The Right to Narcissism A Case for an Im-possible Self-love
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/01/2013
- Publisher: Fordham University Press
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It is true that these thinkers are known for incisively exposing a certain (traditional) narcissism that has been operative in Western thought and culture and for revealing the violence it has wrought--from the dangers of amour-propre and the pathology of a collective "one's own" to the phantasm of the sovereign One. Nonetheless, each of these thinkers denounces the naïve denunciation of "narcissism," as the dangers of a non-negotiation with narcissism are more perilous. By reconfiguring "narcissism" as a complex structure of self-relation through the other, these thinkers reveal the necessity of an im-possible self-love. Taking up themes such as pitié, transference, mourning, and imagination, this book finds new resources and figures for other narcissisms, which are no stranger to love, creativity, and sociality.