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Beyond discontent : "sublimation" from Goethe to Lacan

Author: Eckart Goebel; James C Wagner
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2012.
Series: New directions in German studies, v. 4.
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According to Freuds later works, we do not really feel well or free within civilization. Our discontent never disappears, and we shall never become completely reliable members of society. Alcohol already suffices, Freud tells us, to ruin the fragile architecture of sublimations. Since Beyond the Pleasure Principle, sublimation seems to be nothing more than a euphemism for suppressing the drives. We sublimate because  Read more...
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Goebel, Eckart.
Beyond discontent.
New York : Continuum, ©2012
(DLC) 2012007350
(OCoLC)773666878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eckart Goebel; James C Wagner
ISBN: 9781441127891 1441127895
OCLC Number: 793996903
Description: 1 online resource ((xiv, 259 pages).
Contents: Foreword and Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Trilogy of Passion: Goethe as Paradigm and Provocation; 2 The Sound of Psychoanalysis: Arthur Schopenhauer; 3 Transfigured Physis: Friedrich Nietzsche; 4 Self-Control: Sigmund Freud; 5 Walking the Dog: Creaturely Transcendence in Thomas Mann; 6 The Sublimation of Nature: Theodor W. Adorno; 7 Das Ding: Jacques Lacan's Luther; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: New directions in German studies, v. 4.
Other Titles: Jenseits des Unbehagens.
Responsibility: Eckart Goebel ; translated by James C. Wagner.

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A sweeping intellectual history, encompassing literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis, of the pervasive idea of sublimation in German thought.  Read more...

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