The New Wounded. From Neurosis to Brain Damage. Catherine Malabou. Translated by Steven Miller. FORD HAM UNIVERSITY PRESS. NEW YORK 20 1 2. Catherine Malabou’s star has been steadily rising in the Anglophone world over the last several years. Numerous books have appeared in. This book employs a philosophical approach to the “new wounded” (brain lesion The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage. Catherine Malabou.

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This radicalized thw of plasticity is the conceptual leitmotiv of Malabou’s recent work, and it enables her to propose a staunchly materialist ontology without any deterministic implications. The idea of explosive plasticity blurs the line between the natural and the social, or between biology and history — or more specifically, between neurology and psychology, between the brain and the psyche and their respective scientific discourses.

The old onion of the psyche, with its layers upon layers of meaning, is simply not there to peel apart in analysis; rather, it has been replaced by a new self, which requires a different clinical approach. Brennan Utley rated it really liked it Feb 13, It thereby reevaluates the brain as an organ that is not separated from psychic life but rather at its center. It may seem gloomy to admit that we are all vulnerable to becoming ‘new wounded’ If we ask patients about their experiences of these changes of personality, we observe that this is no metaphor.

Adler essentially based his conclusions on the premise that in nature things do not produce effects that are radically nww in kind. Clinical Neurophysiology 1: Michael rated it really liked it Jan 21, If the two words—”mind” and “brain”—are strict synonyms, we cannot meaningfully ask about the relation of psychology to neurology because psychology is identical with neurology.


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The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage by Catherine Malabou

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In order to move forward, Malabou argues, we need to reconcile these two disciplines: Numerous books have appeared in translation, including the re-readings of Hegel and Heidegger, and the materialist reorientation of Derridean deconstruction, that form the philosophical grounds of her subsequent research. Want to Read saving…. Changes caused by cerebral lesions frequently manifest themselves as an unprecedented metamorphosis in the patient’s identity.

But, not quite there Cavarero, Adriana Relating Narratives: Amanda J rated woundrd really liked it Jun 18, Please click here to register for a catheribe account. One example, the brain perceives individual material triangles and the mind conceives triangularity. Malabou points out that all trauma—whether it malaboh a direct injury to these brain areas or not—results in dysfunction of the limbic system. This concept, which is Malabou’s own, forms the real ground of the synthesis she proposes.

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In causal terms, psychoanalysis can only regard exogenous events as triggering preexisting internal conflicts, which are the real determinants of pathology.

The simple word ‘and’ does all the necessary work. We are thus dealing with a strange mixture of nature and politics, in which politics takes on the appearance of nature, and nature disappears in order to assume the mask of politics.

The patients find themselves equally changed; they no longer recognize themselves as they were before. Cohen, Lawrence Politics of Care: But how this happens remains a mystery. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 21 4: Another consideration is the question: If the drug is withdrawn they return to their previous personality.

Tomas Boudreau rated it liked it Feb 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Straddling the line malqbou brain and psyche, these cases can no longer be understood in either neurological or psychiatric terms alone. Here, she quotes Crocq:.


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In the first place, they are those who have suffered psychic injury as a result of cerebral lesions, i. That the latter occurs is entirely possible, of course, but no empirical evidence can be drawn from neuroscience, since this does not recognize the category of explosive plasticity.

Potentially more persuasive, then, would be to adopt a more subdued approach to explosive plasticity by focusing, not on its creative potential, but rather on its possible harmful consequences. To ask other readers questions about The New Woundedplease sign up. Ger rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Malabou first develops a harsh critique of psychoanalysis from a neuroscientific perspective that mainly targets the claim of the indestructibility of the psyche and ‘the persistence of the primitive’.

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 12 4: And the ‘new’ person will swear blind that that is their real personality. At the same time, it reveals that political oppression today assumes the guise of a traumatic blow stripped of all justification. I was surprised not to see Mortimer Adler’s name mentioned in connection to the mind-brain problem.

The New Wounded

There is no such thing as a ‘mind’, there is just a working brain. Stockfish rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Trivia About The New Wounded: Taylor ; Cohen ?


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