Mari Ruti

in The Singularity of Being

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780823243143
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823243181 | DOI:

Series: Psychoanalytic Interventions


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The introduction outlines the distinctions between subjectivity, personality, and character, tentatively aligning the character (singularity) with the Lacanian real. It offers an initial look at what it might mean to be called to one's character in Lacanian terms. And it draws a distinction between the ethics of subjective destitution and the ethics of sublimation, specifying that while the book will discuss both, its emphasis will be on the latter.

Keywords: subjectivity; personality; character; the real; ethics; subjective destitution; sublimation

Chapter.  3552 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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