Techne and mysticism: courting psychosis?

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Hourigan, Daniel. 2010. "Techne and mysticism: courting psychosis?" International Journal of Zizek Studies. 4 (4), pp. 1-20.
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Techne and mysticism: courting psychosis?

ERA Journal ID34656
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AuthorHourigan, Daniel
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Zizek Studies
Journal Citation4 (4), pp. 1-20
Number of Pages20
Year2010
Place of PublicationLeeds, United Kingdom
ISSN1751-8229
Abstract

The article discusses the transition of the constitution of psycho-social authority towards mysticism and psychosis, the two poles of perversion which serves as the universal form of social relation. It tackles the insights of theorist Slavoj Zizek on the Lady concept of courtly love's medieval tradition by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. It states that Zizek believes on the inhuman nature of the Lady which can be any kind of purified sprituality. It tells that the shift involves the change in the radical Otherness model in which the Lady serves as the automaton imposing demands on the subject. It says that the subjects' obedience to the drives of the jouisseur, the perverse authority, drives them closer to the obstacles resisting their demand for satisfaction.

Keywordstechne (philosophy); mysticism; psychology; psychoses; courtly love; Jacques Lacan 1901-1981; Slavoj Zizek, 1949-; social power; social influence
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020500301. Aesthetics
441005. Social theory
500311. Philosophical psychology (incl. moral psychology and philosophy of action)
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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