Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis

Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis

by Jonathan Lear
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300074670

ISBN-13: 9780300074673

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this brilliant book, Jonathan Lear argues that Freud posits love as a basic force in nature, one that makes individuation-the condition for psychological health and development-possible. Love is active not just in the development of the individual but also in individual analysis and indeed in the development of psychoanalysis itself, says Lear. Expaning on

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In this brilliant book, Jonathan Lear argues that Freud posits love as a basic force in nature, one that makes individuation-the condition for psychological health and development-possible. Love is active not just in the development of the individual but also in individual analysis and indeed in the development of psychoanalysis itself, says Lear. Expaning on philosophical conceptions of love, nature, and mind, Lear shows that love can cure because it is the force that makes us human.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074673
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
639,671
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1. Introduction
3(26)
2. Catharsis: Fantasy and Reality
29(40)
3. The Interpretation of Dreams
69(29)
4. Interpretation and Transformation: The Case of Little Hans
98(22)
5. What Is Sex?
120(36)
6. Where It Was, There I Shall Become
156(27)
7. Radical Evaluation
183(40)
Acknowledgments 223(2)
Bibliography 225(8)
Index 233

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