Lure Of Dreams

Lure Of Dreams

by Harvie Ferguson, H. Ferguson
     
 
From literary theory to social anthropology, the influence of Freud runs through every part of the human and social sciences. In The Lure of Dreams, Harvie Ferguson shows how Freud's writing and particularly The Interpretation of Dreams contribute both in their content and in the baroque and dream-like forms in which they are cast to our

Overview

From literary theory to social anthropology, the influence of Freud runs through every part of the human and social sciences. In The Lure of Dreams, Harvie Ferguson shows how Freud's writing and particularly The Interpretation of Dreams contribute both in their content and in the baroque and dream-like forms in which they are cast to our understanding of the character of modernity.

Ferguson argues that the recent tendency to view Freud's theories as a product of nineteenth century developments in biology and medicine have missed what is most important and suggestive in his work. Instead, Ferguson discusses it in the context of Vienna's fin de siecle culture in which Freud wrote, with its breakdown of classical forms of rationalism in the sciences, the arts and in the broader context of the rehabilitation of dreams in late modernity. This novel and stimulating approach to Freud and to the dilemmas of modernity and postmodernity will fascinate everyone with an interest in the development of the modern consciousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415048361
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/18/1996
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

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Elizabeth Wilson
Harvie Ferguson has written a fascinating and unusual book. It sheds new and imaginative light on the work of Freud in the context of European sociological and philosophical thought, and is refreshingly free of jargon. An original and thought-provoking book.

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