Meditations of a Freudian Philosopher

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Thoughts and ThingsThoughts and Things
by Leo Bersani
University of Chicago Press
119 pages, $30.

 

AFTER a fifty-year career of thinking, teaching, and writing, Leo Bersani, a professor emeritus at Berkeley, still sounds nothing like an old man. The six essays in this collection are suffused with an urgent sense of discovering more to say about familiar subjects: Descartes, Freud, Proust, literature, film, queer theory. At the heart of Thoughts and Things is a philosophical concern with how the thinking subject relates to the world.

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