Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher

Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher

by Alfred I. Tauber
     
 

"Rarely does a book cause one to rethink an entire field. Alfred Tauber's detailed and accessible study of the philosophical underpinnings and implications of Freud's work (and psychoanalysis in general) will have this impact on both the humanities and psychoanalysis. Tauber's rigorous framing of Freudian thought in the context of the history of philosophy (and the

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"Rarely does a book cause one to rethink an entire field. Alfred Tauber's detailed and accessible study of the philosophical underpinnings and implications of Freud's work (and psychoanalysis in general) will have this impact on both the humanities and psychoanalysis. Tauber's rigorous framing of Freudian thought in the context of the history of philosophy (and the history of science) makes this the most important book on the shape of Freud's thought in recent times."—Sander L. Gilman, Emory University

"To his enormous credit, Tauber avoids the selective approach that is almost always taken by philosophers studying Freud. Instead of isolating facets of this multifaceted thinker, Tauber has striven to give an integrated and holistic portrait. He also provides a careful and detailed account of Freud's debt to German thinkers close to his own time. This is an important contribution."—Jennifer Radden, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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ISBN-13:
9780691145525
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction: Psychoanalysis as Philosophy 1

Chapter 1 The Challenge (and Stigma) of Philosophy 24

Chapter 2 Distinguishing Reasons and Causes 54

Chapter 3 Storms over Königsberg 85

Chapter 4 The Paradox of Freedom 116

Chapter 5 The Odd Triangle: Kant, Nietzsche, and Freud 146

Chapter 6 Who Is the Subject? 174

Chapter 7 The Ethical Turn 196

Notes 227

References 277

Index 305

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