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Logics of the Mind : A Clinical View - Jorge L. Ahumada

Logics of the Mind

A Clinical View

Paperback Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9781855752474
Number Of Pages: 192

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This collection of papers, spanning the last 15 years, presents a spirited defence of Freud's clinical method, considering the "crisis of psychoanalysis" in the wider context of a crisis of reflective thought in society as a whole. Expressing the wish to "clarify and polish the glass through which we see the psychoanalytic experience", Jorge Ahumada seeks to redefine the functions of psychoanalysis for the era of mass media, in which the classic Freudian neuroses have mostly been replaced by what he terms "pathologies of peremptory gratification".

'It has been Ahumada's core endeavor to deepen the understanding of our clinical method.. I am confident that this volume will be of significant use to the reader in the handling of his or her practice, and of lasting value for the psychoanalytic discipline'- R. Horatio Etchegoyen, from his Foreword.

Introduction: The crisis of culture and the crisis of psychoanalysisp. 1
What is a clinical fact? Clinical psychoanalysis as inductive methodp. 15
The analyst as "base"p. 37
On the transposition of self and objectp. 51
The unconscious delusion of "goodness"p. 65
Perverse and symbiotic organizations in narcissistic object relationshipsp. 83
On narcissistic identification and the shadow of the objectp. 95
Trauma, identification, evolutionp. 115
On the limitations and the infiniteness of analysisp. 125
Epilogue: The role of writing and psychoanalytic writingsp. 139
Referencesp. 155
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9781855752474
ISBN-10: 1855752476
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32