Dimensions of Psychoanalysis
A Selection of Papers Presented at the Freud Memorial Lectures
This book contains a selection of the Sigmund Freud Memorial Lectures on psychoanalytic psychology delivered by eminent British, French and American analysts, pointing out that there is a tendency to consider pathological processes in terms of the vicissitudes of the person's object relationships.
Table of Contents
The Freud Memorial Professorship at University College London -- Introduction -- The psychoanalytic life history -- The legacy of Sigmund Freud -- Psychoanalysis and freedom of thought -- Unconscious wishes and human relationships -- Psychoanalysis and ordinary modes of thought -- Psychoanalysis as a natural science -- The Freudian left and the theory of cultural revolution -- Psychoanalysis and the natural sciences: the brain–behaviour connection from Freud to the present -- The role of illusion in the psychoanalytic cure -- Perversion and the universal law -- Memory as preparation: developmental and psychoanalytic perspectives -- The id—or the child within?