Gellner The Psychoanalytic Movement

Name: Gellner The Psychoanalytic Movement
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Title: The Psychoanalytic Movement: The Cunning of Unreason
Author: Ernest Gellner
Language: English
Year: 2008
Subjects: N/A
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd edition
Total pages: 254

The Psychoanalytic Movement explains how the language of psychoanalysis became the dominant way in which the middle classes of the industrialized West speak about their emotions.

  • Explains how the language of psychoanalysis became the dominant way for the industrialized West to speak about emotion.
  • Argues that although psychoanalysis offers an incisive picture of human nature, it provides untestable operational definitions and makes unsubstantiated claims concerning its therapeutic efficacy.
  • Includes new foreword by Jose Brunner that expands on the central argument of the book and argues that Gellner and Freud might be seen as kindred spirits.

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