Late Sigmund Freud

Late Sigmund Freud

Or, The Last Word on Psychoanalysis, Society, and All the Riddles of Life

Dufresne, Todd (Lakehead University, Ontario)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

In his last phase, Freud produced his most popular works, The Future of an Illusion and Civilization and its Discontents. Dufresne provides a fundamental reassessment of these works, arguing that they represent Freud's final word on the authentic meaning of psychoanalysis and its application to culture and society.
Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Death and the cultural turn in psychoanalysis; 1. Positivism and the specter of non-existence: the romantic depths of Freud's The Future of an Illusion; 2. Mysticism, war, love, and religion: Civilization and its Discontents, reality, and Romain Rolland; 3. 'The audacity cannot be avoided': Freud and Moses, reality and fiction; Conclusion. Ethics, spirituality, and psychoanalysis: prequel to the 'late Freud'; Coda. 'Undisguised resentment', war, and the challenge of being cultured; References; Index.
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