The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva / Edition 1

The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva / Edition 1

by Jennifer Radden
     
 

Spanning 24 centuries, this anthology collects over thirty selections of important Western writing about melancholy and its related conditions by philosophers, doctors, religious and literary figures, and modern psychologists. Truly interdisciplinary, it is the first such anthology. As it traces Western attitudes, it reveals a conversation across centuries and

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Spanning 24 centuries, this anthology collects over thirty selections of important Western writing about melancholy and its related conditions by philosophers, doctors, religious and literary figures, and modern psychologists. Truly interdisciplinary, it is the first such anthology. As it traces Western attitudes, it reveals a conversation across centuries and continents as the authors interpret, respond, and build on each other's work. Editor Jennifer Radden provides an extensive, in-depth introduction that draws links and parallels between the selections, and reveals the ambiguous relationship between these historical accounts of melancholy and today's psychiatric views on depression. This important new collection is also beautifully illustrated with depictions of melancholy from Western fine art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195151657
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,439,111
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Aristotle to Freud
1. Aristotle (or a Follower of Aristotle), Melancholy, from Problems
2. Galen, Diseases of the Black Bile, from On the Affected Parts
3. Cassian, Of the Spirit of Accidie, from The Foundations of the Cenobitic Life and the Eight Capital Sins Book X Chapters I-IV
4. Avicenna, On Black Bileand Melancholia, from Canon of Medicine
5. Hildegard of Bingen, Melancholia in Men and Women, from Holistic Healing
6. Ficino, Learned People and Melancholy, from The Three Books of Life
7. Weyer, Melancholia, Witches, and Deceiving Demons, from Of Deceiving Demons
8 Teresa of Avila, Melancholy Nuns, from The Interior Castle, and The Foundations.
9. Bright, Melancholy from Treatise of Melancholy
10. Burton, Melancholic States, from The Anatomy of Melancholy
11. Butler, A Melancholy Man, from Characters
12. Mather, The Cure of Melancholy, from The Angel of Bethesda
13. Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, from The Spleen
14. Boerhaave, Chronical Diseases, from Aphorisms Concerning the Knowledge and Cure of Diseases
15. Goethe, Werther's Death, from The Sorrows of Young Werther
16. Kant, Illnesses of Cognitive Faculties, from Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View
17. Pinel, Melancholia, from A Treatise on Insanity
18. Rush, Of the Remedies for Hypochondriasis or Tristimania, from Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind
19. Keats, Ode on Melancholy, Darkness Sonnet
20. Griesinger, States of Mental Depression, from Mental Pathology and Therapeutics
21. Baudelaire, Autumn Song, Spleen
22. Smiles, On Green Sickness and Wertherism, from Self Help
23. Maudsley, Ideational Insanity, from The Physiology and Pathology of the Mind
24. Kraepelin, Manic Depressive Insanity, from Textbook of Psychiatry
25. Freud, Mourning and Melancholia
Part 2: After Freud
26. Klein, Mourning and Its Relation to Manic-Depressive States
27. Seligman, The Learned Helplessness Model of Depression, from Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death
28. Beck, The Paradoxes of Depression, from Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders
29. Miller, Ties to Others, from Toward a New Psychology of Women
30. Kristeva, Psychoanalysis—A Counterdepressant, from The Black Sun: Depression and Melancholy
31. Goodwin and Jameson, Biomedical Models, from Manic-Depressive Illness

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