious ...

Museums beyond the Crises

There are a number of different crises, in various guises, in today’s world. The most prominent of these is the global economic crisis, but this is not felt as keenly across the globe: there are also countries of economic prosperity. There is also, however, the museum crisis: the predominant model of the museum is collapsing. Again, this crisis is not constant everywhere – there are spaces that didn’t have museums until recently and are now suddenly experiencing a museum boom, or else are still without museums but have initiatives that are taking care of heritage beyond the traditional model of the museum. Such crises mean that the old paradigm is being replaced by a new one that still needs to be defined. This book investigates what such a new paradigm may entail and its consequences for the preservation of heritage.

Capitalism and Religion

signifier appears to be unconscious, since it is unknown; in practice, however, this 'unknown' is not any particular ... and symbolization that determine how its members will think; anything outside the social is literally unthinkable.

Capitalism and Religion

Our global ecological crisis demands that we question the rationality of the culture that has caused it: western modernity's free market capitalism. Philip Goodchild develops arguments from Nietzsche, Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marx, to suggest that our love of Western modernity is an expression of a piety in which capitalism becomes a global religion, in practice, if not always in belief. This book presents a philosophical alternative that demands attention from philosophers, critical theorists, philosophers of religion, theologians, and those in ecological politics.

Constructing Realities

... and faith in the secret , unknown , unthinkable things in our patients which , in the space which is the analysis ... At the level of the unconscious , this negation is not problematic ; it only becomes problematic in the world of ...

Constructing Realities

One of the challenges in psychoanalytic work is to find ways to enliven the space when working with individuals whose thinking is highly constrained and who have little capacity for play. This incapacity often signals a split between valued and devalued aspects of self. In cases such as these, self-protection becomes paramount and may profoundly impede growth, as whatever is not known is perceived as dangerous, rather than being a challenge that invites further development. For the therapist who must create aliveness within the consulting room, we are caught by the very real threat that this aliveness poses to the defensive structures on which the patient's equilibrium rests. Movement thus can be quite precarious. In this volume, Marilyn Charles considers how notions of "play" and "myth", as brought into the literature by Winnicott and Bion, can help to provide an interim space in which impossible realities can be constructed at a safe enough reserve that we can more actively consider them and thereby create possibilities, rather than foreclosing on them.

Knowing Not Knowing and Sort of Knowing

At a conference in Rome in July, 2007, on Psychoanalytic Theories of Unconscious Mental Functioning and Multiple Code Theory,1 ... Bion (1962) referred to the unthinkable, the unknown, unknowable, infinite without form; Bollas (1987), ...

Knowing  Not Knowing and Sort of Knowing

A contemporary, wide-ranging exploration of one of the most provocative topics currently under psychoanalytic investigation: the relationship of dissociation to varieties of knowing and unknowing. The twenty-eight essays collected here invite readers to reflect upon the ways the mind is structured around and through knowing, not-knowing, and sort-of-knowing or uncertainty. The authors explore the ramifications of being up against the limits of what they can know as through their clinical practice, and theoretical considerations, they simultaneously attempt to open up psychic and physical experience. How, they ask, do we tolerate ambiguity and blind spots as we try to know? And how do we make all of this useful to our patients and ourselves? The authors approach these and similar epistemological questions through an impressively wide variety of clinical dilemmas (e.g., the impact of new technologies upon the analytic dyad) and theoretical specialties (e.g., neurobiology).

The Popular Science Monthly

... even his all - negative deity from Mr. Spencer's ini personal , unconscious , unthinking , and unthinkable Energy . ... Mr. Spencer's words are , “ duty requires us neither to affirm nor to deny personality ” of the Unknown Cause .

The Popular Science Monthly


Diamond Hindi English Dictionary

अचितनीय fao 1. unintelligible ; aracul go 1. unconsciousness ; 2. unthinkable , incomprehensible ; 2. inanimation ... -बीतना to have a अचीन्हा fao 1. unknown ; good time , to have a well - spent 2. unidentified . life ...

Diamond Hindi English Dictionary


Popular Science

... separates even his all-negative deity from Mr. Spencer's impersonal, unconscious, unthinking, and unthinkable Energy. ... Mr. Spencer's words are, " duty requires us neither to affirm nor to deny personality " of the Unknown Cause.

Popular Science

Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

A Route to Modernism

Both are control freaks, half-people, clinging to consciousness, repressing the unconscious. ... Ah, if that which was unknown and suppressed in her were once let loose, what an orgiastic and satisfying event that would be . . . the ...

A Route to Modernism

The question 'What is modernism?' has provoked intense critical discussion. A Route to Modernism explores this area; it focuses on the strange and dangerous journey taken by Hardy, Lawrence and Woolf towards unknown regions of the mind and the universe. In a discussion of these novelists, both individually and in relation to one another, a radical reconsideration of modernism is developed. Woolf envisaged her contemporaries 'flashing past on another railway line'. A Route to Modernism shows the hypothetical train of Hardy, Lawrence and Woolf not following an existing track but tunnelling beneath surfaces, following routes which are 'spasmodic, fragmentary', sometimes taking off like a rocket into the cosmos. Their fragmented, modernist works deny us 'the comfort of ... a single meaning, either in works of art or in the world'. This book offers new approaches to modernism, while insisting on books being left 'open - no conclusion come to '.

British Psychoanalysis

It does not look to Messianic dogma, nor to Christian symbol to help us out of the anarchic depths of the unconscious. ... faith in ourselves, in the process, and faith in the secret, unknown, unthinkable things in our patients which, ...

British Psychoanalysis

British Psychoanalysis: New Perspectives in the Independent Tradition is a new and extended edition of The British School of Psychoanalysis: The Independent Tradition, which explored the successes and failures of the early environment; transference and counter-transference in the psychoanalytic encounter; regression in the situation of treatment; and female sexuality. Published in the mid-1980s, it had an important influence on the development of psychoanalysis both in Great Britain and abroad, was translated into several languages and became a central textbook in academic and professional courses. This new, updated book includes not only many of the original papers, but also new chapters written for this volume by Hannah Browne, Josh Cohen, Steven Groarke, Gregorio Kohon, Rosine Perelberg and Megan Virtue. Addressing and reflecting on the four main themes of the first collection, the new papers discuss such subjects as: · a new focus on earliest infancy · new directions in Independent clinical thinking · the question of therapeutic regression . the centrality of sexual difference in Freud. They also highlight the connections between and the mutual influence of British and French psychoanalysis, now a critical subject in contemporary psychoanalytic debates. British Psychoanalysis: New Perspectives in the Independent Tradition will be important not only to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists and the full spectrum of professionals involved in mental health. It will be of great value in psychotherapy and counselling training and an important resource for teaching and academic activities.

Religions and Religions

Indeed, the whole point of the unconscious is that it ceases to be such at the moment it is thought or spoken of. ... that may lead to a break of family links, a thing that was unthinkable and subjectively impossible in other times.

Religions and Religions


Wittgenstein Reads Freud

9 Freud says that : " Questioning the existence of the unconscious would be completely unthinkable if one took into ... namely " psychological reactions " of a hitherto unknown kind , and as for the rest he simply invented and sought to ...

Wittgenstein Reads Freud

Did Freud present a scientific hypothesis about the unconscious, as he always maintained and as many of his disciples keep repeating? This question has long prompted debates concerning the legitimacy and usefulness of psychoanalysis, and it is of utmost importance to Lacanian analysts, whose main project has been to stress Freud's scientific grounding. Here Jacques Bouveresse, a noted authority on Ludwig Wittgenstein, contributes to the debate by turning to this Austrian-born philosopher and contemporary of Freud for a candid assessment of the early issues surrounding psychoanalysis. Wittgenstein, who himself had delivered a devastating critique of traditional philosophy, sympathetically pondered Freud's claim to have produced a scientific theory in proposing a new model of the human psyche. What Wittgenstein recognized--and what Bouveresse so eloquently stresses for today's reader--is that psychoanalysis does not aim to produce a change limited to the intellect but rather seeks to provoke an authentic change of human attitudes. The beauty behind the theory of the unconscious for Wittgenstein is that it breaks away from scientific, causal explanations to offer new forms of thinking and speaking, or rather, a new mythology. Offering a critical view of all the texts in which Wittgenstein mentions Freud, Bouveresse immerses us in the intellectual climate of Vienna in the early part of the twentieth century. Although we come to see why Wittgenstein did not view psychoanalysis as a science proper, we are nonetheless made to feel the philosopher's sense of wonder and respect for the cultural task Freud took on as he found new ways meaningfully to discuss human concerns. Intertwined in this story of Wittgenstein's grappling with the theory of the unconscious is the story of how he came to question the authority of science and of philosophy itself. While aiming primarily at the clarification of Wittgenstein's opinion of Freud, Bouveresse's book can be read as a challenge to the French psychoanalytic school of Lacan and as a provocative commentary on cultural authority.