Psychoanalysis, Monotheism and Morality
The Sigmund Freud Museum Symposia 2009-2011
Edited by Wolfgang Müller Funk, Inge Scholz Strasser, and Herman Westerink and compiled by Daniela Finzi
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In this volume renowned experts in psychoanalysis reflect on the relationship between psychoanalysis and religion, in particular presenting various controversial interpretations of the question if and to what extent monotheism semantically and structurally fits psychoanalytic insights. Some essays augment traditional religious critiques of Freudianism with later religio-philosophical theories on, for example, femininity. Others explore the relation between psychopathology and morality from the Freudian premise that psychopathology shows in an excessive way aspects or mechanisms of the human psyche that constitute our subjectivity, and as such also our moral capacities and behaviour.
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Contributors: Andreas De Block (University of Leuven), Fethi Benslama (University of Paris Diderot), Sergio Benvenuto (ISTC, Rome), Gohar Homayounpour (Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran), Felix de Mendelssohn (Sigmund Freud University, Vienna), Julia Kristeva (University of Paris Diderot), Lode Lauwaert (University of Leuven), Siamak Movahedi (University of Massachusetts), Wolfgang Müller-Funk (University of Vienna), Gilles Ribault (University of Paris Diderot), Céline Surprenant (University of Sussex), Inge Scholz-Strasser (Sigmund Freud Foundation), Herman Westerink (University of Vienna), Joel Whitebook (Columbia University), Moshe Zuckermann (Tel Aviv University)
Wolfgang Müller-Funk and Herman Westerink
Part I: The Forces of Monotheism
Psychoanalysis between Anthropology, History and Enlightenment
The Jewish Tradition in Sigmund Freud's Work
Felix de Mendelssohn
Islam in Light of Psychoanalysis
Part II: Religion and its Critiques
Freud's Conception of Religion within the Context of the Modernist Critical Discourse
The Need to Believe and the Desire to Know,
Part III: Femininity and the Figure of the Father
Monotheism and the 'Repudiation of Femininity'
Fort!/Da! Through the Chador: The Paradox of the Woman's Invisibility and Visibility
Siamak Movahedi and Gohar Homayounpour
Part IV: Morality
The Two Sources of Morality in Freud's Work
On Moral Responsibility: A Freudian Perspective
Pathology and Moral Courage in Freud's Early Case Histories
Part V: Law and Perversion
Does Perversion Need the Law?
Outlawed by Nature? A Critique of Some Current
Psychiatric and Psychoanalytic Theories of Sexual Perversion
Andreas De Block and Lode Lauwaert
Notes on the Contributors
Index of Names
Format: Edited volume - paperback
Size: 240 × 160 × 10 mm
Publication: May 2, 2013
Series: Figures of the Unconscious 12
Stock item number: 81653
Inge Scholz-Strasser is Chairwoman of the Sigmund Freud Foundation and Director of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna.
Wolfgang Müller-Funk is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies (University of Vienna) and research coordinator of his faculty.