Freud’s Philosophy of the Unconscious

  • Authors
  • David Livingstone Smith

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  18. Back Matter
    Pages 179-221

About this book

Introduction

Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious is the only comprehensive, systematic study of Sigmund Freud's philosophy of mind. Freud emerges as a sophisticated philosopher who addresses many of the central questions that concern contemporary philosophers and cognitive scientists while anticipating many of their views. While still a student in Vienna, Freud was initiated into philosophy by Franz Brentano. The book charts Freud's intellectual development as he deals with the mind-body problem, the nature of consciousness, folk psychology versus scientific psychology, the relationship between language and thought, realism and antirealism in psychology, and the nature of unconscious mental events.
The book also critically examines writings on Freud by Wittgenstein, Davidson, and Searle, demonstrating their weakness as interpretations and criticisms of Freud's position.
Readership: Philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and psychiatrists.

Keywords

Ludwig Wittgenstein Nietzsche Sigmund Freud language mind psychology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1611-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5289-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1611-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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