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.
Table of Contents
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