Understanding Psychoanalysis


An excellent introduction to the grounds of psychoanalysis and its place in modern thought.
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An excellent introduction to the grounds of psychoanalysis and its place in modern thought.
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Matthew Sharpe lectures in psychoanalytic studies and philosophy at Deakin University, Australia.

Joanne Faulkner is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations     vii
Introduction: on understanding psychoanalysis     1
Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis     15
Where it was: Freud's biology of the mind     17
Sexuality and its vicissitudes     36
To slip, perchance to dream: Freud on the unconscious     57
Freud's children     79
Precarious love: Kleinian object relations theory     81
Jacques Lacan: rereading Freud to the letter     103
What does woman want? Feminism and psychoanalysis     126
Psychoanalysis and its discontented     147
Freud as philosopher? Civilization, art and religion     149
Where psychoanalysis has come to be: philosophy, science, society and ethics     171
Chronology of life and events     197
Questions for discussion and revision     200
Guide to further reading     205
Bibliography     209
Index     218
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