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Author Ghisalberti, Giosuè

Title Freud, the Contemporary Super-Ego, and Western Morality An Essay on Psychopolitics
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2023


Description 1 online resource (263 p.)
Contents Intro -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Works Cited -- Introduction: The Illusion of Secularism and the Theological-Political Unconscious of Liberalism -- Notes -- 1. The Regressive Psychology of Groups -- (a) Love-Hate, Diminished Intelligence, Loss of Freedom -- (b) The 21st-Century Transformation of an Ego-Ideal -- (c) Hysterical Identification and Its Aftermath -- (d) The Primal Horde and the Individual Now -- Notes -- 2. The Powers of the Super-ego and the Death Drive -- (e) From the Psychology of Groups to Their Super-ego Pathologies
(F) The Double Death-Drive of Morality -- (g) The Masochistic-Sadistic Bind -- (h) The Social and Political Gain from Neurotic Illness -- Notes -- 3. The Present of Our Illusions -- (i) The Extra-Religious Dimension of Freud's Analysis -- (j) Transferential Free-Association -- (k) The Revival of Infantile Defenses -- (l) The Disavowal of Reality and Splitting -- Notes -- 4. The Moral Coercions of Liberalism -- (m) ""The Sorest Spot in Civilization -- (n) The Inadequacy of Our Social Regulations -- (o) Love, Aggression, and the Neighbour as Our Enemy -- (p) Elusive but Not Impossible Happiness
Notes -- Afterword -- Note -- Bibliography -- Index
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
SUBJECT Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 fast
Subject Political psychology -- Western countries
Liberalism -- Psychological aspects
Social ethics -- Western countries
Psychoanalysis -- Political aspects
Liberalism -- Psychological aspects
Political psychology
Psychoanalysis -- Political aspects
Social ethics
Western countries
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1000967492