Psychoanalysis in a New Light by Gunnar Karlsson

By Gunnar Karlsson

What sort of a technology is psychoanalysis? What constitutes its area? What fact claims does it keep? during this detailed and scholarly paintings about the nature of psychoanalysis, Gunnar Karlsson publications his arguments via phenomenological considering which, he claims, will be obvious instead to the new makes an attempt to quote neuropsychoanalysis because the resolution to the predicament of psychoanalysis. Karlsson criticizes this attempt to flooring psychoanalysis in biology and neurology and emphasizes as an alternative the significance of defining the psychoanalytic area from the vantage element of the nature of recognition. His knowing of the subconscious, the libido and the dying force provide new insights into the character of psychoanalysis, and he additionally illuminates and develops missed dimensions comparable to attention and self-consciousness. Karlsson's method of psychoanalysis is rigorous but unique, and this booklet fills an highbrow hole with implications for either the theoretical realizing and medical problems with psychoanalysis.

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10 Psychoanalysis in a New Light is. Let us take as an example the phenomenon of ‘kindness’. As a point of departure, I take a situation when I am shopping in a store, I am short of time, and a man perceives my pressed predicament and offers to let me stand in front of him in the queue to pay. This experi­ence of being treated in a kind way entails both accidental factors and the essential constituents that make it into an experience of kindness. In the phenomenological reflection, the accidental factors are not reckoned with – for example, that it was a man who showed the kindness or that it was in a grocery store that the kindness was manifested.

The points of connection are the following: interest in the subjective, the concepts of intentionality and meaning, interest in the latent, the significance of reflection, the value of openness, the break with the common-sense attitude, and responsibility as an ethical principle. In this work it is the psychoanalytic conceptualization of the psychical and its scientific ground that are in focus. The task of phenomenology is to help psychoanalysis in its striving to be a cogent science – that is, to help psychoanalysis to be grounded in one ad­equate (for its purposes and conditions) epistemology.

It has already been emphasized how Husserl’s epistemological critique of natural science was not directed at natural science as natural science. On the contrary, natural science in its mathematization of nature had obtained an appropriate ground. The critique concerned exclusively an inappropriate interpretation of how natural science is to be understood epistemologically. However, the social sciences, such as psychology, had not been grounded in an appropriate way, according to Husserl. Therefore, it may be fruitful to examine Husserl’s principal ideas about how sciences should be grounded and how they relate to one another.

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