Freud's Paranoid Quest: Psychoanalysis and Modern Suspicion

Freud's Paranoid Quest: Psychoanalysis and Modern Suspicion

by John C. Farrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 081472650X

ISBN-13: 9780814726501

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: New York University Press

Freud's Paranoid Quest is an exceptionally broad-ranging and well-written book....Whether or not one agrees with certain of his arguments and assessments, one must acknowledge the remarkable intelligence that is displayed on nearly every page.
Louis Sassauthor of Madness and Modernism and The Paradoxes of Delusion

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Freud's Paranoid Quest is an exceptionally broad-ranging and well-written book....Whether or not one agrees with certain of his arguments and assessments, one must acknowledge the remarkable intelligence that is displayed on nearly every page.
Louis Sassauthor of Madness and Modernism and The Paradoxes of Delusion

John Farrell's Freud's Paranoid Quest is the most trenchant, exhilarating and illuminating book I have encountered in many years. [The book] should be pondered not just by all students of Freud's thought but by everyone who senses that 'advanced modernity' has by now outstayed its welcome.
Frederick CrewsUniversity of California, Berkeley

In Freud's Paranoid Quest, John Farrell analyzes the personality and thought of Sigmund Freud in order to give insight into modernity's paranoid character and into the true nature of Freudian psychoanalysis. John Farrell's Freud is not the path-breaking psychologist he claimed to be, but the fashioner and prisoner of a total system of suspicion. The most gifted of paranoids, Freud deployed this system as a self-heroizing myth and a compelling historical ideology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814726501
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1From Primal Father to Paranoid10
2Paranoid Logic28
3Paranoid Psychology41
4Before Freud66
5Freudian Satire96
6Freud as Quixote131
7The Charismatic Paranoid167
Conclusion213
Epilogue217
Notes223
Works Cited257
Index267

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