Infant attachment[ edit ] The attachment system serves to achieve or maintain proximity to the attachment figure. In close physical proximity this system is not activated, and the infant can direct its attention to the outside world. Within attachment theory, attachment means "a biological instinct in which proximity to an attachment figure is sought when the child senses or perceives threat or discomfort. Attachment behaviour anticipates a response by the attachment figure which will remove threat or discomfort".
For the serious to be truly serious, there must be the serial, which is made up of elements, of results, of configurations, of homologies, of repetitions.
What is serious for Lacan is the logic of the signifier, that is to say the opposite of a philosophy, inasmuch as every philosophy rests on the appropriateness, transparency, agreement, harmony of thought with itself. The unconscious means that thought is caused by the non-thought that one cannot recapture in the present, except by capturing it in its consequences.
This is how Georges Dandin recaptures the consequence of stopped time when he stops to say: You wanted it, Georges Dandin. He makes time stop to recapture in the consequence what was caused by the non-thought. Fichte was the first philosopher to focus on the uncanny contingency in the very heart of subjectivity: It is important to bear in mind the two primary meanings of Anstoss in German: Anstoss is not simply the obstacle the absolute I posits to itself in order to stimulate its activity so that, by overcoming the self-posited obstacle, it asserts its creative power, like the games the proverbial perverted ascetic saint plays with himself by inventing ever new temptations and then, in successfully resisting them, confirming his strength.
Fichte himself defines Anstoss as the non-assimilable foreign body that causes the subject division into the empty absolute subject and the finite determinate subject, limited by the non-I.
Fichte would effectively be a solipsist another commonplace reproach against his philosophy. I saw myself as taking an author from behind and giving him a child that would be his own offspring, yet monstrous. It was really important for it to be his own child, because the author had to actually say all I had him saying.
But the child was bound to be monstrous too, because it resulted from all sorts of shifting, slipping, dislocations, and hidden emissions that I really enjoyed.
Jacques-Alain Miller once characterized this reading with the same words as Deleuze: This Deleuzian procedure has an unexpected theological precedent — not the Christian immaculate conception, to which he himself refers, but the Jewish legend about the birth of the Messiah, reported by Joseph in a monoscript from the 13th century.
God wants to give birth to the Messiah, but knows that all of the forces of evil are waiting in front of the vagina of Shekina to kill the Messiah the minute he is born.
So God goes at night to his mistress, Lilith, the symbol of evil, and penetrates her anally the expression used can also mean that he pees into her vagina.
The Messiah will come from Lilith after anal sex: How is its content neutralized? Giorgio Agamben tried to indicate this process with the notion of profanation: To profanate a mass is to perform a black mass, not to study the mass as object of the psychology of religion.
As such, profanation — not secularization — is the true materialist undermining of the Sacred: Protestantism realizes this split between the Sacred and the secular at its most radical: Mutatis mutandis, the same goes for the Stalinist Communism — it is secularized, not profaned religion.
Here one should perhaps supplement Agamben: Say, apropos of poetry: There is thus a zero-level at which profanation cannot be distinguished from sacralization. A thing which appears is experienced as sacred when viewed from behind, from a proper distance, is effectively a profane excess… To paraphrase Rilke, Sacred is the last veil that conceals the horror of the Profane.
So what would the profanation of Christianity be? What if Christ himself — the embodiment of God in a ridiculous mortal, the comical aspect of it — already IS the profanation of divinity? Differentiality, in order to remain pure i. This is why, as Laclau put it, external difference is always also internal difference: Its structure was deployed by Lacan apropos sexual difference which, as a difference, precedes the two terms between which it is the difference: And the same goes for the political difference class struggle: Both perceive the village as a circle; but for one sub-group, there is within this circle another circle of central houses, so that we have two concentric circles, while for the other sub-group, the circle is split into two by a clear dividing line.
The two perceptions of the ground-plan are simply two mutually exclusive endeavors to cope with this traumatic antagonism, to heal its wound via the imposition of a balanced symbolic structure. Is it necessary to add that things stand exactly the same with respect to sexual difference: They not only occupy different places within the political space; each of them perceives differently the very disposition of the political space — a Leftist as the field that is inherently split by some fundamental antagonism, a Rightist as the organic unity of a Community disturbed only by foreign intruders.
In this sense, Lacan advocates a non-relational concept of phallus: This brings us to the dimension of symbolic castration:The Hollywood Reporter is your source for breaking news about Hollywood and entertainment, including movies, TV, reviews and industry blogs.
Which of the contemporary perspectives in psychology makes the most sense to you? Discussion It is evident that psychology is being increasingly used in daily events. Employment for example, in Europe more companies are subjecting potential personnel to psychological profile checks and psychological tests during interviews.
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Psychology is the study of mental function and behavior. This is my opinion but I would say that the most effective perspective in psychology would be multi-faceted. This perspective would include neurological, historical, social and cultural data.
Such a perspective could also be augmented by studies in anthropology, physiology and the humanities. Bibliography of Translations from the Chinese Buddhist Canon into Western Languages.
Last updated: This is a working bibliography of translations of Chinese Buddhist texts mainly from the Taishō edition of the canon.