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Conrad's Shadow : Catastrophe, Mimesis, Theory
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ISBN: 9781611862188 9781609175030 1609175034 1611862183 9781628952766 9781628962765 1628952768 Year: 2016 Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press,

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Lawtoo offers new readings of Joseph Conrad's novels and the postcolonial and cinematic works that respond to his oeuvre. Lawtoo argues that Conrad's fascination with doubles urges readers to reflect on the two sides of mimesis, that once joined, reveal Conrad's Janus-faced fictions as powerfully relevant to our contemporary world of global violence and environmental crisis.


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Il Fantasma dell’Io. La massa e l’inconscio mimetico: The Phantom of the Ego: Modernism and the Mimetic Unconscious
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Year: 2018 Publisher: Mimesis

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A ghost roams the modern world: "the ghost of the ego" With this sentence, Friedrich Nietzsche offers a diagnosis of the modern self that finds the royal road to the unconscious in mass imitation. In the footsteps of Nietzsche, modernist authors such as Joseph Conrad, DH Lawrence, Georges Bataille - read in dialogue with human sciences such as anthropology and psychoanalysis, research on hypnosis and mass psychology - question themselves about reflected mimetic phenomena that do not they are under the rational control of consciousness and are, in this sense, in-conscious. From identification to affective contagion, passing through sympathy and laughter, violence and magic, hypnosis and suggestion, the mimetic unconscious reveals how modernist authors make our concept of "I" new because they anticipate recent developments in neuroscience. They also offer us an out-of-date mirror to reflect critically on the becoming of our "I" as well as on the power of authoritarian leaders - past and present - to transform the mass subject into a copy or a "ghost of the ego".

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Conrad's 'Heart of darkness' and contemporary thought : revisiting the horror with Lacoue-Labarthe
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ISBN: 1472543017 1283853299 1441103767 1441123776 9781441103765 9781441123770 9781441124616 1441124616 9781441101006 1441101004 Year: 2012 Publisher: London, England : Bloomsbury,

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With its innovative narrative structure and its controversial explorations of race, gender and empire, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a landmark of 20th century literature that continues to resonate to this day. This book brings together leading scholars to explore the full range of contemporary philosophical and critical responses to the text. Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Contemporary Thought includes the first publication in English of philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's essay, 'The Horror of the West', described by J. Hillis Miller as 'a major essay on Conrad's novel, one of the


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(New) Fascism : Contagion, Community, Myth
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ISBN: 9781611863291 9781609176082 9781628953718 9781628963724 Year: 2019 Publisher: East Lansing Michigan state university press

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The Phantom of the Ego : Modernism and the Mimetic Unconscious
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ISBN: 1628950420 1609173880 9781609173883 9781628960426 1628960426 1611860962 9781611860962 Year: 2013 Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press,

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The Phantom of the Ego is the first comparative study that shows how the modernist account of the unconscious anticipates contemporary discoveries about the importance of mimesis in the formation of subjectivity. Rather than beginning with Sigmund Freud as the father of modernism, Nidesh Lawtoo starts with Friedrich Nietzsche's antimetaphysical diagnostic of the ego, his realization that mimetic reflexes-from sympathy to hypnosis, to contagion, to crowd behavior-move the soul, and his insistence that psychology informs philosophical reflection. Through a transdisciplinary, co


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Il Fantasma dell’Io. La massa e l’inconscio mimetico: The Phantom of the Ego: Modernism and the Mimetic Unconscious
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A ghost roams the modern world: "the ghost of the ego" With this sentence, Friedrich Nietzsche offers a diagnosis of the modern self that finds the royal road to the unconscious in mass imitation. In the footsteps of Nietzsche, modernist authors such as Joseph Conrad, DH Lawrence, Georges Bataille - read in dialogue with human sciences such as anthropology and psychoanalysis, research on hypnosis and mass psychology - question themselves about reflected mimetic phenomena that do not they are under the rational control of consciousness and are, in this sense, in-conscious. From identification to affective contagion, passing through sympathy and laughter, violence and magic, hypnosis and suggestion, the mimetic unconscious reveals how modernist authors make our concept of "I" new because they anticipate recent developments in neuroscience. They also offer us an out-of-date mirror to reflect critically on the becoming of our "I" as well as on the power of authoritarian leaders - past and present - to transform the mass subject into a copy or a "ghost of the ego".

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Il fantasma dell'io : la massa e l'inconscio mimetico
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ISBN: 9788857545837 Year: 2018 Publisher: Milano Mimesis

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The Role of Mimesis in Nietzsche’s Origin of Consciousness In The Gay Science
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Year: 2019 Publisher: Leuven KU Leuven. Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

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In this thesis, I will argue that mimesis, while not mentioned, is not absent from §354 of Nietzsche’s The Gay Science. It lies behind the role of origin and can be substantiated by Nietzsche’s frequent reference to mimetic phenomena throughout his middle period. Since Nietzsche claims that consciousness belongs to a social or herd nature then mimesis, as an instinctive acquisitive drive, is necessary before the origin of consciousness. Before there is an origin of consciousness, there is the human species as a mimetic animal and without consciousness. Without consciousness they are not unconscious but simply present, animals that exist according to the truth of their state, driven by the acquisitive function of mimesis and their instinct. It is out of this original mimetic function, the driving force of the species instinct, that allows for an origin of any kind, and in this case an origin of consciousness. Endangerment alone is not sufficient as a catalyst for the need for communication and the rise of consciousness. Rather, mimesis is the coordinating factor that allows for the rise of consciousness through the individual’s acquisition of its species state of endangerment, which results in a conceptualization of a need for communication between individuals onto the species. A faculty for mimesis allows the species to recognize its state of endangerment and respond as such. It must then precede the origin of consciousness if consciousness is a developmental response to the pressure of endangerment.

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