Coverart for item
The Resource Intimacy : a dialectical study, Christopher Lauer

Intimacy : a dialectical study, Christopher Lauer

Label
Intimacy : a dialectical study
Title
Intimacy
Title remainder
a dialectical study
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Lauer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An important contribution to the burgeoning field of the ethics of recognition, this book examines the contradictions inherent in the very concept of intimacy. Working with a wide variety of philosophical and literary sources, it warns against measuring our relationships against ideal standards, since there is no consummate form of intimacy. After analyzing ten major ways that we aim to establish intimacy with one another, including gift-giving, touching, and fetishes, the book concludes that each fails on its own terms, since intimacy wants something that is impossible. The very concept of intimacy is a superlative one; it aims not just for closeness, but for a closeness beyond closeness. Nevertheless, far from a pessimistic diagnosis of the human condition, this is a meditation on how to live intimately in a world in which intimacy is impossible. Rather than contenting itself with a deconstructive approach, it proposes to treat intimacy dialectically. For all its contradictions, it shows intimacy is central to how we understand ourselves and our relations to others"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lauer, Christopher
Dewey number
128/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.I5
LC item number
L38 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • PHILOSOPHY / General
  • PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
  • PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Humanism
  • Intimität
  • Psychologie
  • Philosophie
Label
Intimacy : a dialectical study, Christopher Lauer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Intimacy and feeling -- Dialectics -- Limitations of dialectics -- Note on terminology -- 1 The Gift -- Initiation -- Appeal and delay -- Absenting -- A measured gift: Lysias's speech -- 2 Touching -- Touching as shared experience -- Proportion -- The myth of the inmost touch -- The wound -- 3 The Heartbeat -- Systole and diastole -- Indifference and longing -- 4 The Between -- God and the space between -- The rupture -- Accessibility -- 5 The Fetish -- The interest -- The fetishized body -- The promise -- 6 Embedding -- The secret -- The third -- The neutralized third: Gossip -- The generalized third: Irony -- Fraudulence -- 7 Conflict -- The dismissal -- The dispute -- Violence -- Withdrawal -- Debate -- 8 The Mêlée -- Consumption, destruction and waste -- Laughter -- Frenzy -- Millenarianism -- 9 The Future -- The test -- The commitment -- Planning -- Identification -- Anticipatory mourning -- 10 Mourning -- Gathering and retraction -- Haunting -- Singularity
Control code
ebr11128332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474226271
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931878752
Label
Intimacy : a dialectical study, Christopher Lauer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Intimacy and feeling -- Dialectics -- Limitations of dialectics -- Note on terminology -- 1 The Gift -- Initiation -- Appeal and delay -- Absenting -- A measured gift: Lysias's speech -- 2 Touching -- Touching as shared experience -- Proportion -- The myth of the inmost touch -- The wound -- 3 The Heartbeat -- Systole and diastole -- Indifference and longing -- 4 The Between -- God and the space between -- The rupture -- Accessibility -- 5 The Fetish -- The interest -- The fetishized body -- The promise -- 6 Embedding -- The secret -- The third -- The neutralized third: Gossip -- The generalized third: Irony -- Fraudulence -- 7 Conflict -- The dismissal -- The dispute -- Violence -- Withdrawal -- Debate -- 8 The Mêlée -- Consumption, destruction and waste -- Laughter -- Frenzy -- Millenarianism -- 9 The Future -- The test -- The commitment -- Planning -- Identification -- Anticipatory mourning -- 10 Mourning -- Gathering and retraction -- Haunting -- Singularity
Control code
ebr11128332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474226271
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931878752

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...