1st Edition

Elements of Self-Destruction





ISBN 9781780490595
Published January 1, 2013 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

The stated purpose of this phenomenological psychoanalytic study is to make the phenomenon of self-destruction and its vicissitudes intelligible. It presents the nature of the relationship between the essence of technology and the essence of self-destructiveness.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Abstract -- Introduction to the phenomenon of self-destructiveness -- Pursuing that which withdraws from us -- The emerging consciousness of self-destructiveness in history and psychology -- Bion: the ghosts of abandoned meaning and formless destructiveness -- Heidegger: the eclipse of the sacred and the darkening of the world -- Contemporary manifestations of self-destructiveness -- Conclusion and discussion -- Limitations and suggestions for future research

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