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The phantom of the ego : modernism and the mimetic unconscious, Nidesh Lawtoo

Label
The phantom of the ego : modernism and the mimetic unconscious
Title
The phantom of the ego
Title remainder
modernism and the mimetic unconscious
Statement of responsibility
Nidesh Lawtoo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Phantom of the Ego is the first comparative study that shows how the modernist account of the unconscious anticipates contemporary discoveries about the importance of mimesis in the formation of subjectivity. Rather than beginning with Sigmund Freud as the father of modernism, Nidesh Lawtoo starts with Friedrich Nietzsche's antimetaphysical diagnostic of the ego, his realization that mimetic reflexes-from sympathy to hypnosis, to contagion, to crowd behavior-move the soul, and his insistence that psychology informs philosophical reflection. Through a transdisciplinary, comparative reading of landmark modernist authors like Nietzsche, Joseph Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, and Georges Bataille, Lawtoo shows that, before being a timely empirical discovery, the "mimetic unconscious" emerged from an untimely current in literary and philosophical modernism. This book traces the psychological, ethical, political, and cultural implications of the realization that the modern ego is born out of the spirit of imitation; it is thus, strictly speaking, not an ego, but what Nietzsche calls, "a phantom of the ego." The Phantom of the Ego opens up a Nietzschean back door to the unconscious that has mimesis rather than dreams as its via regia, and argues that the modernist account of the "mimetic unconscious" makes our understanding of the psyche new
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Lawtoo, Nidesh
Dewey number
809/.9112
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
L38 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Ego (Psychology) in literature
  • Literature
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Ego (Psychology) in literature
  • Literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
The phantom of the ego : modernism and the mimetic unconscious, Nidesh Lawtoo
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Pathos of Distance""; ""Mimetic Patho( -- )logies""; ""Ancient Quarrels, Modern Reconciliations""; ""The Mimetic Unconscious""; ""Diagnostic Program""; ""Chapter 1. Nietzscheâ€?s Mimetic Patho( -- )logy: From Antiquity to Modernity""; ""The Phantom""; ""The Logos of Sympathy""; ""Beyond the Rivalry Principle""; ""Nietzscheâ€?s Platonism""; ""Psycho-Physiology of the Modern Soul""; ""Prophet of Nazism?""; ""Chapter 2. Conrad and the Horror of Modernity""; ""Apocalypse Now in the Classroom""; ""An Outpost of Regress""
  • ""Heart of Darkness and the Horror of Mimesis""""Chapter 3. D.H. Lawrence and the Dissolution of the Ego""; ""Ghostly Reappearances""; ""Primitivist Participation""; ""The Birth of the Ideal Ego""; ""Mass Patho( -- )logy Reloaded""; ""Lawrence contra Freud""; ""Chapter 4. Batailleâ€?s Mimetic Communication""; ""Phantom Matador""; ""Enlightening Fascist Psychology""; ""Anthropological Effervescence""; ""The Freudian Triangle""; ""Sovereign Communication, Unconscious Imitation""; ""The Psychology of the Future""; ""Coda. Mimetic Theory Revisited""; ""Modernism and Mimetic Theory""
  • ""The Laughter of Community""""The Center Does Not Hold""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
861532610
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (377 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609173883
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3338330
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6z1vjz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861532610
Label
The phantom of the ego : modernism and the mimetic unconscious, Nidesh Lawtoo
Publication
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
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Pathos of Distance""; ""Mimetic Patho( -- )logies""; ""Ancient Quarrels, Modern Reconciliations""; ""The Mimetic Unconscious""; ""Diagnostic Program""; ""Chapter 1. Nietzscheâ€?s Mimetic Patho( -- )logy: From Antiquity to Modernity""; ""The Phantom""; ""The Logos of Sympathy""; ""Beyond the Rivalry Principle""; ""Nietzscheâ€?s Platonism""; ""Psycho-Physiology of the Modern Soul""; ""Prophet of Nazism?""; ""Chapter 2. Conrad and the Horror of Modernity""; ""Apocalypse Now in the Classroom""; ""An Outpost of Regress""
  • ""Heart of Darkness and the Horror of Mimesis""""Chapter 3. D.H. Lawrence and the Dissolution of the Ego""; ""Ghostly Reappearances""; ""Primitivist Participation""; ""The Birth of the Ideal Ego""; ""Mass Patho( -- )logy Reloaded""; ""Lawrence contra Freud""; ""Chapter 4. Batailleâ€?s Mimetic Communication""; ""Phantom Matador""; ""Enlightening Fascist Psychology""; ""Anthropological Effervescence""; ""The Freudian Triangle""; ""Sovereign Communication, Unconscious Imitation""; ""The Psychology of the Future""; ""Coda. Mimetic Theory Revisited""; ""Modernism and Mimetic Theory""
  • ""The Laughter of Community""""The Center Does Not Hold""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
861532610
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (377 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609173883
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3338330
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6z1vjz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861532610

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