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Freud Jonathan Lear Clearly Introduces And Assesses All Of Freud S Thought, Focusing On Those Areas Of Philosophy On Which Freud Is Acknowledged To Have Had A Lasting Impact These Include The Philosophy Of Mind, Free Will And Determinism, Rationality, The Nature Of The Self And Subjectivity, And Ethics And Religion He Also Considers Some Of The Deeper Issues And Problems Freud Engaged With, Brilliantly Illustrating Their Philosophical Significance Human Sexuality, The Unconscious, Dreams, And The Theory Of TransferenceFreud Is One Of The Most Important Introductions And Contributions To Understanding This Great Thinker To Have Been Published For Many Years, And Will Be Essential Reading For Anyone In The Humanities, Social Sciences And Beyond With An Interest In Freud Or Philosophy


10 thoughts on “Freud

  1. says:

    This book was an answer to my prayers No no Not really I don t actually do that But if I did.I would have prayed all last year for a great new book on psychoanalysis And then this book would have dropped and that would have made it seem like it worked Anyway This is a great book It s a well wri


  2. says:

    Lear states that his purpose in this book is to give a philosophical introduction to Freud s thought I anticipated that this would involve analyzing Freud s implicit metaphysical assumptions, or connecting his ideas to issues in philosophy of mind, etc Lear does none of that This rather feels li


  3. says:

    This is a philosophical introduction to Freud s views It s interesting in many ways and Lear is not afraid to critique Freud, but at times the work turnsinto an exposition of Lear than a popular philosophical introduction should be Also, at times he is not harsh enough with Freud Freud had almost


  4. says:

    Lucid and accessible philosophical introduction to Freud that is critical yet sympathetic my favorite kind of introductions Argues, contra Donald Davidson, that the unconscious ought not to be thought of as a second mind I am rather new to Freud but I found Lear s argument rather compelling, I do


  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here lear is an absolute joy to read nice guy irl too


  6. says:

    Great introduction to Freud s basic ideas.


  7. says:

    An extremely gripping and philosophically compelling exposition of Freud s major psychoanalytic theories.


  8. says:

    A very brief but core introduction to idea set of freud, and its place in western philosophy


  9. says:

    2019 Review I read this again twice recently without realising that I had previously read and reviewed it six years ago Quite a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then and my views on the book are a bit different I still think it is a readable and interesting introduction to Freud and I like the fact that Lear is ready to disagree with Freud and the fact that he has his own perspective does make the book interesting But, despite his evident self confidence, his thinking str 2019 Review I read this again twice recently without realising that I had previously read and reviewed it six years ago Quite a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then and my views on the book are a bit different I still think it is a readable and interesting introduction to Freud and I like the fact that Lear is ready to disagree with Freud and the fact that he has his own perspective does make the book interesting But, despite his evident self confidence, his thinking strikes me as rather superficial, lacking in either philosophical or psychoanalytic rigour He seems to have a rationalistic view of consciousness despite the fact that he is writing a book on Freud and then because he is so rationalistic he gets very caught up with the idea that the mind disrupts itself He has a strange Davidson influenced approach to understanding human agency but for all his preoccupation with teleology does not seem to notice that he regularly attributes agency to processes e.g the mind disrupts itself plus lots of vaguely Darwinian talk of things being selected He thinks and hopes that psychoanalysis can fulfil what he sees as the Greek project of providing a grounding for an ethically virtuous life, but the idea that a robust moral psychology could play this role is deluded So interesting in that he is prepared to strike off on his own paths, but the paths don t really lead anyway and at best provide material for unravelling 2013 Review This is a very readable and interesting introduction to Freud and to psychoanalysis It looks at Freud from a philosophical point of view and makes many interesting links particularly to Socrates and Plato I did occasionally feel that it was seeking to be popular in a negative sense and the author certainly has the confidence to present clear views and make clear judgements, some of which did strike me as being a bit quick or superficial However, there are many interesting perspective and a good balance between sympathy and agreement with Freud and the attempt to stand back a bit and assess his work Three stars is perhaps a bit harsh, but as an ex philosopher my expectations of philosophers are a bit high I also think that seeing Freud s work through Plato s eyes is ratherworthwhile and interesting than adding Davidsonian insights to psychoanalytic perspectives but that is probably mainly a reflection on me rather than on this book


  10. says:

    Jonathan Lear, a professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, has here written an extremely helpful introduction to the thought of Freud that comes at this giant s work from the angle of the ancient philosophical search for wise living That was a mouth full so let me put it simply Lear is a phi


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