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Psychologization and the Subject of Late Modernity


About this book


Jan De Vos's second book on psychologization argues that psychology IS psychologization, a phenomenon traced back from Late-Modernity to the Enlightenment. Engaging with seminal thinkers such La Mettrie, Husserl, Lasch and Agamben, the book teases out the limits of psychoanalysis as a critical tool.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Moral ScienceGhent UniversityBelgium

About the authors

Jan De Vos has a MD in psychology and holds a PhD in philosophy. He has worked as a clinical psychologist and is currently postdoctoral researcher at the faculty of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium. He has published widely on the topic of psychologization and is author of the book Psychologisation in times of Globalisation (2011).

Bibliographic information


“This book makes a useful contribution to his oeuvre on psychologization and offers a deeper historical engagement with psychology, psychologization and subjectivity … . There is no doubt that the book makes an important contribution to existing critiques of psychologization. I highly recommend the book for those interested in psychology, psychologization and society. It certainly ranks high up in my recommended readings in critical psychology.” (Brendon Barnes, PINS - Psychology in Society, Issue 54, 2017)