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Thomas De Quincey and the cognitive unconscious

Author: Markus Iseli
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
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"This book examines Thomas De Quincey's notion of the unconscious in the light of modern cognitive science and nineteenth-century science. The cognitive unconscious, which postulates complex, rational, and beneficial mental processes, opposes the instinctive and intellectually primitive psychoanalytical unconscious. On this basis, this book challenges Freudian theories as the default methodology in order to  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas / 1785-1859 De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Iseli
ISBN: 9781137501073 1137501073
DOI: 10.1057/9781137501080
OCLC Number: 907658296
Description: x, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: Language --
The need for neologisms and the emergence of Subconscious --
De Quincey's Subconscious and the cognitive unconscious --
Style and the relvelatory power of language --
Part II: Body and brain --
The embodied unconscious in animal magnetism and physiology --
Mesmeric and opium-induced states of mind --
The brain-mind in the Confessions, literary criticism, and Suspiria.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Responsibility: Markus Iseli.

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This book examines Thomas De Quincey's notion of the unconscious in the light of modern cognitive science and nineteenth-century science. It challenges Freudian theories as the default methodology in  Read more...
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