The Psychoanalytic Movement - The Cunning of Unreason

Author(s): Ernest Gellner


The Psychoanalytic Movement explains how the language ofpsychoanalysis became the dominant way in which the middle classesof the industrialized West speak about their emotions.Explains how the language of psychoanalysis became the dominantway for the industrialized West to speak about emotion.Argues that although psychoanalysis offers an incisive pictureof human nature, it provides untestable operational definitions andmakes unsubstantiated claims concerning its therapeuticefficacy.Includes new foreword by Jose Brunner that expands on thecentral argument of the book and argues that Gellner and Freudmight be seen as kindred spirits.

Name on front endpaper

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General Fields

  • : 9780810113695
  • : Northwestern University Press
  • : Northwestern University Press
  • : August 1993
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  • : books

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  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 241
  • : Ernest Gellner