Dispatches from the Freud wars : psychoanalysis and its passions / John Forrester.Material type: TextPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0674539605Subject(s): Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 | Psychoanalysis | Psychoanalysis -- History | Psychoanalytic interpretationDDC classification: 150.195
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
1. Justice, Envy, and Psychoanalysis -- 2. Casualties of Truth -- 3. Collector, Naturalist, Surrealist -- 4. Dream Readers -- 5. "A Whole Climate of Opinion" -- 6. Dispatches from the Freud Wars.
In this challenging collection of essays, the noted historian and philosopher of science John Forrester delves into the disputes over Freud's dead body. With wit and erudition, he tackles questions central to our psychoanalytic century's ways of thinking and living, including the following: Can one speak of a morality of the psychoanalytic life? Are the lives of both analysts and patients doomed to repeat the incestuous patterns they uncover? What and why did Freud collect? Is a history of psychoanalysis possible? By taking nothing for granted and leaving no cliche of psychobabble - theoretical or popular - unturned, Forrester gives us a sense of the ethical surprises and epistemological riddles that a century of tumultuous psychoanalytical debate has often obscured. In these pages, we explore dreams, history, ethics, political theory, and the motor of psychoanalysis as a scientific movement.