The Construal of Psychoanalysis as a “Practical Hermeneutical Science”

An Avoidance of Critical Issues
  • Morris N. Eagle
Part of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology book series (AOTP, volume 4)


Every once in a while one reads a paper or a book with which one disagrees so profoundly and at so many different points that one hardly knows where to begin in laying out the nature of the disagreement and the points of dispute. I feel somewhat overwhelmed by the depth of my general disagreement with Lindseth’s point of view and by the sheer multiplicity of specific points of dispute. Let me, however, try to give the reader at least some idea of what I think is basically mistaken and misguided about Lindseth’s “metascientific” conception of psychoanalysis, by enumerating specific points of criticism.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morris N. Eagle
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityDownsviewCanada

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