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How To Use cathect In A Sentence

  • Perhaps, dislocated as they are now from their original telos, the cycle could continue to release cathectic energies and be transformed into a nonspecific work of mourning.
  • Peck uses the word cathect divisively, claiming that people can only BellaOnline - The Voice of Women
  • But such readings, while persuasive in different ways, posit a theory of history at the cost of not seeing history itself as also something cathected onto being, nature or self. 'The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)
  • Tylim, citing Jacobson (1964) and Eisnitz (1969, 1974), noted that because of the danger of the immediacy of forbidden incestuous parental objects, the teenager withdraws cathexis from object representations, to cathect the self-representation. Clinical Work with Adolescents
  • Kohut 1971, an object is narcissistically cathected when we experience it not as the centre of its own activity but as part of ourselves. Why is it Always About You?
  • Indeed, it requires a ‘great expense of time and cathectic energy’ during which ‘the existence of the lost object is psychically prolonged.’
  • But there is not yet a self sufficient for him to cathect to in the way that he had cathected to her. Strange Affinities: A Partial Return to Wordsworthian Poetics After Modernism
  • The need to study Frankenstein's dream remains as ongoing and pressing as it has been for decades because it still causes us to confront what Victor Frankenstein's and the reader will not face steadily: the unaccommodated tugs-of-war between cultural tendencies that have been and remain "cathected" onto Frankenstein and the endless adaptations of it. Hogle, Introduction, Frankenstein's Dream, Praxis Series, Romantic Circles
  • Hermannsschlacht, The Battle of Hermann (1808), cathected as the redundant sovereignty of one word, Introduction
  • Well, standards of proof amongst those who cathect on politics are low in general. The Volokh Conspiracy » Massive Problems with Anti-Obama Allegations That Have Been Making the Rounds Recently
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