The Religious and Romantic Origins of Psychoanalysis: Individuation and Integration in Post-Freudian Theory / Edition 1 by Suzanne R. Kirschner | 9780521555609 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Religious and Romantic Origins of Psychoanalysis: Individuation and Integration in Post-Freudian Theory / Edition 1

The Religious and Romantic Origins of Psychoanalysis: Individuation and Integration in Post-Freudian Theory / Edition 1

by Suzanne R. Kirschner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521555604

ISBN-13: 9780521555609

Pub. Date: 06/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Demonstrating that they are Western constructions, this study considers the cultural and religious sources of contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the development of the self. Thus, it raises provocative questions about the status of psychoanalytic theories as knowledge and as science.

Overview

Demonstrating that they are Western constructions, this study considers the cultural and religious sources of contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the development of the self. Thus, it raises provocative questions about the status of psychoanalytic theories as knowledge and as science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521555609
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Toward a cultural genealogy of psychoanalytic developmental psychology; 2. The assenting ego: Anglo-American values in contemporary psychoanalytic developmental psychology; 3. The developmental narrative: the design of psychological history; 4. Theological sources of the idea of development; 5. The Christian mystical narrative: Neoplatonism and Christian mysticism; 6. Jacob Boehme: towards worldly mysticism; 7. Romantic thought: from worldly mysticism to natural supernaturalism; 8. Personal supernaturalism: the cultural genealogy of the psychoanalytic developmental narrative; Conclusion.

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