Reflecting Psychoanalysis : Narrative and Resolve in the Psychoanalytic Experience

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At the heart of this book is an ethical question: 'With what legitimacy do I assume the right to interpret my fellow being?' This question is raised in the context of a critique of a particular hermeneutic interpretation of psychoanalysis, namely, psychoanalysis as an objectifying discipline in which the other (the analysand) is regarded quintessentially as a representation or exterior object to be understood. The author embraces the fundamental intersubjectivity of psychoanalytic experience. Intersubjectivity is viewed as the human encounter within the psychoanalytic setting where there occurs a mutual influencing or acting upon, rather than an encounter guided by an essentially objectivating scientific knowledge. Truth in this conception is not a cumulatively acquired possession, but an always-emerging process coiled within an interpretative dialectic occurring between human beings. This is a thoughtful, nuanced, clearly articulated and challenging book that engages directly with the perceived crisis of psychoanalysis.

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Author(s):Jurgen Reeder 

Format: Paperback / softback | 286pages

Dimensions:  x  x  | 453.59 gr

Publication Date: 20020516

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Language: English

ISBN 10: 1855752840

ISBN 13: 9781855752849