Friday, November 16, 2007

Fadi Abou-Rihan: Anti-Oedipus, Lacan, Mourning, Nietzsche

Another fine, lucid post from Fadi Abou-Rihan on The Psychoanalytic Field in his running commentary on Anti-Oedipus.

At the level of the unconscious, neither objects nor relations ever die; they only get transformed. What is experienced is hence not so much the loss of the object but the abrupt reshaping of one’s relationship to it.

Consequently, mourning and melancholia are amongst the vicissitudes of one’s relationship to other relations and not to objects.

Read the rest HERE

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