Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see translations of Freud SE or GW…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

When you hover your mouse over a paragraph of the Standard Edition (SE) long enough, the corresponding text from Gesammelte Werke slides from the bottom of the PEP-Web window, and vice versa.

If the slide up window bothers you, you can turn it off by checking the box “Turn off Translations” in the slide-up. But if you’ve turned it off, how do you turn it back on? The option to turn off the translations only is effective for the current session (it uses a stored cookie in your browser). So the easiest way to turn it back on again is to close your browser (all open windows), and reopen it.

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

Crastnopol, M. (2011). The Organismic Otherness of Being. Psychoanal. Perspect., 8(2):133-152.

(2011). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 8(2):133-152

Papers

The Organismic Otherness of Being

Margaret Crastnopol, Ph.D.

In this paper i explore the proposition that much of our functioning as a “self” occurs enigmatically in a way that cannot be seen or known directly, at the biophysiologic, organismic level of our existence. As a consequence, uncrystallized aspects of our being, evoked “seductively” (as Jean Laplanche might put it) by circumstance, can well up and carry us away from our customary sense of self. We may then be both overtaken and taken aback by this black box of self-experience. The effect is sometimes constructive and at other times what I call “microtraumatic.” I offer the following instance as a starting point for discussing our organismic “otherness.”

Case Vignette

It began as a low rumble, disrupting the flow of words from Peter's mouth. Listeners in the audience couldn't be quite sure they'd heard it. Soon it happened again—sounding this time like a cough, then an abrupt deepening of voice, and finally an evident moan. Those present wondered what in the world was happening. But no one was more surprised than the man himself.

Peter was addressing an assemblage of high school math and science students and their families, who had gathered to witness the awarding of a first-class prize to his son for a physics project.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, 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.