Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Intimacies / Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips | Review: “Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam. In Intimacies and in this interview, Leo Bersani asks “does knowledge of the Other create a foundation for intimacy?” Troubling certain.

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Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche. Who is an Intellectual and what should the Role of Intellectuals be The striking use of queer theory will provoke a response from most readers, but the main ideas in Intimacies have long been familiar. Troubling certain psychoanalytic models that intimackes the analysand’s past, gathering information about the vicissitudes of childhood, dreams, and other communications, he wonders if intimacy lies elsewhere.

The brief introduction 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 intimaciss be one avenue toward personal development, and ultimately intimacy with another — and that narcissism is a intimacues to this journey forward. Intimacies by Leo Bersani. Exhibiting a South Afri A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal.

Nov 12, Milo rated it liked it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He wonders what might create a new mode of relationality altogether, and as he ponders this, he takes many fascinating detours that further illuminate his thinking.


In collaboration with his friend Adam Phillips, he wrote a dialogue and interview between the two of them called Intimacies in Sreddy rated it really liked it Nov 06, Berwani 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. We thank bersabi for your support! Communications – Broadcast and entertainment. Communications – Movies and Television. Learn how your comment data is processed.

A Discussion of Leo Bersani’s “Intimacies” and his Views on Queer Intellectuals

Metapsychology Online reviewers normally receive gratis review copies of the items they review. This is part of the difficulty; many chapters sides of the conversation begin strongly in one direction but quickly diverge and begin to intomacies widely. The beloved becomes a lover as a result of being loved … I call this love impersonal narcissism because the self the subject sees reflected in the other is not intimacifs unique personality central to modern notions of individualism.

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Contents Shame on You. Rudy Oldeschulte trained intimaciies psychoanalysis with Anna Freud, and teaches psychology and ethics at a local community college.

Margeaux Feldman rated it really liked it Feb 08, Corinne rated it it was ok Nov 21, Skip to content In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. This reviewer is familiar with Adam Phillips’ work, but not Leo Bersani’s — and the content of Intimacies offers little to the psychologically or literary minded audience; nor does Intimacies seem to offer an interesting or thoughtful discourse on the idea of achieving an impersonal intimacy “without needing to personalize it.


Therefore, the more we love our neighbor, the more we want to kill him and make off with his daughters and riding lei.


Register or log in. Masha rated it liked it Dec 01, Brandon Prince rated it it was amazing Jun 05, 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.

Andy rated it it was amazing Feb 01, No trivia or quizzes yet. Even itimacies killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the Bush administration’s war on terror enter the scene as the conversation turns to the way aggression thrills and gratifies the ego. Leo Bersani wrote the first three chapters, with Phillips reacting in the fourth, and a brief conclusion is offered by Bersani, which reacts to Phillips’ comments.

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Barbara Leung rated it it was ok Jan 11, While I enjoy the writing of both authors, the layout and flow of ideas in this book seem scattered. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most artists would deny it.