The Seductions of Psychoanalysis

Reflection on the history of psychoanalysis, its conceptual foundations and its relation to other disciplines.

Author: John Forrester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521424666

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reflection on the history of psychoanalysis, its conceptual foundations and its relation to other disciplines.
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Seduction Suggestion Psychoanalysis

This book makes clear that the problem of seduction and suggestion raises major psychoanalytic, and more generally philosophical problems that are still of great importance for the self-understanding of contemporary humankind.

Author: Philippe van Haute

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9058671275

Category: Medical

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This book makes clear that the problem of seduction and suggestion raises major psychoanalytic, and more generally philosophical problems that are still of great importance for the self-understanding of contemporary humankind.
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Freud s Women

It also tells the many stories of Freudacirc;Äôs women and explores their influence on him and his on them: dutiful daughter Anna, who carried on his work; the novelist and turn-of-the-century femme fatale, Lou Salomete Marie Bonaparte, ...

Author: Lisa Appignanesi

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1892746948

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Focusing on the women in Freud's life, the authors reveal the influence of female patients, followers, and family members on the theories of the father of psychoanalysis. By the author of "Memory and Desire."
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Seductions and Enigmas

In their range, the texts brought together here are a testament to the vitality and fertility of Laplanche's theoretical endeavour, for anyone concerned with the re-reading of Freud or with continuing to recalibrate and advance the ...

Author: John Fletcher

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ISBN: 1909831085

Category: Political Science

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In a career spanning more than five decades the distinguished French psychoanalyst Jean Laplanche (1924-2012) elaborated a distinctive methodology for the reading of Freud's corpus and evolved, in connection with it, a radical new metapsychology - one that critically recast Freud's early 'seduction' theory of trauma and placed at the heart of psychic life a particular model of 'enigmatic signification.' Seductions and Enigmas is a volume dedicated to the implications of Laplanche's thought for reading and interpretation. It collects papers that elaborate Laplanche's unique method for the interpretation of Freud, with its attention to the decentering and recentering movements of thought that structure the psychoanalytic field, and explore how the metapsychological developments arising from the implementation of that method open up new horizons for the psychoanalytic reading of other texts and oeuvres in the cultural domain. The volume comprises essays by Laplanche as well as by clinicians and scholars whose work takes inspiration from his research. Authors variously establish, develop or consolidate Laplanche's critical methodology as such, or work through aspects of his major theoretical innovations as points of departure for the reading of cultural works of different kinds: fiction, drama, painting, visual and sound installations, and film. These theoretical innovations cover a breadth of topics including seduction, sublimation, gender, femininity, the functions of binding and unbinding, masochism and the role of the enigmatic. In their range, the texts brought together here are a testament to the vitality and fertility of Laplanche's theoretical endeavour, for anyone concerned with the re-reading of Freud or with continuing to recalibrate and advance the parameters of critical interpretation in light of Freud's legacy.
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The Assault on Truth

In this landmark book, drawing on his unique access to formerly sealed and hidden papers, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson dares to uncover the truth about this critical turning point in Freud's career and its enduring impact on the theory and ...

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781611872804

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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In 1896, Sigmund Freud presented his revolutionary "seduction theory," arguing that acts of sexual abuse and violence inflicted on children are the direct cause of adult mental illness. Nine years later, Freud completely reversed his position, insisting that these sexual memories were actually fantasies that never happened. Why did Freud retract the seduction theory? And why has the psychoanalytic community gone to such lengths to conceal that retraction? In this landmark book, drawing on his unique access to formerly sealed and hidden papers, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson dares to uncover the truth about this critical turning point in Freud's career and its enduring impact on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The Assault on Truth reveals a reality that neither Freud nor his followers could bear to face. Bracing in its honesty, gripping in its revelations, this is the book that prompted Masson's break with the psychoanalytic community-and launched his subsequent brilliant career as an independent thinker and writer."
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Psychoanalysis And Cultural Theory

John Forrester, “The Untold Pleasures of Psychoanalysis: Freud, Dora and the Madonna', in Forrester, The Seductions of Psychoanalysis: Freud, Lacan, ...

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349211708

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The Seduction Theory in Its Second Century

Psychoanalysts from diverse backgrounds (Freudian, Sullivanian, classical, interpersonal and self-psychological) discuss: "What is the Seduction Hypothesis?," "The Traumas of Everyday Life," and "Severely Traumatized Patients."

Author: Michael I. Good

Publisher: International Universities PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015067697923

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

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Psychoanalysts from diverse backgrounds (Freudian, Sullivanian, classical, interpersonal and self-psychological) discuss: "What is the Seduction Hypothesis?," "The Traumas of Everyday Life," and "Severely Traumatized Patients."
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The vicissitudes of seduction in psychoanalysis a study about seduction in freud ferenczi and laplanche

Este trabalho analisa as contribuições de Sigmund Freud, Sándor Ferenczi e Jean Laplanche sobre a sedução em psicanálise, destacando as principais características e o agente sedutor de cada abordagem teórica.

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Este trabalho analisa as contribuições de Sigmund Freud, Sándor Ferenczi e Jean Laplanche sobre a sedução em psicanálise, destacando as principais características e o agente sedutor de cada abordagem teórica. Enfatizando otraumático da sedução, o texto discute a sedução patológica e a sedução instituinte do psiquismo, articulando, em Freud, com a neurotica, com a descoberta das fantasias sexuais das histéricas, assim como com o papel da mãe, enquanto a primeira sedutora; em Ferenczi, com a teoria do trauma; e, em Laplanche, com a teoria da sedução generalizada.
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Psychoanalysis and Cinema

Beginning with Freud's encounter with the spectacle of hysteria on display in fin-de-siècle Paris, this study offers a detailed reading of the texts and concepts which generated the field of psychoanalytic film theory.

Author: Vicky Lebeau

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364191

Category: Performing Arts

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Lebeau examines the long and uneven history of developments in modern art, science, and technology that brought pychoanalysis and the cinema together towards the end of the nineteenth century. She explores the subsequent encounters between the two: the seductions of psychoanalysis and cinema as converging, though distinct, ways of talking about dream and desire, image and illusion, shock, and sexuality. Beginning with Freud's encounter with the spectacle of hysteria on display in fin-de-siècle Paris, this study offers a detailed reading of the texts and concepts which generated the field of psychoanalytic film theory.
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The Foundations of Psychoanalysis

B. Are Natural Science Modes of Explanation and Validation Gainsaid in Psychoanalysis by the Pathogenicity of Seduction Fantasies, or by the Explanatory ...

Author: Adolf Grunbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520907329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This study is a philosophical critique of the foundations of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis. As such, it also takes cognizance of his claim that psychoanalysis has the credentials of a natural science. It shows that the reasoning on which Freud rested the major hypotheses of his edifice was fundamentally flawed, even if the probity of the clinical observations he adduced were not in question. Moreover, far from deserving to be taken at face value, clinical data from the psychoanalytic treatment setting are themselves epistemically quite suspect.
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Memory Myth and Seduction

The theory of seduction and the problem of the other (L. Thurston, Trans.). International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 78, 653–666. Laplanche J., & Pontalis ...

Author: Jean-Georges Schimek

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135191894

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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This collection of published and unpublished papers, skillfully arranged and edited by Deborah Browning, reveals the development and evolution of Schimek's thinking on unconscious fantasy and the interpretive process, derived from a close reading of Freud as well as contemporary psychoanalysis. Divided thematically, the first section concerns fantasy, interpretation, and the coconstruction of meaning in the therapeutic setting. A scholarly history and reappraisal of Freud's seduction theory comprises the second section, and the third, more theoretical section provides a foundation for understanding many current discussions of unconscious fantasy, dreaming, memory, consciousness, affect, self-reflection, mentalization, and implicit relational knowing.
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Seduction and Desire

This book provides a systematic account of the current state of theory, developing a gender-wide model of human sexuality and outlining the implications of this for psychotherapy practice.

Author: Ilka Quindeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429918827

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Modern society has introduced many new relationships and family forms and the pluralisation of sexual lifestyles in the hundred years since Freud. This book provides a systematic account of the current state of theory, developing a gender-wide model of human sexuality and outlining the implications of this for psychotherapy practice. The author argues that the development of human sexuality follows no innate biological programs, but takes place in an interpersonal relationship, often established in the early parent-child relationship. Whereas the current psychoanalytic discourse emanates from a rather rigid division of gender relations emphasizing the differences between men and women, the author develops a gender-wide model of human sexuality in which the 'masculine' and 'feminine' are integrated and contribute to the full diversity of gender identities and sexual varieties. She points to structural similarities of hetero-and homosexuality and perversion and calls for a general human sexuality that is based less on differences between men and women than with each other.
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Rites and Myths of Seduction

This book fosters a clear understanding of the affective roots of seduction that can lead to transformation and the discovery of a new identity.

Author: Aldo Carotenuto

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ISBN: 1888602198

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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"In the analytical relationship, the patient must maintain equilibrium between fear and attraction; the analyst must realize that the analytical process animates fantasies of seduction. In a fable told by a patient, an analyst, and a narrator, the secret meanings of the encounter are revealed. This book fosters a clear understanding of the affective roots of seduction that can lead to transformation and the discovery of a new identity."--BOOK JACKET.
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Seduction Surrender and Transformation

Seduction, Surrender, and Transformation demonstrates how interpersonal psychoanalysis obliges analysts to engage their patients with genuine emotional responsiveness, so that not only the patient but the analyst too is open to ongoing ...

Author: Karen J. Maroda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135060848

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Seduction, Surrender, and Transformation demonstrates how interpersonal psychoanalysis obliges analysts to engage their patients with genuine emotional responsiveness, so that not only the patient but the analyst too is open to ongoing transformation through the analytic experience. In so doing, the analyst moves from the position of an "interpreting observer" to that of an "active participant and facilitator" whose affective communications enable the patient to acquire basic self-trust along with self-knowledge. Drawing on the current literature on affect, Maroda argues that psychological change occurs through affect-laden interpersonal processes. Given that most patients in psychotherapy have problems with affect management, the completing of cycles of affective communication between therapist and patient becomes a vitally important aspect of the therapeutic enterprise. Through emotionally open responses to their patients and careful use of patient-prompted self-disclosures, analysts can facilitate affect regulation responsibly and constructively, with the emphasis always remaining on the patients' experience. Moments of mutual surrender - the honest emotional giving over of patient to analyst and analyst to patient - epitomize the emotionally intense interpersonal experiences that lead to enduring intrapsychic change. Maroda's work is profoundly personal. She does not hesitate to share with the reader how her own personality affects her thinking and her work. Indeed, she believes her theoretical and clinical preferences are emblematic of the way in which the analyst's subjectivity necessarily shapes theory choice and practice preferences in general. Seduction, Surrender, and Transfomation is not only a powerful brief for emotional honesty in the analytic relationship but also a model of the personal openness that, according to Maroda, psychoanalysis demands of all its practitioners.
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Psychoanalysis the Body and the Oedipal Plot

A Critical Re-Imaging of the Body in Psychoanalysis Fernanda Magallanes. by the primary seduction of an other (caregiver). This primary seduction is ...

Author: Fernanda Magallanes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429750090

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

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Psychoanalysis, the Body, and the Oedipal Plot is a new radical departure in psychoanalytic exposition. An attempt is made to convey, in a language accessible for people from different disciplines, some of the most difficult processes that conform our subjectivity and our concept of difference and alterity. Containing both significant theoretical material and applications of the theory to clinical psychoanalytic practice, this book offers the latest thinking on the importance of the body in psychoanalytic theory. Psychoanalysis, the Body, and the Oedipal Plot will be of interest to psychoanalysts, philosophers, and cultural theorists.
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Radical Claims in Freudian Psychoanalysis

find confirmatory evidence of early childhood seduction as a needed cause of hysteria. The reported seductions of patients could either be taken at ...

Author: Mark Holowchak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780765708212

Category: Psychology

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Radical Claims in Freudian Psychoanalysis: Point/Counterpoint, edited by M. Andrew Holowchak, features pro and con essays on some of the most extreme Freudian claims, including the Freudian unconscious and the Oedipus complex. The format of this volume allows for a close examination of the contentious issues in some of the most radical claims of Freud's psychoanalysis from different viewpoints.
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The Haunted Self

John Forrester , ' Rape , Seduction , Psychoanalysis ' , in The Seductions of Psychoanalysis : Freud , Lacan and Derrida ( Cambridge : Cambridge University ...

Author: David Lomas

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300088000

Category: Art

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"The question, 'Who am I?' resounded throughout the surrealist movement. The exploration of dreams and the unconscious prompted surrealists to reject the notion of a unified, indivisible self by revealing the subject to be haunted by otherness and instability. In this book David Lomas explores the surrealist concepts of the self and subjectivity from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. Employing a series of case studies devoted to individual artists, Lomas arrives at a radically new account of surrealist art and its cultural and intellectual roots." "Weaving together psychoanalytic and historical material, the author analyses works by Ernst, Dali, Masson, Miro and Picasso with regard to such themes as automatism, hysteria, the uncanny and the abject. Lomas focuses closely on individual artworks, examines the specific circumstances in which they were produced and offers new insights into the artists and their projects as well as the theories of Bataille, Breton and others. Lomas demonstrates the powerful connection between the history of psychoanalysis and the history of surrealism, and along the way shows the unique value of psychoanalytic theory as a tool for the art historian."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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