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Self and emotional life : philosophy, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience, Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou

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Self and emotional life : philosophy, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience
Title
Self and emotional life
Title remainder
philosophy, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou
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Language
eng
Summary
Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities' deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity. Merging three distinct disciplines -- European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience -- Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions. Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy's most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science
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1974-
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Johnston, Adrian
Index
index present
LC call number
BF531
LC item number
.J64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 F-631
  • WM 460.5.E3
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Malabou, Catherine
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  • Emotions
  • Self
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Neurosciences
  • Psychoanalysis and philosophy
  • Ego
  • Emotions
  • Neurosciences
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Emotions
  • Neurosciences
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis and philosophy
  • Self
  • Selbst
  • Gefühl
  • Philosophie
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Neurowissenschaften
Label
Self and emotional life : philosophy, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience, Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: From nonfeeling to misfeeling--affects between trauma and the unconscious -- Introduction: From the passionate soul to the emotional brain -- What does "of" mean in the Descartes's expression, "The passions of the soul"? -- A "self-touching you": Derrida and Descartes -- The Neural self: Damasio meets Descartes -- Affects are always affects of essence: book 3 of Spinoza's Ethics -- The face and the close-up: Deleuze's Spinozist approach to Descartes -- Damasio as a reader of Spinoza -- On neural plasticity, trauma, and the loss of affects -- Conclusion -- Guilt and the feel of feeling: toward a new conception of affects -- Feeling without feeling: Freud and the unresolved problem of unconscious guilt -- Affects, emotions, and feelings: Freud's metapsychologies of affective life -- From signifiers to Jouis-Sens: Lacan's senti-ments and affectuations -- Emotional life after Lacan: from psychoanalysis to the neurosciences -- Affects are signifiers: the infinite judgment of a Lacanian affective neuroscience -- Postface: The paradoxes of the principle of constancy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 276 p.
Isbn
9780231158305
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022471696
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816316054
  • (OCoLC)ocn816316054
Label
Self and emotional life : philosophy, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience, Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: From nonfeeling to misfeeling--affects between trauma and the unconscious -- Introduction: From the passionate soul to the emotional brain -- What does "of" mean in the Descartes's expression, "The passions of the soul"? -- A "self-touching you": Derrida and Descartes -- The Neural self: Damasio meets Descartes -- Affects are always affects of essence: book 3 of Spinoza's Ethics -- The face and the close-up: Deleuze's Spinozist approach to Descartes -- Damasio as a reader of Spinoza -- On neural plasticity, trauma, and the loss of affects -- Conclusion -- Guilt and the feel of feeling: toward a new conception of affects -- Feeling without feeling: Freud and the unresolved problem of unconscious guilt -- Affects, emotions, and feelings: Freud's metapsychologies of affective life -- From signifiers to Jouis-Sens: Lacan's senti-ments and affectuations -- Emotional life after Lacan: from psychoanalysis to the neurosciences -- Affects are signifiers: the infinite judgment of a Lacanian affective neuroscience -- Postface: The paradoxes of the principle of constancy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 276 p.
Isbn
9780231158305
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022471696
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816316054
  • (OCoLC)ocn816316054

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