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Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

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The Philosophy & Psychoanalysis book series is dedicated to current developments and cutting edge research in the philosophical sciences, phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, logic, semiotics, cultural studies, social criticism, and the humanities that engage and enrich psychoanalytic thought through philosophical rigor. With the philosophical turn in psychoanalysis comes a new era of theoretical research that revisits past paradigms while invigorating new approaches to theoretical, historical, contemporary, and applied psychoanalysis. No subject or discipline is immune from psychoanalytic reflection within a philosophical context including psychology, sociology, anthropology, politics, the arts, religion, science, culture, physics, and the nature of morality. Philosophical approaches to psychoanalysis may stimulate new areas of knowledge that have conceptual and applied value beyond the consulting room reflective of greater society at large. In the spirit of pluralism, Philosophy & Psychoanalysis is open to any theoretical school in philosophy and psychoanalysis that offers novel, scholarly, and important insights in the way we come to understand our world.

Series Editor Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP is a philosopher, psychoanalyst, and psychologist; Honorary Professor, Department of Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK, and on Faculty in the Programs in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University, and the New School for Existential Psychoanalysis, USA. He is author of several books in philosophy, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. 

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Archetypal Ontology New Directions in Analytical Psychology

Archetypal Ontology: New Directions in Analytical Psychology

1st Edition

By Jon Mills, Erik Goodwyn
March 28, 2023

In this novel re-examination of the archetype construct, philosopher Jon Mills and psychiatrist Erik Goodwyn engage in spirited dialogue on the origins, nature, and scope of what archetypes actually constitute, their relation to the greater questions of psyche and worldhood, and their relevance for...

Psychoanalytic Investigations in Philosophy An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Current Existential Challenges

Psychoanalytic Investigations in Philosophy: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Current Existential Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Dorit Lemberger
February 24, 2023

This pioneering volume explores and exemplifies the relevance of psychoanalysis to contemporary philosophical problems. The novelty of the book's viewpoint is the consideration of psychoanalysis as an existentialist mode of thinking that deals with current existential problems such as loneliness, ...

Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis From the Frankfurt School to Contemporary Critique

Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis: From the Frankfurt School to Contemporary Critique

1st Edition

Edited By Jon Mills, Daniel Burston
December 16, 2022

Critical theory has traditionally been interested in engaging classical psychoanalysis rather than addressing postclassical thought. For the first time, this volume brings critical theory into proper dialogue with modern developments in the psychoanalytic movement and covers a broad range of topics...

The Emergent Container in Psychoanalysis Experiencing Absence and Future

The Emergent Container in Psychoanalysis: Experiencing Absence and Future

1st Edition

By Ana Martinez Acobi
October 20, 2022

Drawing largely from the psychoanalytic ground of Jung, Bion and Winnicott, from Plato and Whitehead and from numerous clinical studies, this book explores ‘Absence’ and ‘Future’ in the context of their many emotional and conceptual meanings. Bringing together absence and future with Plato’s ...

Psyche, Culture, World Excursions in Existentialism and Psychoanalytic Philosophy

Psyche, Culture, World: Excursions in Existentialism and Psychoanalytic Philosophy

1st Edition

By Jon Mills
October 07, 2022

Across the array of topics explored in this comprehensive volume, philosopher and psychoanalyst Jon Mills argues for a fundamental return to the question and meaning of existence. Drawing on the traditions of German Idealism, existentialism, and onto-phenomenology, he offers a rich tapestry of ...

Enriching Psychoanalysis Integrating Concepts from Contemporary Science and Philosophy

Enriching Psychoanalysis: Integrating Concepts from Contemporary Science and Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By John Turtz, Gerald J. Gargiulo
September 02, 2022

This compelling collection illuminates new models and metaphors taken from the contemporary sciences and philosophical thought to revitalize and recontextualize psychoanalysis for the 21st century. The exploration of quantum mechanics, chaos and complexity theory, epigenetics, and ...

Integration and Difference Constructing a Mythical Dialectic

Integration and Difference: Constructing a Mythical Dialectic

1st Edition

By Grant Maxwell
June 30, 2022

This groundbreaking work synthesizes concepts from thirteen crucial philosophers and psychologists, relating how the ancient problem of opposites has been opening to an integration which not only conserves differentiation but enacts it, especially through the integration of myth into the dialectic....

Jung’s Alchemical Philosophy Psyche and the Mercurial Play of Image and Idea

Jung’s Alchemical Philosophy: Psyche and the Mercurial Play of Image and Idea

1st Edition

By Stanton Marlan
May 06, 2022

Traditionally, alchemy has been understood as a precursor to the science of chemistry but from the vantage point of the human spirit, it is also a discipline that illuminates the human soul. This book explores the goal of alchemy from Jungian, psychological, and philosophical perspectives. Jung’s ...

Psychoanalysis and the Mind-Body Problem

Psychoanalysis and the Mind-Body Problem

1st Edition

Edited By Jon Mills
May 06, 2022

Winner of the 2022 NAAP Gradiva Award for Best Edited Book In this volume, internationally acclaimed psychoanalysts, philosophers, and scholars of humanities examine the mind-body problem and provide differing analyses on the nature of mind, unconscious structure, mental properties, qualia, and the...

Metaphysical Dualism, Subjective Idealism, and Existential Loneliness Matter and Mind

Metaphysical Dualism, Subjective Idealism, and Existential Loneliness: Matter and Mind

1st Edition

By Ben Lazare Mijuskovic
November 26, 2021

Since the ages of the Old Testament, the Homeric myths, the tragedies of Sophocles and the ensuing theological speculations of the Christian millennium, the theme of loneliness has dominated and haunted the Western world. In this wide-ranging book, philosopher Ben Lazare Mijuskovic returns us to ...

Psychoanalysis, Catastrophe & Social Action

Psychoanalysis, Catastrophe & Social Action

1st Edition

By Robin McCoy Brooks
September 29, 2021

This fascinating volume uses psychoanalytic theory to explore how political subjectivity comes about within the context of global catastrophe, via the emergence of collective individuations through trans-subjectivity. Serving as a jumping-off point to address the structural linkage between ...

Shame, Temporality and Social Change Ominous Transitions

Shame, Temporality and Social Change: Ominous Transitions

1st Edition

Edited By Ladson Hinton, Hessel Willemsen
March 04, 2021

Winner of the Internationl Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) Book Award for Best Edited Book 2021 There is a broad consensus that we are in a time of profound transition. There is worldwide political and social turbulence, with an underlying loss of hope and confidence about the future. ...

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