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Eros: Beyond the Death Drive

Rosaura Martinez Ruiz


This book considers a promise left unfulfilled in Sigmund Freud’s Beyond the Principle of Pleasure. There Freud suggests that he will investigate a psychic tendency that is not subject to the pleasure principle, but in fact for Freud the latter remains sovereign. Following Jacques Derrida, Martínez argues that when the pleasure principle comes into contact with the death drive (a tendency toward aggression or cruelty), the psyche can take detours that, without exceeding the limit of the pleasure principle, can nevertheless defer it. Eros: Beyond the Death Drive reflects on these deviations of ... More

Keywords: death drive, deconstruction, Sigmund Freud, mourning, psychoanalysis, sociality, sublimation

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823298273
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823298273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosaura Martinez Ruiz, author
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

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