Abjection and Abandonment: Melacholy in Philosophy and Art

By: Saitya Brata Das (Ed.)

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Since the inception of philosophy, the question of melancholy is intimately connected with creativity. Thus, Aristotle could say that creative people - poets and philosophers - are melancholic people. In contemporary discourses, the question of melancholy has once again acquired its decisive importance. No longer tied to the old conception of the genius, and no longer seen as reducible to a psychopathological disorder, melancholy is now seen as the fundamental attunement between us and the world. To think again of this fascinating question of melancholy in the light of contemporary thought is the task that this edited volume undertakes. The contributions are trans-disciplinary in nature, drawing on different disciplines like Psychoanalysis, Cultural Theory, Medical Studies, Sociological Studies and Aesthetic Theories. Printed Pages: 192.

Title: Abjection and Abandonment: Melacholy in Philosophy and Art

Author Name: Saitya Brata Das (Ed.)

Categories: India, Art & Culture,

Publisher: New Delhi, Aakar Books: 2018

ISBN: 9789350025383

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900369

Keywords: Abjection and Abandonment: Melacholy in Philosophy and Art Saitya Brata Das (Ed.)