shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Jul 21st - Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination: A clinical model for helping children understand and manage anxiety - live webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Aug 10th - Narrative Therapy Certificate: Actively engage and leave empowered to implement change [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Aug 14th - Deep Summer Retreat [Hugh Smiley]
Sep 4th - The Deepest Kindness: ACT and the Therapeutic Relationship [Ottawa River Psychology Group]
Sep 14th - Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice: Five-Day Intensive in Toronto [Leading Edge Seminars]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Free shipping across Canada for all orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Unconscious Incarnations: Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives on the Body
Becker, Brian, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, and David M. Goodman
Routledge / Softcover / 2018-04-01 / 0815394950
Psychoanalysis and Philosophy / Philosophy
reg price: $64.95 our price: $ 58.46 (may be subject to change)
166 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

Description
Unconscious Incarnations considers the status of the body in psychoanalytic theory and practice, bringing Freud and Lacan into conversation with continental philosophy to explore the heterogeneity of embodied life. By doing so, the body is no longer merely an object of scientific inquiry but also a lived body, a source of excessive intuition and affectivity, and a raw animality distinct from mere materiality.

The contributors to this volume consist of philosophers, psychoanalytic scholars, and practitioners whose interdisciplinary explorations reformulate traditional psychoanalytic concepts such as trauma, healing, desire, subjectivity, and the unconscious. Collectively, they build toward the conclusion that phenomenologies of embodiment move psychoanalytic theory and practice away from representationalist models and toward an incarnational approach to psychic life. Under such a carnal horizon, trauma manifests as wounds and scars, therapy as touch, subjectivity as bodily boundedness, and the unconscious ‘real’ as an excessive remainder of flesh.

Unconscious incarnations signal events where the unsignifiable appears among signifiers, the invisible within the visible, and absence within presence. In sum: where the flesh becomes word and the word retains its flesh.

Unconscious Incarnations seeks to evoke this incarnational approach in order to break through tacit taboos toward the body in psychology and psychoanalysis. This interdisciplinary work will appeal greatly to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as philosophy scholars and clinical psychologists.

Reviews
"Unconscious Incarnations belongs among those books that push thought in new directions. The engagement of a series of questions and answers between phenomenology and psychoanalysis has rarely been so perfectly conducted. In this work, incorporation takes precedence over the standard phenomenological notion of incarnation. No longer content with this "flesh" as "lived body," this work addresses the "real body," or the "flesh" understood as an organic life that supports our passions and desires. Wounds and scars of the body, flesh and das Ding, body and desire, imaginary body and objectified body: In each of these themes we discover being born a new fecundity between psychoanalysis and phenomenology. This work, undoubtedly, will serve to break new ground."-Emmanuel Falque, Honorary Dean, Catholic University of Paris.

Table of Contents
Introduction: Real Flesh, Imaginary Bodies: Phenomenology and Lacan on Embodiment Brian W. Becker & John Panteleimon Manoussakis Chapter 1: A Hermeneutics of Wounds Richard Kearney Chapter 2: Encountering the Psychoanalyst’s Suffering: Discussion of Kearney’s The Hermeneutics of Wounds Elizabeth Corpt Chapter 3: The Place of das Ding: Psychoanalysis, Phenomenology, and Religion John Panteleimon Manoussakis Chapter 4: The Cost of das Ding: A Response to Manoussakis’ The Place of das Ding Brian W. Becker Chapter 5: The Real of Ethics: On a Widespread Misconception Marc De Kesel Chapter 6: The Ethics of the Real: A Response to De Kessel Mari Ruti Chapter 7: Lacan and the Psychological Derek Hook Chapter 8: (Ab)normality as Spectrum: Merleau-Ponty, Ogden, and Lacan on Autism Yue Jennifer Wang

About the Editors
Brian W. Becker is Associate Professor of Neuropsychology at Lesley University. His research focuses on the intersections of phenomenology, religion, and psychoanalysis.

John Panteleimon Manoussakis is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross, and an Honorary Fellow at the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy of the Australian Catholic University.

David M. Goodman is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Advising at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College and Associate Professor of Practice in the Philosophy department at Boston College’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Philosophy
Psychoanalysis and Philosophy
Psychology and the Other - series
Routledge
Taylor and Francis