Routledge (2001)

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Richard Boothby
Loyola University Maryland
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Using Jacques Lacan's work as a key, this groundbreaking work reassesses the philosophical significance of Freud's most ambitious general theory of mental functioning: metapsychology. Richard Boothby forcefully argues that this theory has been misunderstood, and that therefore Freud's impact on philosophy has been unjustly muted. Freud as Philosopher illuminates in a fresh and newly accessible way the central points of Freud's metapsychology-including the guiding metaphor of psychical energy and the final, enigmatic theory of the twin drives of life and death-through the three cardinal Lacanian categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real. This exciting and brilliant book will have a definitive impact on how psychoanalysis is conceived in relation to philosophy.
Keywords Psychoanalysis and philosophy
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Call number BF175.4.P45.B66 2001
ISBN(s) 0415925908   0415925894   9781315870403
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Jacques Lacan.Adrian Johnston - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Unconscious Subjectivity.Joseph U. Neisser - 2006 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 12.

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