On the Roots of Absolutism

Karl Figlio

Abstract


I want to characterize a particular feature of – typically violent – extremism. I call it absolutism: not as a manner of speaking, but as a strictly absolute state of mind from which absolute violence – violence to eliminate an other – follows.

Keywords


psychoanalysis, violence, Freud, Klein, antisemitism, absolutism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1234/fa.v0i74.232



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