Psyche, Culture, World: Excursions in Existentialism and Psychoanalytic Philosophy

Author(s) : Jon Mills

Psyche, Culture, World: Excursions in Existentialism and Psychoanalytic Philosophy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 404
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 96827
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032306254
  • ISBN 10 : 1032306254

Reviews and Endorsements

"Jon Mills’ Psyche, Culture, World is one of the most ambitious attempts yet to synthesize philosophy and psychoanalysis. In particular, Mills offers readers a sophisticated contemporary reactivation of the tradition of existential psychoanalysis bringing together analytic metapsychology with the insights of phenomenology and existentialism. Against those who would dismiss psychoanalysis and/or existentialist thought as passé, Mills convincingly demonstrates that a combination of these two orientations provides the best cognitive mapping available of our present set of psychical and social conundrums, of the human condition in the twenty-first century." - Adrian Johnston, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico; author of Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism

"Once again, Jon Mills has regaled us with yet another example of the breadth and depth of his subtle understanding of the relationship between philosophy and psychoanalysis. In this important work, Mills deftly demonstrates the philosophical underpinnings of psychoanalysis while bringing heretofore neglected aspects of phenomenology and existential philosophy to bear in illuminating the existential basis of psychoanalytic practice. His exegesis of the unconscious, myth, truth, freedom, and evil are both impressive and original. A true tour de force and cogent exploration of the role that existence plays in our lives." - M. Guy Thompson, PhD, author of The Death of Desire: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness

"Jon Mills views psychoanalysis as essentially an existential enterprise about human beings as agents. He combines psychoanalysis with a rich philosophical tradition to confront key conundrums of human existence. Novel and illuminating ideas leap from the pages of this brilliant scholarly yet accessible magnum opus." - Douglas Kirsner, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; author of Unfree Associations

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