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The Challenge to the Unitary Individual in Western Thought

Gilles Saint-Paul

in The Tyranny of Utility: Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128177
eISBN:
9781400838899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128177.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter explores the strands of thought challenging the hypothesis of a rational unitary individual. One prominent critic was Friedrich Nietzsche. For Nietszche, the individual's attempt to ... More


Psychoanalysis and the Spirit of Capitalism

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first chapter attempts to create a context for political Freudianism, especially its American wing. It situates the sweep of psychoanalytic history amid the shift from nineteenth-century ... More


Beyond the Blues: The Racial Unconscious and Collective Memory

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the radical African American and Afro-Caribbean intellectuals who drew on the Freudian critique of the father complex, in the form of the master-slave relationship, in order to ... More


In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Rereading Freud’s Moses

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The third chapter, on Freud’s Moses and Monotheism (1938), interrogatesan idea crucial to the Freudian approach to history, the idea of regression. Against the standard approach, which contrasts ... More


The Ego at War: From the Death Instinct to Precarious Life

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines political Freudian thinking concerning war during World War I, World War II, and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Freud believed that aggression was a normal and healthy part of ... More


From the Maturity Ethic to the Psychology of Power: The New Left, Feminism, and the Return to “Social Reality”

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 5 concerns the Freud of the New Left and of radical feminism, arguably the last incarnation of political Freud. The chapter begins in cold war America, when Freudian thought was being ... More


Afterword—Freud in the Twenty-First Century

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Written on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Freud’s birth, the afterword asks whether psychoanalytic thought is relevant in today’s world or is merely of historical interest. In its heyday, ... More


Political Freud: A History

Eli Zaretsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of “political Freudianism,” he shows how ... More


Introduction: Framing the American Sublime

in Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775632
eISBN:
9780804781022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775632.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets the stage by discussing the hermeneutic of the sublime, American pragmatism, modern environmentalism, and Robinson Jeffers' Freudianism. It also sets out the book's ... More


The Victory of Freudianism: It's All Sex

in Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores the mixed legacy of Sigmund Freud and his successors against the backdrop of an American and European fascination with “sexual salvation.” It first presents a tradition of ... More


Introduction: The Form of Madness: A Sensible Mess

Lois Gordon

in Reading Godot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the history and background of Freudianism and existentialism that arose after the end of World War II. It talks about how these two paradigms and realms of thought greatly ... More


Takahashi Tetsu and Popular Sexology in Early Postwar Japan, 1945–1970

Mark McLelland

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines popular sexology in Japan during the period 1945–1970 by focusing on the career of Takahashi Tetsu, one of the country's most prominent sexual scientists in the post-World War ... More


The Chinese Oedipus

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 3: The Chinese Oedipus offers the most systematic account (in any language) of the Oedipus complex in Chinese culture. Drawing upon a vast array of examples from Chinese literature, no less ... More


Mitteleuropa on the Hudson: On the Struggle for American Psychoanalysis after the Anschluß

George Makari

in After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter employs details of what happened in New York to evoke the individual and institutional events that were so fateful for the general history of psychoanalysis in the United States, ... More


Freud, Anxiety, and the Cold War

Louis Menand

in After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter describes a second major theme in the midcentury American cultural context—anxiety—which it considers as a concept that came to mark the era just after World War II. It specifically ... More


The Walking Man and the Talking Cure

Jean-Christophe Agnew

in After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter addresses the link between modernism and Freudianism in relation to the concept of “the American Century,” and also reports on the complex cultural changes from the 1940s to the 1980s. ... More


Freud and the Concept of Mental Health

Jim Hopkins

in Health: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199916429
eISBN:
9780190921293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199916429.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the principles of Sigmund Freud’s epochal theory of psychoanalysis, explaining the source of mental disorders in alienation. His theory is shown to have remarkable parallels in ... More


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