Philosophy and Working-through the Past : A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies
Philosophy and Working-through the Past defends the relevance to philosophy of the implications of Freud's conception of object loss, especially his provocative discussions of mourning and melancholia. It engages with ongoing debates concerning the relevance of psychoanalysis to social theory, and suggests that emancipation from pathological culture be conceived as a mournful process of working-through the past.
- Hardback | 188 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
- 16 Dec 2013
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Introduction Chapter 1: Freud: Sociality, Fixation, and Working-through Chapter 2: Working-through the Past in Kant, Marx and Freud Chapter 3: Loss and Recognition: Axel Honneth's reading of psychoanalysis Chapter 4: Freud's Critique of Philosophy: Animism in Husserl's Crisis Chapter 5: Melancholic Da-sein: Lossless Existence in Being and Time Chapter 6: Ideological Subjection, Panic, and Subversion
About Jeffrey M. Jackson
Jeffrey M. Jackson is associate professor of philosophy and interim chairperson in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown.