1st Edition

The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis Papers in Philosophy, the Humanities, and the British Clinical Tradition

Edited By Louise Braddock, Michael Lacewing Copyright 2007
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    Ever since Freud, psychoanalysts have explored the connections between psychoanalysis and literature and psychoanalysis and philosophy, while literary criticism, social science and philosophy have all reflected on and made use of ideas from psychoanalytic theory. The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis presents contributions from these fields and gives the reader an insight into different understandings and applications of psychoanalytic theory.

    This book comprises twelve contributions from experts in their fields covering philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology and literary theory. The chapters are divided into three distinct sections:

    • Psychoanalysis
    • Philosophy
    • Social science and literary theory

    Louise Braddock and Michael Lacewing successfully bring these contributions together with an in-depth introduction that allows the reader to explore the connections between the different disciplines.

    The multi-disciplinary approach to this book is rare; it will appeal to academics and students, from the subject areas of psychoanalysis, humanities and social science.

    Foreword.  Introduction.  Part 1: Psychoanalysis  What Do Psychoanalysts Do? Brearley  Reading and Misreading Budd  Elements of the Oedipus Complex: A Kleinian Account Rusbridger  Civilization and its Discontents Today Tuckett  Part 2: Philosophy  A Triangle of Hostility? Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Religion Cottingham  Do Unconscious Emotions Involve Unconscious Feelings? Lacewing  Guilt, Shame and the ‘Psychology of Love’ Harcourt  Psychoanalysis as Functionalist Social Science: The Legacy of Freud’s ‘Project for a Scientific Psychology’ Braddock  Part 3: Perspectives   How Do Psychoanalysts Know What They Know? Rustin  Freud’s Literary Imagination Robertson  Force, Figuration, and Repetition in Freud Connors  Gender, Sexuality and the Theory of Seduction Fletcher


    Dr Louise Braddock is a bye-fellow of Girton College, Cambridge.

    Dr Michael Lacewing is a lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London.