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Of philosophers and madmen : a disclosure of Martin Heidegger, Medard Boss, and Sigmund Freud

Author: Richard Askay; Jensen Farquhar
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011.
Series: Contemporary psychoanalytic studies, 12.
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"This text is an innovative exploration of philosophy and madness in the context of the critical engagement of Heidegger's phenomenological ontology with Freudian psychoanalysis. Included is a play in which, after a mental breakdown, Martin Heidegger undergoes psychoanalytic treatment from Dr. Medard Boss. Boss is essentially caught between two intellectual giants: his patient, Heidegger, who challenges him to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Martin Heidegger; Medard Boss; Sigmund Freud; Martin Heidegger; Medard Boss; Sigmund Freud; Martin Heidegger; Medard Boss; Sigmund Freud; Medard Boss; Sigmund Freud; Martin Heidegger; Sigmund Freud; Martin Heidegger; Medard Boss; Martin Heidegger; Medard Boss; Sigmund Freud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Askay; Jensen Farquhar
ISBN: 9789042034266 9042034262 9789401207140 9401207143
OCLC Number: 764302584
Description: xi, 146 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Of philosophers and madmen : a play --
pt. 2. A disclosure of Martin Heidegger, Medard Boss, and Sigmund Freud. 1. On the nature of humans : Sigmund Freud ; 2. "Finding oneself" in Heidegger's early philosophy ; 3. Stemming the tide: Martin Heidegger's critique of Freudian psychoanalysis ; 4. A creative misunderstanding : Ludwig Binswanger --
5. In search of a humanistic grounding for psychoanalysis : Medard Boss ; Conclusion : toward an integration of psychoanalysis and phenomenological ontology.
Series Title: Contemporary psychoanalytic studies, 12.
Responsibility: Richard Askay and Jensen Farquhar.

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"This text is an innovative exploration of philosophy and madness in the context of the critical engagement of Heidegger's phenomenological ontology with Freudian psychoanalysis. Included is a play in which, after a mental breakdown, Martin Heidegger undergoes psychoanalytic treatment from Dr. Medard Boss. Boss is essentially caught between two intellectual giants: his patient, Heidegger, who challenges him to evolve beyond traditional Freudian psychoanalysis, and his mentor, Freud, who acts as a "ghostly" consultant in facilitating Heidegger's return to health. The dialogue of the play consists of actual quotes taken from the major thinkers themselves, which enhances the authenticity of this fictitious production. In addition, the theoretical perspectives of Freud, Heidegger, Boss, and Ludwig Binswanger are included to enhance the readers' background knowledge. In the process of disclosing these brilliant theorists, this book uncovers what each orientation has to offer the others."--Publisher's website.

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