Thinking in Cases

Author(s) : John Forrester

Thinking in Cases

Book Details

  • Publisher : Polity Press
  • Published : 2016
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 220
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 39237
  • ISBN 13 : 9781509508624
  • ISBN 10 : 1509508627

Also by John Forrester

Freud's Women

Freud's Women

Price £12.56

save £1.39

Paperback
£17.99
In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

Today many philosophers and historians of science would acknowledge that there are different kinds of activity that we call science and different kinds of reasoning that are practised in them. But one kind of reasoning that has not received as much attention as it deserves is the form of reasoning that John Forrester aptly called thinking in cases. What exactly is involved in using particular case histories to think systematically about social, psychological and historical processes? Can one move from a textured particularity, like that in Freud's famous cases, to a level of reliable generality?

In this book, Forrester teases out the meanings of the psychoanalytic case, how to characterise it and account for it as a particular kind of writing. In so doing, he moves from psychoanalysis to the law and medicine, to philosophy and the constituents of science. Freud and Foucault jostle here with Thomas Kuhn, Ian Hacking and Robert Stoller; Einstein and Freud's connection emerges as a case study of two icons in the general category of the Jewish Intellectual; and Donald Winnicott struggles with the limitations of singularity, nonetheless providing a successful individual therapy.

While Forrester was particularly concerned to analyse the style of reasoning that was dominant in psychoanalysis and related disciplines, his path-breaking account of thinking in cases will be of great interest to scholars, students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines, from history, law and the social sciences to medicine, clinical practice and the therapies of the word.

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Truth games: lies, money and psychoanalysis

Truth games: lies, money and psychoanalysis

John Forrester

Price £13.95

The Work of the Negative

The Work of the Negative

Andre Green

Price £25.00

Time, Space, and Phantasy

Time, Space, and Phantasy

Rosine J. Perelberg

Price £32.55

save £1.44

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates