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The Resource Psychoanalysis and the human sciences, Louis Althusser ; translated by Steven Rendall

Psychoanalysis and the human sciences, Louis Althusser ; translated by Steven Rendall

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Psychoanalysis and the human sciences
Title
Psychoanalysis and the human sciences
Statement of responsibility
Louis Althusser ; translated by Steven Rendall
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"What can psychoanalysis, a psychological approach developed more than a century ago, offer us in an age of rapidly evolving, hard-to-categorize ideas of sexuality and the self? Should we abandon Freud's theories completely or adapt them to new findings and the new relationships taking shape in modern liberal societies? In a series of lectures delivered in the early 1960s, the French philosopher Louis Althusser anticipated the challenges that psychoanalytic theory would face as politics moved away from structuralist frameworks and toward the elastic possibilities of anthropological and sociological thought. Psychoanalysis and the Human Sciences translates Althusser's seminars into English for the first time, making available to a wider audience the origins and potential future of radical political theory. Althusser takes the important step in these lectures of distinguishing psychoanalysis from psychology and especially psychiatry, which long resisted Freud's analytical concepts of the unconscious and overdetermination. By freeing psychoanalysis from this bind, Althusser can then apply these analytical concepts to the social and the political, integrated with Marxist theory. The result is an enlivened methodology for comprehending social organization and change that had a profound influence on the Frankfurt School and scholars who continue to work at the forefront of radical thought today: Judith Butler, Étienne Balibar, and Alain Badiou"--
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1918-1990
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Althusser, Louis
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
European perspectives : a series in social thought and cultural criticism
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  • Lacan, Jacques
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychology
Label
Psychoanalysis and the human sciences, Louis Althusser ; translated by Steven Rendall
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-96) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Olivier Corpet and François Matheron -- The place of psychoanalysis in the human sciences -- Psychoanalysis and psychology
Control code
ocn946031100
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 106 pages
Isbn
9780231177641
Lccn
2016001256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946031100
Label
Psychoanalysis and the human sciences, Louis Althusser ; translated by Steven Rendall
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-96) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Olivier Corpet and François Matheron -- The place of psychoanalysis in the human sciences -- Psychoanalysis and psychology
Control code
ocn946031100
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 106 pages
Isbn
9780231177641
Lccn
2016001256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946031100

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