The Talking Cure: Wittgenstein's Therapeutic Method for Psychotherapy

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

byJohn Heaton

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In the last 15 years there has been a change in direction in our understanding of Wittgenstein; the resolute reading of him places great emphasis on his therapeutic intent and argues that the aim of Wittgensteins thought is to show how language functions. This book argues that this is highly relevant to understanding psychotherapy.

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In the last 15 years there has been a change in direction in our understanding of Wittgenstein; the resolute reading of him places great emphasis on his therapeutic intent and argues that the aim of Wittgensteins thought is to show how language functions. This book argues that this is highly relevant to understanding psychotherapy.

JOHN HEATON is in private practice in London as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He is a regular lecturer at Regents College, London on the Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy programme. He also teaches regularly at the Philadelphia Association and Roehampton University, UK. He was editor of Journal for Existential Analys...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.63 × 5.73 × 0.8 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237614

ISBN - 13:9780230237612

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Fearless Speech
Talking versus Writing
The Critical Method
Reasons and Causes
Elucidations
Back to the Rough Ground
The Self and Images
A Non-Foundational Therapy
Abbreviations of Wittgensteins Work
References