Professor Peter Brooks,Alex Woloch's Whose Freud?: The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary PDF

By Professor Peter Brooks,Alex Woloch

100 years after the book of the translation of desires, Freud continues to be the main often pointed out writer of our tradition -- and some of the most debatable. to a few he's the presiding genius of modernity, to others the writer of its symptomatic health problems. the present place of psychoanalysis is particularly a lot at factor. Is it nonetheless legitimate as a idea of the brain? Have its healing purposes been rendered out of date via medications? Why does it nonetheless determine in debates approximately sexual identification, regardless of its rejection via many feminists? How doctors it give a contribution to cultural analysis?This booklet bargains a brand new evaluation of the prestige of psychoanalysis as a self-discipline and a discourse in modern tradition. It brings jointly a superb workforce of theorists and practitioners, such partisans and critics of Freud as Frederic Crews, Judith Butler, Leo Bersani, Juliet Mitchell, Robert Jay Lifton, Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Lear, and others. those individuals, who're energetic in literature, philosophy, movie, background, cultural stories, neuroscience, psychotherapy, and different disciplines, debate how psychoanalysis has enriched -- and been enriched by way of -- those fields.

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By Professor Peter Brooks,Alex Woloch

100 years after the book of the translation of desires, Freud continues to be the main often pointed out writer of our tradition -- and some of the most debatable. to a few he's the presiding genius of modernity, to others the writer of its symptomatic health problems. the present place of psychoanalysis is particularly a lot at factor. Is it nonetheless legitimate as a idea of the brain? Have its healing purposes been rendered out of date via medications? Why does it nonetheless determine in debates approximately sexual identification, regardless of its rejection via many feminists? How doctors it give a contribution to cultural analysis?This booklet bargains a brand new evaluation of the prestige of psychoanalysis as a self-discipline and a discourse in modern tradition. It brings jointly a superb workforce of theorists and practitioners, such partisans and critics of Freud as Frederic Crews, Judith Butler, Leo Bersani, Juliet Mitchell, Robert Jay Lifton, Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Lear, and others. those individuals, who're energetic in literature, philosophy, movie, background, cultural stories, neuroscience, psychotherapy, and different disciplines, debate how psychoanalysis has enriched -- and been enriched by way of -- those fields.

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