The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis Paperback
Edited by Jacques Alain Miller
The author's writings, and especially the seminars for which he has become famous, have provoked intense controversies in French analytic circles, requiring as they do a radical reappraisal of the legacy bequeathed by Freud.
This volume is based on a year's seminar, which is of particular importance because he was addressing a larger, less specialist audience than ever before, amongst whom he could not assume familiarity with his work.
For his listeners then, and for his readers now, he wanted "to introduce a certain coherence into the major concepts on which psycho-analysis is based", namely the unconscious, repetition, the transference and the drive.
In re-defining these four concepts he explores the question that, as he puts it, moves from "Is psycho-analysis a science?" to "What is a science that includes psycho-analysis?"
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 302 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2004
- Category: Psychiatry
- ISBN: 9781855753570
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