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Conclusion

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This concluding chapter discusses criticisms of theories and modes of treatment of neuroses. Clifford Albutt expressed his intense disapproval on the way modern psychiatric therapy completely ignored ... More


 Neurotics to Tribal Psychoanalysts: Shamans through the Eyes of Psychology

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at shamanism from a psychological perspective. Eighteenth- and 19th-century explorers of Siberia and arctic North America frequently mentioned what appeared to them as extreme ... More


Genius, Neurosis, and Family Trees: Moreau de Tours

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at how the pathologizing of genius continued in the work of Jacques-Joseph Moreau—known as “Moreau de Tours”—who adopted the eloquent term “morbid psychology” for his particular ... More


Hume's Therapeutic Natural History of Philosophy Compared with Kant's Philosophical Therapy

Henry E. Allison

in Custom and Reason in Hume: A Kantian Reading of the First Book of the Treatise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532889
eISBN:
9780191714450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532889.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with what is termed Hume's ‘natural history of philosophy’, as contained in the two brief sections on the ancient and the modern philosophies. It also contains a comparison of the ... More


Encyclopedia Entries on Freud

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) was the father of psychoanalysis, which is both a technique for exploring the mind and a method of psychological therapy. While some of his views remain controversial, many ... More


Sites of the Unconscious: Hypnosis and the Emergence of the Psychoanalytic Setting

Andreas Mayer and Christopher Barber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226057958
eISBN:
9780226058009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058009.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late nineteenth century, scientists, psychiatrists, and medical practitioners began employing a new experimental technique for the study of neuroses: hypnotism. Though the efforts of the ... More


Suffering In Happy Lives

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Is happiness compatible with suffering? The answer is complicated. Nothing can protect us from tragedies that destroy what we cherish most, and thereby undermine happiness. Yet much suffering can be ... More


Analysing the Analyst: Lawrence's Clash with Freud

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the period 1913–1918, D. H. Lawrence was preoccupied with various anthropological works. During the same period, Sigmund Freud had been concerning himself, in his 1915 paper ‘The Unconscious’, ... More


Social Convention and Neurosis as Obstacles to Moral Freedom

Margaret Holland

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of the notable themes in Iris Murdoch’s philosophical work is her focus on the role of inner moral activity, particularly her use of the concept of ‘moral attention.’ Through an examination of ... More


Introduction: The Enigma of “Nervous Breakdown”

Janet Oppenheim

in “Shattered Nerves”: Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057812
eISBN:
9780199854394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057812.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The experience of nervous breakdown achieved a significance in Victorian culture that went far beyond the substantial interest bestowed by the medical profession on so perplexing and elusive an ... More


Neurotic Women

Janet Oppenheim

in “Shattered Nerves”: Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057812
eISBN:
9780199854394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057812.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The burden of sexual stereotyping bore down even more heavily on Victorian women whose lives were plagued with nervous illness. With many of these women, it is difficult to speak of nervous breakdown ... More


The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945

Jason Crouthamel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898423
eISBN:
9781781385128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898423.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the impact of psychological trauma, or ‘war neurosis’ in imperial, Weimar and Nazi Germany from the perspective of ordinary mentally disabled veterans of the First World War. War ... More


Psychological and Symbolical Theories of Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Illness is a cultural concept that travels poorly across boundaries. Even simple notions such as moodiness and depression, not to mention complex ideas like schizophrenia or paranoia, are bonded to ... More


Memory disorders and epilepsy during the nineteenth century

German E. Berrios

in Epilepsy and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199580286
eISBN:
9780191739408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580286.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines the study of epilepsy and memory in the nineteenth century. It first considers the difficulty posed for the history of medicine by the changing meanings of currently familiar ... More


Rivers, Myers and the Culture of War Neuroses

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a historical outline of trauma as it was understood during the First World War, the interwar years, and the Second World War, and studies the cultural context of war neuroses in ... More


Plaintiffs Who Malinger: Impact of Litigation on Fake Testimony

Ryan C. W. Hall and Richard C. W. Hall

in New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387476
eISBN:
9780199914517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.003.0074
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how psychometric testing can aid clinicians and forensic experts in understanding a patient/examinee. In addition, the chapter discusses how psychometric test results ... More


Introduction to Part Two

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction to Part II, which includes Chapters 4-6, sets the stage for approaches to appetite developed between 1800 and 1850 in physiology and medicine. In the wake of the French Revolution, ... More


Transgressions: On the (De-)Figuration of the Vampire in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “Vampyrismus”

Nicole A. Sütterlin

in E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The sixth chapter finds that the idea of transgression of boundaries is at the center of the discourse of the vampire, as a kind of inversion of Hoffmann’s Serapiontic Principle. She develops a ... More


Ethics

Miguel de Beistegui

in Immanence - Deleuze and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638307
eISBN:
9780748671816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638307.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses some of the practical consequences of Baruch Spinoza's ontology for the existence of modes. It then demonstrates the extent to which Gilles Deleuze's thought after ... More


Paradigm Shift

Edward Shorter

in How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199948086
eISBN:
9780197563304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948086.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Kraepelin’s influence in renaming melancholia “depression” was enormous. But that alone would not suffice to explain why, an ocean away and a hundred years later, ... More


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