Does Freud still have something to teach us? The premise of this volume is that he most certainly does. Approaching Freud from not only the philosophical but also historical, psychoanalytical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives, the contributors show us how Freud gave us a new and powerful way to think about human thought and action. They consider the context of Freud's thought and the structure of his arguments to reveal how he made sense of ranges of experience generally neglected or misunderstood. All the central topics of Freud's work from sexuality and neurosis to morality, art, and culture are covered.
Table of Contents
Introduction Jerome Neu; 1. Freud: the psychoarcheology of civilizations Carl E. Schorske; 2. Seduced and abandoned: the rise and fall of Freud's seduction theory Gerald N. Izenberg; 3. Freud's androids Clark Glymour; 4. The interpretation of dreams James Hopkins; 5. The unconscious Sebastian Gardner; 6. The development of vicissitudes of Freud's ideas on the Oedipus complex Bennett Simon and Rachel B. Blass; 7. Freud and perversion Jerome Neu; 8. Morality and the internalized other Jennifer Church; 9. Freud on women Nancy J. Chodorow; 10. Freud and the understanding of art Richard Wollheim; 11. Freud's anthropology: a reading of the 'cultural books' Robert A. Paul; 12. Freud's later theory of civilization: changes and implications John Deigh; 13. In fairness to Freud: a critical notice of The Foundations of Psychoanalysis, by Adolf Grünbaum David Sachs.
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