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Why psychoanalysis?

Elisabeth Roudinesco ; translated by Rachel Bowlby

(European perspectives)

Columbia University Press, c2001

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タイトル別名

Pourquoi la psychanalyse?

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Originally published: Fayard, c1999

Includes index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

Why do some people still choose psychoanalysis-Freud's so-called talking cure-when numerous medications are available that treat the symptoms of psychic distress so much faster? Elisabeth Roudinesco tackles this difficult question, exploring what she sees as a "depressive society": an epidemic of distress addressed only by an increasing reliance on prescription drugs. Far from contesting the efficacy of new medications like Prozac, Zoloft, and Viagra in alleviating the symptoms of any number of mental or nervous conditions, Roudinesco argues that the use of such drugs fails to solve patients' real problems. In the man who takes Viagra without ever wondering why he is suffering from impotence and the woman who is given antidepressants to deal with the loss of a loved one, Roudinesco sees a society obsessed with efficiency and desperate for the quick fix. She argues that "the talking cure" and pharmacology represent not just different approaches to psychiatry, but different worldviews. The rush to treat symptoms is itself symptomatic of an antiseptic and depressive culture in which thought is reduced to the firing of neurons and desire is just a chemical secretion. In contrast, psychoanalysis testifies to human freedom and the power of language.

目次

Part I. The Depressive Society 1. The Defeat of the Subject 2. The Medications of the Mind Part II. The Great Quarrel Over the Unconscious 3. The Soul Is Not a Thing 5. Frankenstein's Brain Part III. The Future of Psychoanalysis 4. Behavior-Modification Man 6. The "Equinox Letter" 7. Freud Is Dead in America 8. A French Scientism 9. Science and Psychoanalysis 10. Tragic Man 11. Universality, Difference, Exclusion 12. Critique of Psychoanalytic Institutions

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA55905449
  • ISBN
    • 0231122020
    • 0231122039
  • LCCN
    2001032327
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 原本言語コード
    fre
  • 出版地
    New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    181 p.
  • 大きさ
    22 cm
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