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Taylor & Francis, Jun 15, 2005 - Philosophy - 304 pages
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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 transference.

Freud 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.

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User Review  - Noor Alam - Goodreads

This book was a nice follow up to the Mishra book, "An End to Suffering." I was in the mood to be more self-reflective, and what better way to do it than to read something about Freud? Lear basically ... Read full review

Review: Freud ( The Routledge Philosophers)

User Review  - Tommy - Goodreads

In this excellent philosophical introduction to Freud, Lear explores the many ways in which a reading of Freud reframes the age-old question of "how shall I live?". Read full review

About the author (2005)

Jonathan Lear is the John U Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several acclaimed books on philosophy and psychoanalysis, including Aristotle: The Desire to Understand; Love and Its Place in Nature; Open Minded; and Happiness, Death and the Remainder of Life. His most recent book is Therapeutic Action: An Earnest Plea for Irony.

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