Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

Term: Spring 2012

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6655

This seminar will introduce basic ideas of psychoanalytic theory, but it will also approach them from the perspective of contemporary philosophical concerns, especially concerns in practical philosophy and the philosophy of mind. Topics include freedom, desire, emotions, practical reason, happiness, self-knowledge, irrationality, the first-person, parts of the soul, therapeutic change and irony. We will work with Freud, and with a variety of psychoanalytic (e.g. Lacan) and philosophical readers (e.g., Lear) of Freud

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