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Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious : Studies in Cognitive Systems - David Livingstone Smith

Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious

Studies in Cognitive Systems

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1999
ISBN: 9780792358824
Number Of Pages: 221

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Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious is the only comprehensive, systematic study of Sigmund Freud's philosophy of mind. Freud emerges as a sophisticated philosopher who addresses many of the central questions that concern contemporary philosophers and cognitive scientists while anticipating many of their views. While still a student in Vienna, Freud was initiated into philosophy by Franz Brentano. The book charts Freud's intellectual development as he deals with the mind-body problem, the nature of consciousness, folk psychology versus scientific psychology, the relationship between language and thought, realism and antirealism in psychology, and the nature of unconscious mental events.
The book also critically examines writings on Freud by Wittgenstein, Davidson, and Searle, demonstrating their weakness as interpretations and criticisms of Freud's position.
Readership: Philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and psychiatrists.

Series Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Freud and Philosophyp. 1
Freud's Contact with Brentanop. 9
Freud, Lipps and Nietzschep. 16
Freud and the Mind-Body Problemp. 20
Other Views of Freud's Position on the Mind-Body Problemp. 33
The Unconsciousp. 48
Justification: The Continuity Argumentp. 59
Freud and Jackson: Dualism and Anti-Localizationismp. 71
Freud's Theory of Consciousnessp. 81
Animism, Realism and Anti-Realismp. 102
Freudian Functionalismp. 112
Characteristics of Unconscious Thinkingp. 120
Wittgenstein and MacIntyre: The Unconscious as Facon de Parlerp. 132
John Searle: The Dispositional Unconsciousp. 137
Freud versus Searlep. 151
Donald Davidson: The Rational Unconsciousp. 156
Freud versus Davidsonp. 159
Conclusionsp. 177
Notesp. 179
Referencesp. 198
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780792358824
ISBN-10: 0792358821
Series: Studies in Cognitive Systems
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 30th September 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51

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