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PHIL 7729 Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The aims of this course are: (1) we will work through an extensive set of primary Freudian texts, examining the scope and development of Freud's thought with particular attention to the issues which repeatedly return to trouble and fascinate Freud--the nature of the drives and their relation to repetition, sublimation, and cultural achievement; (2) we will survey some of the central clinical developments subsequent to Freud's time, such as ego psychology, object relations theory, and self-psychology, (3) we will examine outlines of philosophical responses to Freud, summarizing and selectively reading the responses of Ricoeur, Laplanche, Marcuse, Derrida, and Girard.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Vanessa Rumble

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13