Creative failure: Stiegler, psychoanalysis and the promise of a life worth living

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Voela, A. and Rothschild, Louis 2019. Creative failure: Stiegler, psychoanalysis and the promise of a life worth living. New Formations. 95, pp. 54-69.
AuthorsVoela, A. and Rothschild, Louis
Abstract

This paper examines Stiegler' use of psychoanalytic concepts, focusing on how the proletarianised or blissfully numb mind may begin to work its way towards 'a life worth living'. The emphasis is on the process rather than the final outcome. Winnicott's concept of relationality and Lacan's concept of time in analysis can be aligned to the concept of pharmakon. Stiegler's autobiographical account How I Became a Philosopher (2009) and the initially 'stupid' hero of the Lego Movie (2014) are used as examples.

JournalNew Formations
Journal citation95, pp. 54-69
ISSN0950-2378
Year2019
PublisherLawrence and Wishart
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.3898/NewF:95.04.2018
Web address (URL)https://www.lwbooks.co.uk/new-formations/95/creative-failure-stiegler-psychoanalysis-and-the-promise-of-a-life-worth-living
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Print01 Jan 2019
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Deposited11 Feb 2019
Accepted27 Nov 2018
Accepted27 Nov 2018
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