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Joan Scott

The Low Voice: Psychoanalysis and Usable Pasts

The following guest post is by Brad Baranowski, PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Never mind how often we repeat (and rightly so) that the human intellect is powerless in comparison with human drives, there remains something special about that weakness; the voice of the intellect is a low one, yet it does not cease until it has gained a hearing. In the end, after countless rejections, it does so. This is one of the few respects in which one may be optimistic for the human race, but as such it is not without importance. Other hopes can be hitched to Read more