Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and the A-rational Mind

Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and the A-rational Mind

Linda A W Brakel

Print publication date: Feb 2009

ISBN: 9780199551255

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource explores some basic psychological phenomena- beliefs, desires, phantasies, wishes, and drives- examining a range of fascinating cases, and explaining their significance for both philosophers and psychoanalysts, and provides a powerful re-appraisal of psychoanalysis and the role it can play in helping us better understand human nature.