Reality, Psychoanalysis, and Hermeneutical Science

Reply to Commentators
  • Anders Lindseth
Part of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology book series (AOTP, volume 4)


It is a difficult and demanding but also an interesting task to answer the commentaries upon my essay, because they treat very different and important aspects of the problem of a hermeneutical foundation of psychoanalysis as a science. Almost all the commentators have concerned themselves with two themes, and it therefore seems to me particularly important to explicate them in greater detail. The first point is of a general, the second of a somewhat more specific nature, the former being the concept and the possibility of a hermeneutical science as such, and the latter the concept of a therapeutical inner dialogue. These are more closely related to each other than one might first expect and are of central importance for philosophy as well as for psychology.


Psychoanalytical Theory Mental Nature True Reality Hermeneutic Philosophy Unambiguous Criterion 
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  • Anders Lindseth
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway

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