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Freud As a Social and Cultural Theorist : On Human Nature and the Civilizing Process.

Author: Howard L Kaye
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Classical and Contemporary Social Theory Ser.
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Kaye, Howard L.
Freud As a Social and Cultural Theorist : On Human Nature and the Civilizing Process.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard L Kaye
ISBN: 9780429776939 0429776934
OCLC Number: 1076232230
Notes: Freud as a philosopher of human nature.
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Was Freud a medical scientist or a social theorist?; The mysterious "Development of the Hero"; The myth of the scientific Freud and its appeal; Notes; 2. In search of the "royal road"; Freud's university years: science, philosophy, and the reformation of society; Brain anatomy, philosophy, and practical concerns; Charcot and the study of nervous disorders; Hysteria and hypnosis; The sexual aetiology of hysteria; Sexual deficiency and moral excess. Laying the cornerstone of psychoanalysis: the concept of defenseThe detour of the seduction theory; Dreams and the discovery of the royal road; Notes; 3. The "compelling call" of psychology and the foundational texts of 1899-1905; Human nature and the power of phantasy; The reception of Freud's "dream book"; Human nature and cultural analysis in the foundational texts; Sexuality, sublimation, and cultural critique; Freud, Kraus, and the social Liberals; Neurosis and the death of ascetic culture; Notes. 4. Psychoanalysis as cultural critique: From frustrated sexuality to the problem of authorityOn the failings of modern art; The culture of defense; Religion and its pathologies; The "Rat Man" as a "cultural-historical document"; The waning of religion and the problem of authority; Schreber and the antinomian temptation; Notes; 5. Totem and Taboo: The emergence of Freud as a social theorist; Social theory and myth; Freud's first theory of aggression; Totem and Taboo: From analogy to genealogy; The social bond and its dissolution; Notes; 6. From metapsychology to social psychology. "On Narcissism": culture enters the psycheThe impact of the war on Freud's metapsychology; Disillusionment and melancholia; On the nature of evil and the transformation of instinct; Notes; 7. Death, the uncanny, and the post-war crisis of authority; War neuroses and the transformation of Freudian theory; Philosophy and myth in Beyond the Pleasure Principle; "The Uncanny" and the assault on charisma; Group Psychology and the inoculation against the charismatic; On the "magnificent festival of the ego"; Notes; 8. The psychology of the ego and the riddles of mind and culture. On the "high aim" of The Ego and the IdPhylogeny and ontogeny; Freud's response to his cancer diagnosis; The importance of lay analysis; Notes; 9. The work of culture; Auditing culture's portfolio of assets; Rolland and the oceanic feeling; Misreading Civilization; Civilization and the transformation of Freud's cultural theory; Notes; 10. Freud's testament; The mystery of the Jews; Critical reception; "Moses an Egyptian"; The murder of Moses; Moses and Monotheism as a "daydream"; Coda: The advance from henotheism to monotheism; Notes; Conclusion: The Freud who endures.
Series Title: Classical and Contemporary Social Theory Ser.

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