By Gerald N. Izenberg
Although principally sympathetic to Freud's scientific success, the existentialists criticized Freudian metapsychology as irrelevant to a very humanistic psychology. Gerald Izenberg evaluates the critique of Freud within the paintings of 2 existential philosophers, Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre, and existential psychiatrists, Ludwig Binswanger and Medard Boss.
His booklet translates the connection of psychoanalysis and existentialism and lines the historical past of a drawback within the ecu rationalist culture. the writer unveils the positivist foundations of Freud's idea of which means and discusses the reactions it provoked within the paintings of Binswanger, Boss, and Sartre. Probing underneath the methodological dispute, he indicates that the argument concerned a problem to the perception of the self that had ruled eu proposal because the Enlightenment. Existentialism, reflecting the turmoil of the inter-war and post-war years, supplied a conception of motivation greater in a position to account for Freud's medical facts than his personal rationalist metapsychology. This idea made troublesome the existentialist concept of authenticity and freedom, although, and so the try and offer a replacement ethic and notion of psychological healthiness led to failure, even if within the technique the fundamental questions have been posed that needs to be replied in any glossy social theory.
Originally released in 1976.
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