New Foundations for Psychoanalysis (English and French Edition)
Publish Date: 1989-10-01
Author: Jean Laplanche
In a study of the various foundations that have been proposed for psychoanalysis, French psychoanalyst Laplanche (U. of Paris) demonstrates that it cannot be epistemologically grounded in the background disciplines of biology, phylogenesis, mechanics or linguistics. Returning to the founding moment of psychoanalysis, he reconceptualizes the process and meaning of analysis through the elaboration of a general theory of seduction. Translated from the French edition of 1987. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.