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L’eroismo come valore e come patologia Per vocazione, per professione, per caso
Author/s: Simona Argentieri 
Year:  2021 Issue: 71 Language: Italian 
Pages:  7 Pg. 124-130 FullText PDF:  49 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2021-071009
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The concept of heroism lacks a specific statute in psychoanalysis; and when it is mentioned is mostly to lead it back to childhood or adolescent fantasies of omnipotence and innocent megalomania. We are rather interested in investigating the intrapsychic mecha¬nism that generates the aspiration to the sublime of heroism, based on the individual need to correspond to an ideal image of the Ego. That is, to the own ‘Ideal of the Ego’. The social dimension is however always decisive, because there is a need for an audience that ap¬plauds the hero’s virile deeds.
Keywords: Ideal of the Ego, Unconscious, Superego

Simona Argentieri, in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 71/2021, pp. 124-130, DOI:10.3280/LAS2021-071009


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