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
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction3
2Catharsis: Fantasy and Reality29
3The Interpretation of Dreams69
4Interpretation and Transformation: The Case of Little Hans98
5What Is Sex?120
6Where It Was, There I Shall Become156
7Radical Evaluation183
Acknowledgments223
Bibliography225
Index233

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