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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674455344
ISBN-10: 0674455347
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jonathan Lear

Jonathan Lear is John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

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