Techne and mysticism: courting psychosis?

Hourigan, Daniel (2010) Techne and mysticism: courting psychosis? International Journal of Zizek Studies, 4 (4). pp. 1-20.

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Abstract

The article discusses the transition of the constitution of psycho-social authority towards mysticism and psychosis, the two poles of perversion which serves as the universal form of social relation. It tackles the insights of theorist Slavoj Zizek on the Lady concept of courtly love's medieval tradition by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. It states that Zizek believes on the inhuman nature of the Lady which can be any kind of purified sprituality. It tells that the shift involves the change in the radical Otherness model in which the Lady serves as the automaton imposing demands on the subject. It says that the subjects' obedience to the drives of the jouisseur, the perverse authority, drives them closer to the obstacles resisting their demand for satisfaction.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2010 IJZS. IJZS is an open access journal. Its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 00:01
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 01:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: techne (philosophy); mysticism; psychology; psychoses; courtly love; Jacques Lacan 1901-1981; Slavoj Zizek, 1949-; social power; social influence
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220301 Aesthetics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220311 Philosophical Psychology (incl. Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25921

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