Underworlds : Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics book cover
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Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics

ISBN 9781315795942
Published March 21, 2014 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents a unique study of differing philosophies of the unconscious, providing a detailed analysis of the history of the unconscious from the underworlds of Greek and Egyptian mythology to psychoanalysis and metaphysics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Underworlds and the ancient soul 1. Hegel on unconscious spirit 2. Freud’s unconscious ontology 3. Existentialism and the unconscious subject 4. Lacan’s epistemology 5. Jung’s metaphysics 6. Whitehead’s unconscious cosmology

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Jon Mills, Psy.D., Ph.D., ABPP, is a philosopher, psychoanalyst and psychologist in private practice and Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis at the Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto. He is the author of many works in psychoanalysis, philosophy and psychology including Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2012), for which he won the Goethe Award for best book in 2013. Mills was also the recipient of a 2013 Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in New York City for his television series The Talking Cure. Professor Jon Mills is the recipient of the 2014 CPA Weininger Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychoanalysis and/or Psychodynamic Psychology.