Anonymous 2022-12-26 (Mon) 19:49:52 No. 12141
>At others, phonemes from a repressed signifier may recombine to produce a new signifier, as in the following dream, recounted by a Jewish woman living in London. <There was this really annoying spider – I am afraid of spiders, but this one was more annoying than scary. It just kept bothering me, and somehow, I had to be nice to it. I couldn’t just squash it, I had to talk to it. But it kept getting in my face and annoying me. It looked, well, not much like a spider – more a little ball of fluff with a dark centre and sort of light woolly hair coming off it. >In talking about it, she realises that the feelings she has articulated towards this spider are the same feelings she has been experiencing towards a neighbour, whom she suspects of having an affair with her husband. She has described this neighbour as ‘lightweight’, ‘an airhead’, and racist – in a previous session, she said that this woman would have, during World War II, been a Nazi sympathiser. Her description of the spider describes her annoyance with the woman, ‘a bit of fluff’ to whom she is obliged to be ‘nice’, even though she hates her and fears her. One can imagine that the signifier Nazi ‘sympathiser’ – how she thinks of the neighbour – could be reduced to the phonic elements ‘s’ – ‘p’ – ‘i’ – ‘er’ and recombined into ‘spider’ – and the fact that this dream is not about a spider is confirmed in the un-spider-likeness of the description of a lightweight ball of blond-ish fluff. Lmaoo pseudo shit.
Anonymous 2023-01-01 (Sun) 06:32:26 No. 12164
Yea, though at it's heart psychoanalysis still was a revolution in science. Like all who take up the task of creating something really new, Freud was unable to fully move beyond the past. The novel aspect is fully accepting the mind as something that can be analyzed externally, as scientists analyze other objects. The brain is incredibly complex, but we have many obvious inputs, and our verbal output. Relying on analysis of people's testimony (and analysis rather than taking it as 1:1 truth of the inner workings - similar to the difference between presentation and logic talked about by Marxists). Obviously yea it's a ridiculous patriarchal assumption to think that an analyst has privileged insight into the real meaning of people's statements. But in historical context, it laid the groundwork for a materialist science of the mind.
Anonymous 2023-01-01 (Sun) 08:50:17 No. 12166
>>12164 >Yea, though at it's heart psychoanalysis still was a revolution in science (…) The novel aspect is fully accepting the mind as something that can be analyzed externally
Some people who got sentenced to death were killed by damaging the brain more and more and checking how the damage affected them. In Greece two thousand years ago.