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Approaching Psychoanalysis
An Introductory Course

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ISBN 9781855751576
Published December 30, 1999 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides the scope and complexity of Freud's contributions and emphasizes the wide proliferation of the Lacanian approach. It describes psychoanalytical theories, and is helpful for the readers as a stimulus to independent investigation and critical thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Work of Sigmund Freud -- Mind and nature: the context of Freud's work -- Freud, Breuer, and hysteria: the cathartic method -- The very core of nature: the beginnings of psychoanalysis -- Screens and seductions: the rise and fall of the seduction theory -- Sweet dreams: Freud's topographical model -- Sex from the inside: Freud's theory of sexuality -- Illusion and reality: transference and psychoanalytic technique -- The psychology of the "I": Freud's ego psychology -- Psychoanalysis after Freud -- Enfant terrible: Wilhelm Reich in Vienna -- New positions: Kleinian psychoanalysis -- Winnicott in transition: a British Independent -- Self and object in America: the American Object Relations School and self psychology -- Grünbaum shakes the foundations: criticism from the philosophy of science -- Langs's raw message: communicative psychoanalysis -- Coda

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