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Analytic Freud : Philosophy and Psychoanalysis - Michael Levine

Analytic Freud

Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

By: Michael Levine (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th November 1999
ISBN: 9780415180405
Number Of Pages: 336

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This is a timely and stimulating collection of essays on the importance of Freudian thought for analytic philosophy, investigating its impact on mind, ethics, sexuality, religion and epistemology.
Marking a clear departure from the long-standing debate over whether Freudian thought is scientific or not, The Analytic Freud expands the framework of philosophical inquiry, demonstrating how fertile and mutually enriching the relationship between philosophy and psychoanalysis can be.
The essays are divided into four clear sections, addressing the implications of Freud for philosophy of mind, ethics, sexuality and civilisation. The authors discuss the problems psychoanalysis poses for contemporary philosophy as well as what philosophy can learn from Freud's legacy and undeniable influence. For instance, The Analytic Freud discusses the problems presented by pyschoanalytic theories of the mind for the philosophy of language; the issues which current theories of mind and meaning raise for psychoanalytic accounts of emotion, metaphor, the will and self-deception; the question whether psychoanalytic theory is essential in understanding sexuality, love, humour and the tensions which arise out of personal relationships.
The Analytic Freud is a critical and thorough examination of Freudian and post-Freudian theory, adding a welcome and significant dimension to the debate between psychoanalysis and contemporary philosophy.

Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introduction: how right does psychoanalysis have to be?p. 1
Mindp. 9
Psychoanalysis, metaphor and the concept of mindp. 11
How far down does the will go?p. 36
Freudian wish-fulfilment and sub-intentional explanationp. 49
Keeping time: Freud on the temporality of mindp. 85
Subject, object, world: some reflections on the Kleinian origins of the mindp. 101
Freud's Theory of Consciousnessp. 119
Ethicsp. 133
Aristotelian akrasia, weakness of will and psychoanalytic regressionp. 135
Emotional agentsp. 154
Moral authenticity and the unconsciousp. 177
Sexualityp. 193
Freud on unconscious affects, mourning and the erotic mindp. 195
Love and loss in Freud's Mourning and Melancholia: a rereadingp. 211
Lucky in love: love and emotionp. 231
Civilizationp. 259
Sublimation, love and creativityp. 261
Freud and the rule of law: from Totem and Taboo to psychoanalytic jurisprudencep. 277
The joke, the 'as if' and the statementp. 294
Author Indexp. 312
Subject Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780415180405
ISBN-10: 0415180406
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 18th November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.65  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1