Abitare la soglia. Il piacere della guerra e la ricerca della non distruttività

Author/s Ugo Morelli
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/38 Language Italian
Pages 10 P. 91-100 File size 177 KB
DOI 10.3280/EDS2022-038010
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The comparison to which this contribution calls is a hypothesis on destructive-ness and war that considers them as a human possibility, a threshold possibility, from which one of the directions that can arise is the desiring and playful attrac-tion of the pleasure that derives from suffering and from the annihilation of the other. If we pass from the level of the couple to that of a group or collective, the reinforcements deriving from the shared multiplicity can produce, and do pro-duce, machines of destruction based on the principle of pleasure, up to the satis-faction and long elaboration of guilt. Such a hypothesis implies the need to wel-come the unconscious as a generative force rather than a defense. It seems im-portant to favor a psychoanalytic reading of phenomena understood as a radical experience of openness, aimed at understanding one of the most disturbing phe-nomena of our collective life, such as war. Even before a therapeutic, only an un-derstanding deriving from an adequate examination of reality will open to some possibility of intervention to prevent human destructiveness. For now, we are far from a reliable understanding, and moralizing doesn’t help.

Keywords: threshold, destructiveness, pleasure, power, conflict, war.

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Ugo Morelli, Abitare la soglia. Il piacere della guerra e la ricerca della non distruttività in "EDUCAZIONE SENTIMENTALE" 38/2022, pp 91-100, DOI: 10.3280/EDS2022-038010