Cain's Act: The Origins of Hate

byMassimo RecalcatiTranslated byWill Schutt

December 16, 2022|
Cain's Act: The Origins of Hate by Massimo Recalcati
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From one of Italy's most renowned philosophers and psychoanalysts, an urgent and stirring reflection on violence, morality, and our relationship with the OtherWhat lies at the foundation of human history and society? According to Massimo Recalcati, it is not love for one's neighbor, as preached by Jesus in the Gospels, but the brutality, jealousy, and violence depicted in the story of Cain and Abel.As timely as it is brilliant, this essay examines Cain's murderous act through the lens of psychoanalysis, showing how delusions of self-sufficiency and individual perfection lie at the deepest roots of fear and violence in our societies.True completeness can only be achieved through others-not despite them. This, argues Recalcati, is the lesson of Cain, one that resonates powerfully in our time.'Recalcati explores the most fundamental of questions-for Cain, Abel, and every human being: can we believe in love?'- La Stampa
Massimo Recalcatiis a psychoanalyst and author who teaches at the universities of Pavia and Verona. His numerous books have been translated in several languages. His latest book to appear in English was The Night in Gethsemane (Europa, 2020). He lives and works in Milan. Will Schutt is the author of Westerly (the Yale Series of Y...
Title:Cain's Act: The Origins of Hate
Product dimensions:112 pages, 7 X 4.75 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:112 pages, 7 X 4.75 X 1 in
Published:December 16, 2022
Publisher:Europa Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609458157

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