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On Flirtation
Phillips, Adam
Harvard University Press / Softcover / 1996-03-01 / 0674634403
Psychoanalysis
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256 pages
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Is flirtation dangerous, exploiting the ambiguity of promises to sabotage our cherished notions of commitment? Or is it, as Adam Phillips suggests, a productive pleasure, keeping things in play, letting us get to know them in different ways, allowing us the fascination of what is unconvincing? This is a book about the possibilities of flirtation, its risks and instructive amusements--about the spaces flirtation opens in the stories we tell ourselves, particularly within the framework of psychoanalysis.

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also by the same author Beast in the Nursery , Darwin's Worms , Equals , Promises Promises ,
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