The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis: Papers in Philosophy, the Humanities, and the British Clinical Tradition, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis

Papers in Philosophy, the Humanities, and the British Clinical Tradition, 1st Edition

Edited by Louise Braddock, Michael Lacewing


264 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health