Building Out into the Dark
By (author) Robert A. Caper
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Building Out into the Dark by Robert A. Caper
Book DescriptionIn this book, Robert Caper provides the reader with an introduction to psychoanalysis focusing explicitly on whether psychoanalysis is part of the sciences, and if not, where it belongs. Many psychoanalysts, beginning with Freud, have considered their discipline a science. In this book, Caper examines this claim and investigates the relationship of theory to observation in both philosophy and the experimental sciences and explores how these observations differ from those made in psychoanalytic interpretation. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415466813
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert A. Caper
Immaterial Facts, Paperback (November 1999)
Shows how Melanie Klien's studies of sexuality aggression, unconscious phantasy and identification in children extended and corrected Freud's theories of the development of the superego and early stages of the Oedipus complex.
Mind of One's Own, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Robert A. Caper
This collection of papers by Robert Caper focuses on the importance of distinguishing self from object in psychological development. By achieving this mental distinction the patient then benefits from the therapeutic effects of psychoanlaysis.
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Author Biography - Robert A. Caper
Robert Caper is Assistant 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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