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  1. Environmental Melancholia

    Psychoanalytic dimensions of engagement

    By Renee Lertzman

    Series: Psychoanalytic Explorations

    In this groundbreaking book, Renee Lertzman applies psychoanalytic theory and psychosocial research to the issue of public engagement and public apathy in response to chronic ecological threats. By highlighting unconscious and affective dimensions of contemporary ecological issues, Lertzman...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Wish-fulfilment in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

    The tyranny of desire

    By Tamas Pataki

    Series: Psychoanalytic Explorations

    Wish-fulfilment as a singular means of satisfying ineluctable desire is a pivotal concept in classical psychoanalysis. Freud argued that it was the thread that united dreams, daydreams, phantasy, omnipotent thinking, neurotic and some psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, art,...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Heart of Man’s Destiny

    Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Early Reformation Thought

    By Herman Westerink

    Series: Psychoanalytic Explorations

    Can Luther's writings inform us on the fundamental questions of Freudian psychoanalysis? Does an intellectual filiation between early Reformation thought and psychoanalysis exist? Does Lacanian psychoanalysis offer an instrument for analysing theological writings? In The Heart of Man's Destiny,...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

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