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By Catherine Malabou

Within the ordinary order of items, lives run their path and finally one turns into who one is. physically and psychic ameliorations do not anything yet toughen the permanence of id. yet due to critical trauma, or occasionally for no cause in any respect, a subject’s background splits and a brand new, extraordinary character involves reside with the previous individual - an unrecognizable personality whose current comes from no prior and whose destiny harbors not anything to come back; an existential improvisation, a kind born of the coincidence and unintentionally. Out of a deep lower opened in a biography, a brand new being comes into the realm for a moment time.

what's this way? A face? A mental profile? What ontology can it account for, if ontology has constantly been connected to the fundamental, endlessly unaware of the aléa of changes? What background of being can the plastic energy of destruction clarify? What can it let us know concerning the explosive tendency of life that secretly threatens each of us?

carrying on with her reflections on harmful plasticity, cut up identities and the psychic effects skilled through those that have suffered mind damage or were traumatized by means of battle and different catastrophes, Catherine Malabou invitations us to hitch her in a philosophic and literary event during which Spinoza, Deleuze and Freud pass paths with Proust and Duras.

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119. 6 Sigmund Freud, “Repression,” in ibid, pp. 141-58, p. one hundred fifty five. 7 Ovid, M etam orphoses I—IV, booklet 1, traces 549-52, trans. D. E. Hill, Illinois: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. , 1985. eight Antoni Casas Ros, Le T héorèm e d ’A lm odovar, Paris: Gallimard, 2008, p. thirteen (my translation). nine Ibid. 10 Catherine Malabou, Les N ouveaux Blessés, d e F reud à l. a. neurolo­ g ie: P enser les traum atism es contem porains, Paris: Bayard, 2007; The N ew W ounded: From Neurosis to mind D am age, trans. Steven Miller, ny: Fordham, 2012. eleven Maurice Blanchot, De Kafka à Kafka, Paris: Gallimard, 1981, p. seventy three (my translation). 12 Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Kafka: towards a M inor Lit­ erature, trans. Dana Polan, Minneapolis: collage of Minne­ sota Press, 1986, p. 14. thirteen Ibid. , p. 36. 14 Ibid. , p. 14. 15 Ibid. , p. 39. sixteen Ibid. , p. 6. 17 Cf. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, one thousand Plateaus: Capitalism an d Schizophrenia, trans. Brian Massumi, London: Continuum, 1987, pp. 291-310. 18 For extra on Freudian “examples” of the demise force, see The N ew W ounded, bankruptcy 10. 19 Spinoza, Ethics, trans. G. H. R. Parkinson, Oxford: Oxford college Press, 2000, p. 169. 20 Antonio Damasio, having a look f o r Spinoza: pleasure, Sorrow, a n d the F eeling mind, Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2003, p. 174. 21 Spinoza, Ethics, p. one hundred sixty five. 22 Ibid. , p. 171. 23 Ibid. , p. 209 (translation modified). 24 Antonio Damasio, T he F eeling o f What H appens: B ody an d Emotion within the M aking o f cognizance, manhattan: Harcourt Brace, 1999, p. forty-one. 25 Ibid. , pp. 41-2. 26 Ibid. , p. forty-one. health care professional Xavier Emmanuelli, who based the SAMU social (the French municipal emergency clinical assis­ tance service), additionally describes the features universal to all trauma sufferers, whether their difficulties derive from diversified resources. See particularly Out. Lexclusion p european t-elle être va in cu e? Paris: Robert Laffont, 2003. 27 Damasio, having a look f o r Spinoza, p. 12. 28 Ibid. , p. 36. 29 Ibid. , pp. 36-7. 30 “Dupuy, le terrifiant récit,” los angeles R épublique des P yrénées, Novem­ ber eight, 2005 (my translation). 31 Damasio, having a look f o r Spinoza, pp. 140-1. 32 Spinoza, Ethics, pp. 255-6. 33 Ibid. , pp. 256-7. 34 Ibid. , p. 256. 35 Gilles Deleuze, Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza, trans. Martin Joughin, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990, p. 221. 36 Ibid. , p. 222. 37 Ibid. 38 Ibid. 39 Ibid. forty Cf. Joseph LeDoux, Synaptic Self: H ow O ur Brains B ecom e Who we're, London: Penguin, 2002. forty-one Spinoza, Ethics, p. 167. forty two Gérard Le Gouès, L’A ge e t le p rin cip e d e p l. a. isir creation à los angeles clin iqu e tardive, Paris: Dunod, 2000, p. 14 (my translation). forty three Ibid. , p. 23 (my translation). forty four Sigmund Freud, “Thoughts for the days on warfare and demise” (1915), in common E dition o f th e C om plete P sychological Works o f S igm u nd Freud, Vol. 14, pp. 273-2, pp. 285-6. forty five Sigmund Freud, 3 Case Histories, long island: Macmillan, 1963, p. 275. forty six pointed out by means of Le Gouès, L’Â ge et le p rin cip e d e pla isir, p. 2 (my translation). forty seven Ibid. , p. eight (my translation). forty eight Freud, “Thoughts for the days on warfare and Death,” p. 286. forty nine LeDoux, Synaptic Self, p.

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