Hate: five speculations and one provocation

Author/s Pietro Barbetta
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/1
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 47-58 File size 138 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2021-001005
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In this essay I propose 5 variations of the theme "hate". In all its variations the common theme is that hate - as opposed to feelings like resentment, anger, envy, jealousy, rivalry - is not a feeling. Hate is rather a gesture, an action perpetrated in full awareness in response to the feelings mentioned above or other emotions. However, emotions are provisions to action that don’t determine the decision or resolution. Hate instead is a resolution. This distinction is getting blurred in psychology as the concept of well-being, whatever it means, is confused with awareness reducing the possibility of "healing" the psyche. The Holocaust, the Stalinist trials, and every type of totalitarianism, are, first of all, material projects of conscious purpose. Freud claimed: «awareness is not enough», and Gregory Bateson added: «awareness is harmful».

Keywords: Hate; feelings; deliberation.

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Pietro Barbetta, Odio: cinque speculazioni e una provocazione in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 1/2021, pp 47-58, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2021-001005