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The Religious and Romantic Origins of Psychoanalysis: Individuation and Integration in Post-Freudian Theory Suzanne R. Kirschner

The Religious and Romantic Origins of Psychoanalysis: Individuation and Integration in Post-Freudian Theory

Suzanne R. Kirschner

Published February 23rd 1996
ISBN : 9780521444019
Hardcover
254 pages
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This book considers the cultural and religious sources of contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the development of the self, and demonstrates that they are distinctively Western cultural constructions that tell a story in terms of a narrativeMoreThis book considers the cultural and religious sources of contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the development of the self, and demonstrates that they are distinctively Western cultural constructions that tell a story in terms of a narrative pattern derived from biblical and Neoplatonic sources. Thus, religious themes and values still influence how modern psychologists make sense of the human condition, and Dr. Kirschner raises provocative questions about the status of psychoanalytic theories as knowledge and as science.