Psychoanalysis, Monotheism, and Morality: The Sigmund Freud Museum Symposia 2009-2011

Psychoanalysis, Monotheism, and Morality: The Sigmund Freud Museum Symposia 2009-2011

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789058679352
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Series: Figures of the Unconscious
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Wolfgang Müller-Funk is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies (University of Vienna) and research coordinator of his faculty.


Inge Scholz-Strasser is Chairwoman of the Sigmund Freud Foundation and Director of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna.



Herman Westerink is senior researcher and lecturer at the Radboud University Nijmegen and extraordinary professor at the University of Leuven.

Table of Contents

Preface Inge Scholz-Strasser 7

Introduction Wolfgang Müller-Funk Herman Westerink 9

Part I The Forces of Monotheism 15

Moses' Heritage: Psychoanalysis between Anthropology, History and Enlightenment Wolfgang Müller-Funk 17

The Jewish Tradition in Sigmund Freud's Work Felix de Mendelssohn 31

Islam in Light of Psychoanalysis Fethi Benslama 49

Part II Religion and its Critiques 61

Freud's Conception of Religion within the Context of the Modernist Critical Discourse Moshe Zuckermann 63

The Need to Believe and the Desire to Know, Today Julia Kristeva 75

Part III Femininity and the Figure of the Father 93

Monotheism and the 'Repudiation of Femininity' Joel Whitebook 95

Ford/Da! Through the Chador: The Paradox of the Woman's Invisibility and Visibility Siamak Movahedi Gohar Homayounpour 113

Part IV Morality 133

The Two Sources of Morality in Freud's Work Gilles Ribault 135

On Moral Responsibility: A Freudian Perspective Herman Westerink 143

Pathology and Moral Courage in Freud's Early Case Histories Céline Surprenant 155

Part V Law and Perversion 173

Does Perversion Need the Law? Sergio Benvenuto 175

Outlawed by Nature? A Critique of Some Current Psychiatric and Psychoanalytic Theories of Sexual Perversion Andreas De Block Lode Lauwaert 185

Bibliography 199

Notes on the Contributors 209

Index of Names 213

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