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Irrationality and the philosophy of psychoanalysis

Author: Sebastian Gardner
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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In a reconstruction of the theories of Freud and Klein, Sebastian Gardner asks: what causes irrationality, what must the mind be like for it to be irrational, to what extent does irrationality involve self-awareness, and what is the point of irrationality? Arguing that psychoanalytic theory provides the most penetrating answers to these questions, he rejects the widespread view of the unconscious as a 'second mind',  Read more...
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Gardner, Sebastian.
Irrationality and the philosophy of psychoanalysis.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92012861
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Melanie Klein; Sigmund Freud; Melanie Klein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Gardner
ISBN: 9780511554599 0511554591
OCLC Number: 726827837
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Dividing persons --
pt. 2. Psychoanalytic concepts --
pt. 3. Psychoanalytic conception of mind.
Responsibility: Sebastian Gardner.

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Sebastian Gardner argues that psychoanalytic theory provides the most satisfactory philosophical explanation of irrationality.  Read more...

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'It has been a commonplace for many decades that Freud changed our conception of the human mind. Few writers and very few philosophers have tried to to tell us what this change amounts to. Sebastian Read more...

 
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