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PHIL 6643 Freud's Civilization and Its Discontent (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will develop a close reading of Freud's text, with attention to the therapeutic concerns and technical difficulties that frame it and the cultural critique that it proposes. We will also consider the question of Freud's legacy, as debated between ego psychology and the interpretation developed by Jacques Lacan.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Bloechl

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with Freudian thought desirable, but not strictly necessary.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17