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Thought and hope: a memory of the future
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA) 
Author/s: Gian Luca Barbieri 
Year:  2012 Issue: 44 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 25-38 FullText PDF:  185 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2012-044002
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Starting from two very different texts like Petrarca’s Canzoniere and a small collection of autobiographical narrations written by some oncological patients, the auhor studies the concept of hope, especially its temporal di- mension and its link with the activation of thought. The heterogeneous theoretic references start from Bloch, Borgna, Minkowski, Marcel, Demetrio and Bénasayag and Schmit, and include the psychoanalysis (Erikson, Fromm, Winnicott, Bion, Kohut, Mitchell), the biblical theology (Léon-Dufour), and the sociology (Connerton, Giaccardi, Magatti, Augé). Thanks to these authors it is possible to analyse the regressive and evolutive aspects of hope as the projection of the future in the present that influences the idea of one’s individual past. Finally the author observes that the present-day ti- me closes the doors to hope; it survives only in some contexts like writing, creativity, slowness, silence, in which it is possible to take care of the self.

Gian Luca Barbieri, Thought and hope: a memory of the future in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 44/2012, pp. 25-38, DOI:10.3280/LAS2012-044002

   

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