Mental Health: Book Series

Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Series Editor:

The Philosophy & Psychoanalysis book series is dedicated to current developments and cutting edge research in the philosophical sciences, phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, logic, semiotics, cultural studies, social criticism, and the humanities that engage and enrich psychoanalytic thought through philosophical rigor. With the philosophical turn in psychoanalysis comes a new era of theoretical research that revisits past paradigms while invigorating new approaches to theoretical, historical, contemporary, and applied psychoanalysis. No subject or discipline is immune from psychoanalytic reflection within a philosophical context including psychology, sociology, anthropology, politics, the arts, religion, science, culture, physics, and the nature of morality. Philosophical approaches to psychoanalysis may stimulate new areas of knowledge that have conceptual and applied value beyond the consulting room reflective of greater society at large. In the spirit of pluralism, Philosophy & Psychoanalysis is open to any theoretical school in philosophy and psychoanalysis that offers novel, scholarly, and important insights in the way we come to understand our world.

Series Editor Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP is a philosopher, psychoanalyst, and psychologist, Faculty, Programs in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University, Emeritus Professor of Psychology & Psychoanalysis, Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto, and author of several books in philosophy and psychoanalysis.

  • Romantic Metasubjectivity Through Schelling and Jung

    Rethinking the Romantic Subject, 1st Edition

    By Gord Barentsen

    Romantic Metasubjectivity Through Schelling and Jung: Rethinking the Romantic Subject explores the remarkable intellectual isomorphism between the philosophy of Friedrich Schelling and Carl Jung’s analytical psychology in order to offer a crucial and original corrective to the "reflection theory"…

    Paperback – 2020-04-22 
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  • Holism

    Possibilities and Problems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christian McMillan, Roderick Main, David Henderson

    Holism: Possibilities and Problems brings together leading contributors in a ground-breaking discussion of holism. The terms ‘holism’ and ‘holistic’ arouse strong emotional responses in contemporary culture, whether this be negative or positive, and the essays in this interdisciplinary collection…

    Paperback – 2019-12-18 
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  • Innovations in Psychoanalysis

    Originality, Development, Progress, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aner Govrin, Jon Mills

    From its very inception, psychoanalysis has been a discipline encompassing two contradictory tendencies. This dualistic tendency – tradition alongside disenchantment and the will to improve knowledge – is likely responsible for psychoanalysis’s powerful capacity to survive. In…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31
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  • Jung and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jon Mills

    Although the works of C.G. Jung have received worldwide attention, there has been surprisingly little engagement by philosophers. In this volume, internationally recognized philosophers, Jungian analysts, and scholars attempt to fill this void in the literature. Although Jung did not have a…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
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  • Ethics and Attachment

    How We Make Moral Judgments, 1st Edition

    By Aner Govrin

    Why are we disgusted when an elderly woman is robbed but sympathize with the actions of a Robin Hood? Why do acts of cruelty against a helpless kitten bother us more than does the trampling of ants?  In Ethics and Attachment: How We Make Moral Judgments, psychoanalyst and philosopher Aner Govrin…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
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  • Lacan on Psychosis

    From Theory to Praxis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jon Mills, David L. Downing

    This is the first book of its kind that attempts to distill Lacan’s views on psychosis for both a specialized and non-specialized audience. An attempt is made to present Lacan’s unorganized theories to apply to conceptual paradigms in psychoanalysis and the humanities as well as applied clinical…

    Paperback – 2018-09-21
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  • Progress in Psychoanalysis

    Envisioning the future of the profession, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steven D. Axelrod, Ronald C. Naso, Larry M. Rosenberg

    Is psychoanalysis in decline? Has its understanding of the human condition been marginalized? Have its clinical methods been eclipsed by more short-term, problem-oriented approaches? Is psychoanalysis unable (or unwilling) to address key contemporary issues and concerns? With contributors…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09
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  • Temporality and Shame

    Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ladson Hinton, Hessel Willemsen

    Winner of the 2018 American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) prize for best Edited book  Temporality has always been a central preoccupation of modern philosophy, and shame has been a major theme in contemporary psychoanalysis. To date, however, there has been little…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
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  • Jung's Ethics

    Moral Psychology and his Cure of Souls, 1st Edition

    By Dan Merkur

    Edited by Jon Mills

    This volume presents the first organized study of Jung's ethics. Drawing on direct quotes from all of his collected works, interviews, and seminars, psychoanalyst and religious scholar Dan Merkur provides a compendium of Jung’s thoughts on various topics and themes that comprise his…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Inventing God

    Psychology of Belief and the Rise of Secular Spirituality, 1st Edition

    By Jon Mills

    In this controversial book, philosopher and psychoanalyst Jon Mills argues that God does not exist; and more provocatively, that God cannot exist as anything but an idea. Put concisely, God is a psychological creation signifying ultimate ideality. Mills argues that the idea or conception of God is…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
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  • Humanizing Evil

    Psychoanalytic, Philosophical and Clinical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ronald C Naso, Jon Mills

    Psychoanalysis has traditionally had difficulty in accounting for the existence of evil. Freud saw it as a direct expression of unconscious forces, whereas more recent theorists have examined the links between early traumatic experiences and later ‘evil’ behaviour. Humanizing Evil: Psychoanalytic,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14
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