Method in the Madness: Hysteria and the Will to Power

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Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "Method in the Madness: Hysteria and the Will to Power." Social Sciences. 5 (3), pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5030029
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Method in the Madness: Hysteria and the Will to Power

ERA Journal ID211362
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AuthorGildersleeve, Matthew
Journal TitleSocial Sciences
Journal Citation5 (3), pp. 1-25
Article Number29
Number of Pages25
Year2016
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISSN2076-0760
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5030029
Web Address (URL)https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/5/3/29
Abstract

At the very start of a chapter on hysteria in her book From Mastery to Analysis: Theories of Gender in Psychoanalytic Feminism, Patricia Elliot cites Nietzsche’s 'truths are illusions of which one has forgotten that they are illusions'. This paper follows this connection between hysteria and the work of Nietzsche. This paper will highlight how a Lacanian interpretation of hysteria can elucidate Heidegger’s reading of Nietzsche’s Will to Power and how this interpretation of the Will to Power can better explain the value and importance of hysteria for psychoanalysis and philosophy. I will show that the hysteric’s discourse has a 'higher value' than the master’s discourse because it meets Nietzsche’s definition of art, which aims at life’s enhancement rather than the master’s knowledge or truth which aims at the preservation of life. My work will explain how the hysteric’s discourse can transform the master’s discourse into the analyst’s discourse through the Will to Power. This is important, as this is the ultimate aim of psychoanalysis where 'At the end of analysis the subject passes to the position of analyst'. This is the ultimate aim of psychoanalysis because 'For Lacan, the Discourse of the Analyst is revolutionary because it articulates the truth of the (unconscious) subject'. Fundamentally, the objective of this article is to demonstrate that 'hysteria is to be understood not as an ‘abnormal’ condition but as one possible manifestation of the subject’s uncanny relationship to itself'.

KeywordsNietzsche; Lacan; Heidegger; hysteria
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020500319. Poststructuralism
500320. Psychoanalytic philosophy
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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