Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul

Author(s) : Jonathan Lear

Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul

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  • Publisher : Harvard U.P.
  • Published : 1998
  • Category :
    Culture and Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 5717
  • ISBN 13 : 9780674455344
  • ISBN 10 : 0674455347

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"Freud is discredited, so we do not have to think about the darker strains of unconcious motivation anymore. We know what moves our political leaders, so we don't have to look closely at their thinking either." In fact, the author argues, everywhere we look in contemporary culture, knowingness has taken the place of thought. This book is an assault on that "deadening trend", especially as it affects our deepest attempts to understand the human psyche - in philosophy and psychoanalysis. It explodes the widespread notion that we already know the problems and proper methods in these fields and so no longer need to ask crucial questions about the structure of human subjectivity.

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