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Author Innamorati, Marco ♦ Sarracino, Diego
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Publisher Mimesis Edizioni, Milano
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Date Created 2013-03-22
Copyright Year ©2011
Language German ♦ English ♦ Italian
Subject Domain (in LCC) B
Subject Keyword Wittgenstein ♦ Epistemology ♦ Philosophy. Psychology. Religion ♦ Freud ♦ Philosophy of Psychology ♦ Psychoanalysis
Abstract The Mirror of Ambivalence: Wittgenstein and Psychoanalysis - The relationship between Witt-genstein and Freud has intrigued many critics and has been interpreted in various ways. However, few people have noted how Wittgenstein’s view of psychoanalysis is marked by deep ambivalence – a fact that cannot be overlooked in interpreting both his appreciation and criticism of Freud. This paper discusses how Wittgenstein’s arguments contra Freud, even where justifiable and not merely idiosyncratic, have been surpassed by the post-Freudian developments in psychoanalytic theory. Moreover, it is suggested that psychoanalysis itself, by postulating the existence of the unconscious, is incompatible with one of the most deep-rooted ideas in the “second Wittgenstein” – that is, the impossibility of a “private language”.
ISSN 20394667
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-01
e-ISSN 20394667
Journal Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
Page Count 15
Starting Page 41
Ending Page 55


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