Thursday, November 26, 2015

passive altruism vs. passive egoism

Someone asked for clarification about the egoism of the subject altruist.

It's in Economics, I mention the redundancy of passive-altruism is saved once we recognize that the subject altruist can live out a passive-egoistic life.

Such a life can never be mistaken for that of an egoist because he'll never be seen as desiring the admiration of others or putting himself in the role of leader.

The subject altruist in egoist form, as mentioned two posts ago, will always be the "underdog" in terms of finding love or getting promoted (at the phallic level of Being)

In the altruistic form of the Antigonal castration complex, the echoist is concerned with the egoism of the object of devotion. This will mean that a sibling or friend, who is looked up to, will be assisted or helped to succeed. This is due to Antigone complex, like the other nuclear complexes, being moved to one's own generation as the start of the trito stage. However, if there is a conflict or issues with a parental-substitute, then defusion can take place so that this concerns phallic-parental substitutes. The "dead father" shows up in terms of the SA having to restore him to his place of prestige and esteem from others. Similarly, in object drive relations the SA will insert himself to help the parental substitutes to get back together, get over a fight, and generally sow harmony.

In contrast, in the active-altruism of the subject egoist, the parental-substitute is a respected authority figure and the SE wants others to recognize him and submit to him as he has. This is seen with bosses, or political ideologues who the SE respects and with living up to moral prescriptions that are related to his image-ego. This relation also follows social ontology so that at the anal level it will concern presidents or people at the top of social hierarchies (institutions) or the legal system (the parental-substitutes of civilization). It can also concern ideas such as God, science, or capitalism at earlier levels.

In the object drive relations, the subject egoist has a concern in the relationships of others: that the female should submit to the authority of the male. This is preached across religions, before capitalism, and it deserves our attention as something rooted in psyche. All culture can be assessed as being more egoistic or altruistic, as well as having ideals that amount to everyone in a population being trained (more or less) to be a certain ideal type. This ideal type is based upon religious/national/class beliefs but it ultimately is in imitation of a certain characterlogical type.  

In psychoanalysis you can see the subject egoists who place Freud, Hartmann, Green, or some other analyst as the authority in psychoanalysis. They require that their authority is respected, and that there is a stand on certain issues (i.e. dual drive theory) and for their position to be attacked is felt like an attack on themselves.

There are so many inane debates about basics of psychoanalytic theory where there is next to no evidence put forward.

There are also the subject altruists who choose "fallen" or "forgotten" figures to restore. Even though they are concerned with the prestige of their chosen figures, they don't come across in the same way at all.


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