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Published: 15 March 2009

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780199551255

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Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and the A-rational Mind

Linda A W Brakel

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Re-appraises some of the key psychoanalytic concepts, showing what they can offer both psychiatry and philosophy of mind, and help us better understand human nature
  • Provides philosophical analyses of basic psychological phenomena such as beliefs desires, phantasies, wishes, and drives, helping the reader to better appreciate the deep connection between psychoanalysis and the philosophy of mind/ philosophy of action
  • Shows how psychoanalytic theory can be understood as a scientific theory

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