Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis by Jon Mills

By Jon Mills

2013 Goethe Award Winner! this can be the 1st e-book of its type to supply a sustained critique of up to date psychoanalytic inspiration favoring relational, postmodern, and intersubjective views, which principally outline American psychoanalysis at the present time. Conundrums turns an eye fixed towards the philosophical underpinnings of latest conception; its theoretical relation to conventional psychoanalytic concept; medical implications for healing perform; political and moral ramifications of up to date praxis; and its intersection with issues of consilience that emerge from those traditions. important arguments and criticisms complex through the ebook specialize in operationally defining the most important tenets of up to date views; the seduction and ambiguity of postmodernism; the query of selfhood and company; illegitimate assaults on classical psychoanalysis; the position of healing extra; modern psychoanalytic politics; and the query of consilience among psychoanalysis as a technology as opposed to psychoanalysis as a part of the humanities. The historical criticisms opposed to psychoanalysis are additional explored within the context of the present philosophical-scientific binary that preoccupies the field.

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