The Existentialist Critique of Freud.
By: Izenberg, Gerald N.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (368 p.).ISBN: 9781400869596.Subject(s): Existential psychology | Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 | PsychoanalysisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Existentialist Critique of Freud: The Crisis of AutonomyDDC classification: 150.1952 | 150/.19/52 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Preface; CONTENTS; Introduction: The Crisis of Autonomy; Chapter One: The Positivist Foundations of Freud's Theory of Meaning ; Chapter Two: The Background of the Existential Critique ; Chapter Three: The Existentialist Critique of Psychoanalytic Theory ; Chapter Four: The Historical Significance of the Existential Critique ; Chapter Five: The Existentialist Concept of the Self ; Chapter Six: Authenticity as an Ethic and a Concept of Health ; Chapter Seven: Ideology and Social Theory in Psychoanalysis and Existentialism ; Bibliography ; Index
Although largely sympathetic to Freud's clinical achievement, the existentialists criticized Freudian metapsychology as inappropriate to a truly humanistic psychology. Gerald Izenberg evaluates the critique of Freud in the work of two existential philosophers, Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre, and two existential psychiatrists, Ludwig Binswanger and Medard Boss. His book interprets the relationship of psychoanalysis and existentialism and traces the history of a crisis in the European rationalist tradition. The author unveils the positivist foundations of Freud's theory of meaning and
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