Unconscious thought in philosophy and psychoanalysis / John Hendrix, University of Lincoln, UK, and Roger Williams University, US.

Hendrix, John [Browse]
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
vii, 312 pages ; 23 cm


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"Unconscious Thought in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis explores concepts throughout the history of philosophy that suggest the possibility of unconscious thought and lay the foundation for ideas of unconscious thought in modern philosophy and psychoanalysis. The focus is on the workings of unconscious thought, and the role that unconscious thought plays in thinking, language, perception, and human identity. The focus is on the metaphysical and philosophical concepts of unconscious thought, as opposed to the empirical or scientific phenomenon of 'the unconscious.' The book argues that the metaphysical concepts still played an important role in the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. The book looks at the relation between unconscious thought and conscious thought, different kinds of thinking, and the relation between thinking and perceiving. Chapters focus on the philosophies of Plotinus, the Peripatetics and Scholastics, Immanuel Kant, Schelling and Hegel, and Freud and Lacan, among others"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-304) and index.
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction 1. Plotinus: The First Philosopher of the Unconscious 2. The Peripatetics and Unconscious Thought 3. The Active Intellect of Averroes4. Robert Grosseteste: Imagination and Unconscious Thought 5. Unconscious Thought in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant 6. Unconscious Thought in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Philosophies 7. Unconscious Thought in Freud 8. Unconscious Thought in Lacan.
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