Psychoanalysis and the personal/sub-personal distinction

Philosophical Explorations 3 (1):96-119 (2000)
This paper attempts in the first instance to clarify the application of the personal/sub-personal distinction to psychoanalysis and to indicate how this issue is related to that of psychoanalysis" epistemology. It is argued that psychoanalysis may be regarded either as a form of personal psychology, or as a form of jointly personal and sub-personal psychology, but not as a form of sub-personal psychology. It is further argued that psychoanalysis indicates a problem with the personal/sub-personal distinction itself as understood by Dennett A revised view of the distinction, which is argued to reflect its true metaphysical significance, is proposed
Keywords Personal  Psychoanalysis  Science  Sub-personal  Dennett, D
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DOI 10.1080/13869790008520983
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