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Philosophical Essays on Freud

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ISBN-10: 0521284252

ISBN-13: 9780521284257

Edition: 1982

Authors: Richard Wollheim, James Hopkins

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Philosophers are increasingly coming to recognise the importance of Freudian theory for the understanding of the mind. The picture Freud presents of the mind's growth and Organisation holds implications not just for such perennial questions as the relation of mind and body, the nature of memory and personal identity, the interplay of cognitive and affective processes in reasoning and acting, but also for the very way in which these questions are conceived and an interpretation of the mind is sought. This volume of essays, by some of today's leading philosophers, explores all these topics, as well as the methods, results and status of the theory itself, while two 'classical' discussions by…    
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Book details

List price: $56.99
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Richard Wollheim was Mills Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of California, Davis.

Conversations on Freud; excerpt from 1932G++3 lectures
Freud, Kepler, and the clinical evidence
Critical empiricism criticized: the case of Freud
Freudian common sense
Disposition and memory
On Freud's doctrine of emotions
The id and the thinking process
The bodily ego
Norms and the normal
On the generation and classification of defence mechanisms
Models of repression
Mauvaise foi and the unconscious
Self-deception and the 'splitting of the ego'
Freud's anthropomorphism
Freud's anatomies of the self
Motivated irrationality, Freudian theory and cognitive dissonance
Paradoxes of irrationality