Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in by Elaine P. Miller PDF

By Elaine P. Miller

ISBN-10: 0231166826

ISBN-13: 9780231166829

While philosophy and psychoanalysis privilege language and conceptual differences and distrust the picture, the thinker and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva acknowledges the facility of artwork and the mind's eye to unblock very important resources of which means. She additionally appreciates the method by which artistic acts counteract and remodel emotions of violence and melancholy. Reviewing Kristeva’s corpus, Elaine P. Miller considers the intellectual’s “aesthetic inspiration” and “thought specular” of their means to reshape depressive notion on either the person and cultural point. She revisits Kristeva’s analyzing of Walter Benjamin as regards to melancholic paintings and the imagination’s allegorical constitution; her research of Byzantine iconoclasm when it comes to Freud’s psychoanalytic concept of negation and Hegel’s dialectical negativity; her figuring out of Proust as an exemplary practitioner of sublimation; her rereading of Kant and Arendt when it comes to paintings as an intentional lingering with foreignness; and her argument that forgiveness is either a philosophical and psychoanalytic approach to transcending a “stuck” lifestyles. targeting particular works of art that illustrate Kristeva’s principles, from historic Greek tragedy to early images, modern install artwork, and picture, Miller positions artistic acts as a kind of “spiritual inoculation” opposed to the violence of our society and its discouragement of inspiration and reflection.

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