Plurality and Perspective in Psychoanalysis

Plurality and Perspective in Psychoanalysis

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The book provides a defense of the rational authority of psychoanalytic knowledge that does justice to the plurality of psychoanalytic perspectives and resolves central impasses in the psychoanalytic literature and in the literature concerning psychoanalysis and science. It also provides a systematic, comparative, and critical introduction to the main schools of psychoanalysis useful for clinicians, academics, and those exploring psychoanalysis for the first time.show more

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  • Hardback | 586 pages
  • 160 x 232 x 34mm | 899.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739169513
  • 9780739169513

About Adam Rosen-Carole

Adam Rosen-Carole is a visiting assistant professor of social sciences and cultural studies at Pratt Institute. His research interests include modern European philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist philosophy. He is the author of Lacan and Klein, Creation and Discovery (Lexington 2011), as well as a number of articles on political philosophy, psychoanalysis, and feminist philosophy in journals including The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, The European Journal of Psychoanalysis, Alternatives, Pli, The New Centennial Review, Ethical Perspectives, and Glossator.show more

Review quote

With this book, Adam Rosen-Carole establishes himself as one of our most important scholars of psychoanalysis. The breadth and depth of his knowledge of the field is extraordinary, and the philosophical arguments he brings to bear on its most difficult issues essential. -- Alan Bass, The New School for Social Research This work is remarkable for the amplitude of its knowledge concerning Freudian theory and its development in Europe and the United States as well as for its epistemological study. Added to this is the originality of Rosen-Carole's thought which is striking for both its rigor and its audacity. -- Julia Kristeva, The University of Parisshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Questions of Commitment Chapter 2: Plurality in Psychoanalysis Chapter 3: Conflict and Controversy Chapter 4: Insecurity in Analysis Chapter 5: Subjectivity: A Dialectic of Creation and Discovery Chapter 6: Objectivity: A Dialectic of Universalization and Particularization Chapter 7: Science and Satisfactionshow more