Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To contact support with questions…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can always contact us directly by sending an email to support@p-e-p.org.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Orange, D., Ph.D., Psy.D. (2019). Inversions: Simone Drichel on the Two Emmanuels. Psychoanal. Self. Cxt., 14(1):23-28.

(2019). Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context, 14(1):23-28

Discussion

Inversions: Simone Drichel on the Two Emmanuels

DONNA Orange, Ph.D., Psy.D.

In her article “Emmanuel Levinas and the ‘Specter of Masochism’: A Cross-Disciplinary Confusion of Tongues,” Levinas scholar Simone Drichel takes up the challenge to read Emmanuel Ghent’s work as an antidote to psychoanalysts’ misunderstandings of Levinasian responsibility as masochistic. In addition, she develops an elegant account based on D. W. Winnicott, citing his desire to turn us invulnerable ones into sufferers. From there her return to Emmanuel Levinas, with his challenging language, becomes actually graceful. Having already linked masochism to narcissism as means of coping with psychological trauma, she then invokes Levinas as he linked philosophical egoism with narcissism and inverted ordinary accounts of subjectivity. She makes her “cross-disciplinary” turn clear, but the connections clear as well, creating a model for those who want to contribute across disciplines and discourses.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.