Stories From the Bog: On Madness, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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This collection of short stories and essays call into question the medical-scientific narrative, its understandings of psychoanalysis and madness, and the identity, purpose and ethics that flow from and sustain its narrative. These stories are gathered from meetings with people on in-patient units and in private practice. Emphasis is placed on the centrality of the Freudian unconscious in the process of listening, understanding and responding in the analytic discourse. Collectively, they reintroduce the identity of the analytic practitioner as the shaman of contemporary times, a mind-poet who sees the world through a magical –as opposed to a scientific- visionary experience. “With a wry humour and piercing intellect, Dr. Kavanaugh’s Stories from the Bog…, evokes the Celtic legacy of story-telling in psychoanalysis.” -David L. Downing “A scintillating book that dances on edges of the human mind. At once, challenging, reflective and enriched by details of therapeutic work.” -Michael Eigen, Author, Contact With the Depths “Dr. Kavanaugh captures the essence of the psychoanalytic enterprise. … this book is a work of psychoanalytic art by one of its most creative practitioners.”.
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