Belief and Imagination: Explorations in Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Ronald Britton

Belief and Imagination: Explorations in Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 1998
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 6360
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415194389
  • ISBN 10 : 0415194385

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Belief and Imagination brings together Ronald Britton's writing on these subjects over the last fifteen years, exploring the concepts from a Kleinian perspective.

The book covers
* the status of phantasies in an individuals mind - are they facts orpossibilities?
* how the notions of objectivity and subjectivity are interrelated and have their origins in the Oedipal triangle
* how phantasies which are held to be products of the imagination, can be accounted for in psychoanalytic terms.

Britton also examines the relationship between psychic reality and fictional writing, and the ways in which belief, imagination and reality are explored in the works of Wordsworth, Rilke, Milton and Blake.

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