Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Money Wisdom #198

"The basic mechanism for producing this desexualization of life, this holding of life at a distance, is, as we have seen, negation; sublimation is life entering consciousness on condition that it is denied. The negative moment in sublimation is plain in the inseparable connection between symbolism (in language, science, religion, and art) and abstraction. Abstraction, as Whitehead has taught us, is in denial of the living organ of experience, the living body as a whole."

Norman O Brown Life against Death - The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History (1959) p.172

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