Psychoanalytic Knowledge and the Nature of Mind presents cutting edge thinking on some fundamental ideas in psychoanalysis by important international scholars in the field of the philosophy of psychoanalysis. It explores the nature of psychoanalytic knowledge in the light of contemporary philosophical views or critiques of a diversity of topics relevant to psychoanalysis: the philosophy of mind; the notion of changing oneself; religion; the notion of interdisciplinary links with psychoanalytic knowledge; post-Freudian psychoanalytic knowledge and challenges to psychoanalytic methodology.
List of Figures * Acknowledgement * Notes on Contributors * Examining the Nature of Psychoanalytic Knowledge--M. Cheung Chung * Kant and Freud--A. Brook * Psychoanalysis as Philosophy, Psychoanalysis as Worldview--C. F. Alford * 'Some Unimaginable Substratum': A Contemporary Introduction to Freud's Philosophy of Mind--D. L. Smith * Freud and the Neurological Unconscious--G. Gillett * The Etiology of Emotion and Ossification of Self: You Can't Change People Because People Don't Change--M. P. Levine * The Illusion of a Future--W. D. Hart * Emotion, Evolution and Conflict--J. Hopkins * Freud, Object Relations, Agency and the Self--T. Pataki * Autonomy and the Problem of Suffering: Tragedy and Transcendence in Psychoanalytic Discourse--S. R. Kirschner * The Self In Psychoanalysis: Heinz Kohut and Narcissism: A Critique--I. Dilman * Challenges to Psychoanalytic Methodology--M. Macmillan
About the Editors:
Man Cheung Chung is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, UK.
Colin Feltham is Reader in Counselling at Sheffield Hallam University and former co-editor of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.