David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80 (4):563-580 (2006)
This article compares the accounts of psychical unity in Freud and Lonergan. Following a detailed account of Freud’s understanding of psychical structure andhis deterministic psycho-biological presuppositions, Lonergan’s understanding of psychical structure in relation to patterns of experience is discussed. As opposed to Freud’s theory, which is based on an imaginative synthesis of the classical laws of natural science, Lonergan considers psychical and organic function as concretely integrated in human functionality according to probabilistic schemes of recurrence. Consequently, Lonergan offers a theory of the psychological problems of repression and inhibition not primarily as functions of subverted organic desires, but more properly according to the functioning of intellectual bias. Lonergan thereby provides a more comprehensive understanding of the unity of the human self at the psychical level
|Keywords||Conscious Psychical Science Self Unconscious Unity Freud, Sigmund Lonergan, Bernard|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Allan N. Schore (2001). The Right Brain as the Neurobiological Substratum of Freud's Dynamic Unconscious. In David E. Scharff (ed.), The Psychoanalytic Century: Freud's Legacy for the Future. Other Press. 61-88.
Gilberto Gomes (1995). Self-Awareness and the Mind-Brain Problem. Philosophical Psychology 8 (2):155-65.
Fulvio Marone (2002). Suggestions From the Unconscious: Freud, Hypnosis, and the Mind-Body Problem. In Gertrudis Van de Vijver & Filip Geerardyn (eds.), The Pre-Psychoanalytic Writings of Sigmund Freud. Karnac Books. 226-232.
Thomas Natsoulas (2000). Freud and Consciousness: X. The Place of Consciousness in Freud's Science. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought 23 (4):525-561.
Amihud Gilead (2008). A Humean Argument for Personal Identity. Metaphysica 9 (1):1-16.
Shannon Sullivan (2004). Ethical Slippages, Shattered Horizons, and the Zebra Striping of the Unconscious: Fanon on Social, Bodily, and Psychical Space. Philosophy and Geography 7 (1):9-24.
David L. Smith (2002). Freud's Neural Unconscious. In Gertrudis Van de Vijver & Filip Geerardyn (eds.), The Pre-Psychoanalytic Writings of Sigmund Freud. 155-164.
Talia Welsh (2002). The Retentional and the Repressed: Does Freud's Concept of the Unconscious Threaten Husserlian Phenomenology? [REVIEW] Human Studies 25 (2):165-183.
Constantine Sandis (2009). Hitchcock's Conscious Use of Freud's Unconscious. Europe's Journal of Psychology 3:56-81.
Thomas Natsoulas (2001). The Freudian Conscious. Consciousness and Emotion. Special Issue 2 (1):1-28.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #195,517 of 1,096,601 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #68,895 of 1,096,601 )
How can I increase my downloads?