Disciplining Freud on Religion: Perspectives from the Humanities and Sciences

Disciplining Freud on Religion: Perspectives from the Humanities and Sciences

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It is well known that in formulating his general theoretical framework and views on religion Freud drew on multiple disciplines within the natural and social sciences, as well as from the humanities. This edited collection adds to the continued multidisciplinary interest in Freud by focusing on his understanding and interpretation of_as well as his relationship to_religion. It 'disciplines' Freud by situating his work on religion from the methodological interests and theoretical advances found in diverse disciplinary contexts. Scholars within the field of religious studies, Jewish Studies, philosophy, and the natural sciences bring together their diverse voices to heighten the academic understanding of Freud on religion. The contributors aim to establish closer and more direct interdisciplinary communication and collaboration with regard to Freudian Studies. This volume should appeal to a wide range of scholars, for upper level undergraduate and graduate classes and those training in psychoanalysis.

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ISBN-13: 9780739142141
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 281 KB

About the Author

Gregory Kaplan is an Anna Smith Fine Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Rice University. William B. Parsons is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University
Bettina Bergo is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montreal. Her many publications include Levinas Between Ethics and Politics (2003), "I Don't See Color": Personal and Critical Perspectives on White Privilege (co-edited with Tracy Nicholls, 2015), Nietzsche and Levinas: "After the Death of a Certain God" (co-edited with Jill Stauffer, 2008), and The Trauma Controversy: Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Dialogues (co-edited with Kristen Brown Golden, 2009). She is the translator of many works of European philosophy, including Didier Franck's Nietzsche and the Shadow of God (2012), Jean-Luc Nancy's Dis-Enclosure (2008), and Emmanuel Levinas's On Escape (2003).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 I: On Freud, Religion and Religious Studies
Chapter 3 1. Desiderata and Possibilities for the Psychological Study of Religion: How to Enlarge the Place of Freudian Thought in Religious Studies
Chapter 4 2. When Throne and Altar are in Danger: Freud, Mourning, and Religion in Modernity
Part 5 II. Perspectives from the Natural and Social Sciences
Chapter 6 3. Love the Mother, Hate the Father: Understanding Sociology's Vehement Rejection of Freud on Religion
Chapter 7 4. Of Chariots, Navels and Winged Steeds: The Dialogue between Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
Chapter 8 5. Freud and Neuroscience: A Return to Origins
Part 9 III. Philosophical Reconsiderations
Chapter 10 6. Freud and Philosophy of Religion after Metaphysics
Chapter 11 7. Dreaming Foreclosed and the 'Jewish Joke': The Paradoxes of Identification,or Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud on the Meaning of Judaism
Chapter 12 8. Freudian Unconscious and Secularization of Judaism
Chapter 13 Bibliography

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