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.) on “partialization” as both fetishism and a creativity. Durkheim and Menninger demonstrate that the concepts of life and death are polar oppositions and that the Hegelian and Marxist concerns for the “living dead” or the “undead” (Žižek) are highly relevant for contemporary society. Are we fully

In: Disintegration: Bad Love, Collective Suicide, and the Idols of Imperial Twilight

1967 : 145). The romantic, then, in their longing for the sublime is engaged in a suicidal calling; the disenchanted life is not worth living ( Binion 2005 : 67). Pushed to the extreme, the altruistic fanatic reveals their narcissism, an extreme form of egoism; the two moments form a speculative

In: Disintegration: Bad Love, Collective Suicide, and the Idols of Imperial Twilight