Why Psychoanalysis?

Kobo ebook | June 19, 2012

byElisabeth Roudinesco, Rachel Bowlby

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Why do some people still choose psychoanalysis-Freud's so-called talking cure-when numerous medications are available that treat the symptoms of psychic distress so much faster? Elisabeth Roudinesco tackles this difficult question, exploring what she s

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Why do some people still choose psychoanalysis-Freud's so-called talking cure-when numerous medications are available that treat the symptoms of psychic distress so much faster? Elisabeth Roudinesco tackles this difficult question, exploring what she s

Elisabeth Roudinesco teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is the author of twelve other books, including Jacques Lacan (Columbia 1999) and Revolution and Madness: The Lives and Legends of Theroigne de Mericourt.Rachel Bowlby is a professor of English at the University of York. She has written Ca...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780231518420

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Table of Contents

Part I. The Depressive Society
1. The Defeat of the Subject
2. The Medications of the Mind
Part II. The Great Quarrel Over the Unconscious
3. The Soul Is Not a Thing
5. Frankenstein's Brain
Part III. The Future of Psychoanalysis
4. Behavior-Modification Man
6. The "Equinox Letter''
7. Freud Is Dead in America
8. A French Scientism
9. Science and Psychoanalysis
10. Tragic Man
11. Universality, Difference, Exclusion
12. Critique of Psychoanalytic Institutions

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Roudinesco foresees the establishment of a human science where the figure of the Socratic master is internalized, allowing for an ongoing and creative reworking of individual and social meaning. This vision emerges as the important and elegant outcome of Why Psychoanalysis?