Life Over Death

By | March 26th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #18|

In one of his last essays, Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud offered a kind of metapsychological model of what we Lacanians call the drive (poorly translated in English as instinct).  He advanced a hypothesis of a struggle between Eros, which propelled the human being to life, and Thanatos, which pushed the human being to death [...]