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Death and MasteryPsychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism$
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Benjamin Y. Fong

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231176682

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.001.0001

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Death, Mastery, and the Origins of Life

Death, Mastery, and the Origins of Life

Sigmund Freud’s Strange Proposal

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(p.23) 1 Death, Mastery, and the Origins of Life
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Death and Mastery
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Benjamin Y. Fong

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0002

A close reading of Sections IV and V of Beyond the Pleasure Principle, a reading that produces initial articulations of the death drive and the drive to mastery.

Keywords:   Freud, death drive, drive to mastery, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Metapsychology, life

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