Concerning the nature of psychoanalysis : the persistence of a paradoxical discourse / Gregorio Kohon.Series: Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 140 pages).ISBN: 9780367236519; 9780429281020; 0429281021; 9781000000948; 100000094X; 9780367236502.Subject(s): Psychoanalysis -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 616.89/17 Online resources: Available via Taylor & Francis ebooks - Free to download and keep! Shibboleth login required.
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Preface 1 Psychoanalysis - a literature of excess 2 "Tony": from the analysis of a psychotic young man 3 "Barbara": a symbiotic identification with an omnipotent mother imago 4 Between the fear of madness and the need to be mad 5 The heroic achievement of sanity 6 The question of uncertainty 7 What is to be done?
In his new book, Considering the Nature of Psychoanalysis: The Persistence of a Paradoxical Discourse, Gregorio Kohon describes the complexity of the psychoanalytic encounter, questioning the misguided attempts to simplify and/or reduce it to either art or science. Kohon disputes the contemporary use of parameters offered by evidence-based medicine as a research model to study psychoanalysis. Instead, he proposes to reconsider the relevance of the psychoanalytic single case study, its importance and pre-eminence. The present book will be of great interest to all psychotherapists, councillors, psychiatrists, mental health workers and students and academics of the social sciences.