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Philosophical Essays on Freud - Richard Wollheim

Philosophical Essays on Freud

By: Richard Wollheim (Editor), James Hopkins (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th January 1983
ISBN: 9780521284257
Number Of Pages: 364

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Philosophers are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Freudian theory for the understanding of the mind. The picture Freud presents of the mind's growth and organization holds implications not just for such perennial questions as the relation of mind and body, the nature of memory and personal identity, the interplay of cognitive and affective processes in reasoning and acting, but also for the very way in which these questions are conceived and an interpretation of the mind is sought. This volume of essays, by some of today's leading philosophers, explores all these topics, as well as the methods, results and status of the theory itself, while two 'classical' discussions by Wittgenstein and Sartre are also included. A number of the contributions - those by Donald Davidson, W. D. Hart, Jim Hopkins, Adam Morton, David Pears and Richard Wollheim - have not been published before, and a very useful bibliography is provided. It is an anthology that will be vital to anyone interested in Freudian theory and, more generally, in philosophical psychology.

Conversations on Freud; excerpt from 1932G++3 lectures
Freud, Kepler, and the clinical evidence
Critical empiricism criticized: the case of Freud
Freudian common sense
Disposition and memory
On Freud's doctrine of emotions
The id and the thinking process
The bodily ego
Norms and the normal
On the generation and classification of defence mechanisms
Models of repression
Mauvaise foi and the unconscious
Self-deception and the 'splitting of the ego'
Freud's anthropomorphism
Freud's anatomies of the self
Motivated irrationality, Freudian theory and cognitive dissonance
Paradoxes of irrationality
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ISBN: 9780521284257
ISBN-10: 0521284252
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 24th January 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.53

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