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  • Between Philosophy and Psychoanalysisby Robert Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Carl Jungby Paul Bishop

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Swiss-born Carl Gustav Jung (1875?1961) was one of the pioneers of psychology, largely responsible for the introduction of now-familiar psychological terms such as ?introvert,? ?extrovert,? and ?collective unconscious.? But in spite of this, Jung has often remained on the fringes of academic discourse. Seeking to understand Jung in view of not only... more...

  • Making Spacesby Liz Bondi; Kate Cullen; Judith Fewell; Eileen Francis; Molly Ludlam

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 25.95

    This book argues for the value and application of psychoanalytic thinking beyond, as well as within, the consulting room. Inspired by a Scottish psychoanalytic tradition that owes much to W.R.D. Fairbairn and J.D. Sutherland, the Scottish Institute of Human Relations has provided a valuable reference point for the work described in the book. It illustrates... more...

  • What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysisby Dorothy T. Grunes; Jerome M. Grunes

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Using Shakespeare's work to expand our understanding of what it is to be human, this book of applied psychoanalysis furthers the study of Shakespeare, literary theory, dramatic arts, and psychoanalytic theory. It is also accessible to readers, theatre-goers and those who have an interest in the human condition. With intellectual rigour, and close textual... more...

  • The Birth of Experienceby Michael Eigen

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 21.95

    The birth of experience goes on all life long. Giving birth to oneself involves many processes. The first chapter of this book expands on Eigen's final talk on "Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah" for the New York University Postdoctoral Contemplative Studies Project, and focuses in particular on an intertwining of beauty and destruction. Beauty is the heart... more...

  • Introductory Lectures on Lacanby Astrid Gessert

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Lacan developed his theory and practice of psychoanalysis on the basis of Freud's original work. In his "return to Freud" he not only elaborated and revised some of Freud's innovative ideas, but turned to important questions and problems in Freud's theory that had remained obscure and unresolved, and provided a new way of articulating these issues... more...

  • An Introduction to W.R. Bion's A Memoir of the Futureby P.C. Sandler

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 35.95

    In the last years of his life Bion gathered unusual manuscripts handwritten in his tidy lettering that assumed the form of a trilogy. Finely typed and edited by his dedicated wife, they were named A Memoir of the Future. Many of the themes of this book were already evident in Transformations and Attention and Interpretation. These earlier books provide... more...

  • Religion as Magical Ideologyby Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    'Religion as Magical Ideology' examines the relationship between rationality and supernatural beliefs arguing that such beliefs are products of evolution, cognition and culture. The book does not offer a false rapprochement between reason and religion; instead, it explores their interrelationship as a series of complex adaptations between cognitive... more...

  • Donald W. Winnicottby Laura Dethiville

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 22.95

    Winnicott was continually innovating, inventing, and proposing unexpected solutions in his analytical work whenever he noticed that clinical experience "didn't stick to the theory". This approach can make his work seem rather diffuse, with concepts that are sometimes confusing and needing to be clarified. Laura Dethiville has taken on the task of re-evaluating... more...

  • The Winnicott Traditionby Margaret Boyle Spelman; Frances Thomson-Salo

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 45.95

    This volume in a book series on psychoanalytic leaders, provides a geographically global sampler of writing stemming from Winnicott's complex and paradoxical thinking. In the first section, on his work and legacy, his thinking is put into a context to reveal something of the origins, significant milestones, contemporary development, and theoretical... more...