Neurosis and Assimilation

Contemporary Revisions on The Life of the Concept

  • Charles William┬áJohns

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Charles William Johns
    Pages 1-66

About this book


This book deals with the possibility of an ontological and epistemological account of the psychological category 'neurosis'. Intertwining thoughts from German idealism, Continental philosophy and psychology, the book shows how neurosis precedes and exists independently from human experience and lays the foundations for a non-essentialist, non-rational theory of neurosis; in cognition, in perception, in linguistics and in theories of object-relations and vitalism. The personal essays collected in this volume examine such issues as assimilation, the philosophy of neurosis, aneurysmal philosophy, and the connection between Hegel and Neurosis, among others. The volume establishes the connection between a now redundant psycho-analytic term and an extremely progressive discipline of Continental philosophy and Speculative realism.


Theories of neurosis G.W.F Hegel Gilles Deleuze Philosophy of psychology Continental philosophy Critical theory Darwinian theory Anti - philosophy Cultural theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles William┬áJohns
    • 1
  1. 1.Lincoln UniversityLincolnUnited Kingdom

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