This book compiles the papers presented at an International Conference, "Pluralism of Sciences: The Psychoanalytic Method between Clinical, Conceptual and Empirical Research" in 2002. It provides the variety and diversity of psychoanalytic research cultures in different psychoanalytic societies.
The International Psychoanalysis Library -- Foreword -- Pluralism and unity in psychoanalytic research: some introductory remarks -- The pluralism of sciences and psychoanalytic thinking -- Plurality of sciences and the unity of reason -- Between hermeneutics and natural science: some focal points in the development of psychoanalytic clinical theory in Germany after 1945 -- Freud and psychoanalytic research: a brief historical overview -- What are we looking for? How? -- What does conceptual research have to offer? -- What kind of evidence makes the analyst change his or her theoretical and technical ideas? -- The logic of psychoanalytic research -- Attachment theory and long-term psychoanalytic outcome: are insecure attachment narratives less accurate? -- Psychotherapy with a victim of extreme violence: clinical case report and qualitative analysis -- Preliminaries for an integration of psychoanalysis and neuroscience -- Two pathways towards knowing psychoanalytic process -- Psychoanalysis and science: some remarks on demarcation and legitimation -- Appendix