Philosophy and Working-through the Past

Philosophy and Working-through the Past : A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739182846
  • 9780739182840

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
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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.
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