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The Resource Metapsychology for contemporary psychoanalysis : mind, world, and self, Richard Sembera, (electronic book)

Metapsychology for contemporary psychoanalysis : mind, world, and self, Richard Sembera, (electronic book)

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Metapsychology for contemporary psychoanalysis : mind, world, and self
Title
Metapsychology for contemporary psychoanalysis
Title remainder
mind, world, and self
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Richard Sembera
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Language
eng
Summary
Metapsychology for Contemporary Psychoanalysis is a complete revision of the theoretical underpinnings of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. It seeks to replace the traditional drive-defence model of Freudian tradition with an information processing model of the mind. This book argues that the central human need is for self-knowledge, and that drives are best understood as means towards this end. Richard Sembera begins with a close reading of Freud's own metapsychological writings, isolating the many unresolved difficulties and inconsistencies which continue to burden psychoanalytical theory today. By returning to the actual observable clinical phenomena in the analytic situation, it is shown that an alternative interpretation is possible that eliminates the theoretical difficulties in question. In the analytic situation, Sembera argues that clinicians do not in fact see individuals struggling against the expression of biological drives, rather they observe individuals struggling to clarify their experience of themselves in the presence of the analyst and put this experience into words. When this process is formalized and expressed in theoretical terms, it is found to consist of three distinct aspects: objectification, imagination, and symbolization. This process as a whole-ascent towards the other, relationship with the other, disclosure of self in the light of the other-is termed the dialectical structure of the self. It is conceptualized as the main accomplishment of the core mental process, the process of contextualization. This work is distinguished from other attempts at theoretical revision by its fundamental commitment to coherence and clarity as well as its determination to challenge accepted psychoanalytic dogma. It argues for the complete irrelevance of biology and neuroscience to the psychoanalytic enterprise and rejects the theory of drives in its entirety. Instead it affirms the centrality of the traumatic response to mental functioning, emphasises the social matrix in which drives are embedded, re-examines the concepts of free will, accountability, and responsibility, and concludes with an attempt to understand waking life as a creative product analogous to the lucid dream. Drawing on major psychoanalytic thinkers including Bollas and Benjamin, and current philosophy of mind, this book provides readers with a clear, updated model of metapsychology. Metapsychology for Contemporary Psychoanalysis will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, as well as philosophy scholars and anyone with an interest in the philosophy of psychoanalysis
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Sembera, Richard
Dewey number
150.19501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF173.A25
LC item number
S45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Psychoanalysis
  • Self-knowledge, Theory of
  • Metacognition
Target audience
specialized
Label
Metapsychology for contemporary psychoanalysis : mind, world, and self, Richard Sembera, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction</p> <p> 1. What is Metapsychology?</p> <p> 2. Theories and Fantasies</p> <p> 3. The Practical Uses of Metapsychology</p> <p> 4. A Description of the Analytic Situation</p> <p> 5. What are Resistance and Defence?</p> <p> 6. The Function of the Core Mental Process</p> <p> 7. The Place of the Unconscious</p> <p> 8. The Revised Structural Model</p> <p> 9. Primary and Secondary Experience</p> <p> 10. The Work of Objectification</p> <p> 11. The Work of Imagination</p> <p> 12. The Work of Symbolization</p> <p> 13. The Dialectical Structure of the Self</p> <p> 14. Where Do We Think?</p> <p> 15. Repetition and Trauma</p> <p> 16. The Motor of the Mind</p> <p> 17. From Metapsychology to Metaphysics</p> <p> 18. Where Do We Live?</p> <p>Epilogue</p>
Control code
AH31980874
Extent
196 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138242210
Lccn
2016047536
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Metapsychology for contemporary psychoanalysis : mind, world, and self, Richard Sembera, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction</p> <p> 1. What is Metapsychology?</p> <p> 2. Theories and Fantasies</p> <p> 3. The Practical Uses of Metapsychology</p> <p> 4. A Description of the Analytic Situation</p> <p> 5. What are Resistance and Defence?</p> <p> 6. The Function of the Core Mental Process</p> <p> 7. The Place of the Unconscious</p> <p> 8. The Revised Structural Model</p> <p> 9. Primary and Secondary Experience</p> <p> 10. The Work of Objectification</p> <p> 11. The Work of Imagination</p> <p> 12. The Work of Symbolization</p> <p> 13. The Dialectical Structure of the Self</p> <p> 14. Where Do We Think?</p> <p> 15. Repetition and Trauma</p> <p> 16. The Motor of the Mind</p> <p> 17. From Metapsychology to Metaphysics</p> <p> 18. Where Do We Live?</p> <p>Epilogue</p>
Control code
AH31980874
Extent
196 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138242210
Lccn
2016047536
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote

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