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Psychoanalysis, Science and Politics (Paperback, 1st US ed): Michael Rustin
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Psychoanalysis, Science and Politics (Paperback, 1st US ed)

Michael Rustin

Series: Disseminations: psychoanalysis in contexts

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Winner of the Gradiva Book Award (2002) Reason and Unreason: Psychoanalysis, Science and Politics explores issues concerning the justification and legitimacy of psychoanalytic knowledge, and its relevance to political and social questions. Part I explores the achievements of the British psychoanalytic tradition, relating these to recent developments in the sociological understanding of the sciences. The argument over the legitimacy of psychoanalysis is advanced beyond sterile polemics towards a more complex and self-confident understanding of its distinctive features and contributions. The book's second major theme concerns the relevance of psychoanalysis to social and political understanding. Psychoanalysis is here identified as a late form of "modernism" providing coherent and profound ways of thinking about the needs of society. Public policy, Rustin argues, would be more effective if based on a psychoanalytically-informed understanding of relational needs and unconscious anxieties.


Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Disseminations: psychoanalysis in contexts
Release date: July 2001
First published: 2002
Authors: Michael Rustin
Dimensions: 230 x 157 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-8195-6479-5
Barcode: 9780819564795
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics
Books > Science & Mathematics > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Philosophy & theory of psychology > Psychoanalysis & psychoanalytical theory
LSN: 0-8195-6479-6

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