Building Out Into The Dark: Theory and Observation in Science and Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Robert A. Caper

Building Out Into The Dark: Theory and Observation in Science and Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 118
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 27849
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415466813
  • ISBN 10 : 0415466814

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Building Out into the Dark also explores topics including: the origins of psychoanalysis in the art of medicine; the therapeutic effect of psychoanalysis; the archaic superego; psychoanalysis with the individual and groups; what makes psychoanalytic work unique.

"Building Out into the Dark" offers a thoughtful consideration of the nature of psychoanalytic knowledge and how it is gained. The book's accessible and concise style makes it a useful introductory resource for students studying psychoanalysis, for psychotherapists who are curious about the distinction between psychoanalysis and other forms of therapy as well as those interested in placing psychoanalysis in the context of current cultural and intellectual developments.

About the Author:
Robert Caper is Assistanc Clinical Professor, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is the author of numerous psychoanalytic and scientific research papers and of two books: "Immaterial Facts: Freud's Discovery of Psychic Reality and Klein's Development of His Work" and "A Mind of One's Own". He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

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