"Two butterflies on my head ...": psychoanalysis in the interdisciplinary scientific dialogue

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Springer, 1992 - Medical - 324 pages
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"Two Butterflies on my Head.." is a metaphor (U. Moser) to characterize art and science, the clinical and scientific aspects of psychoanalytic work, themain subject of this book. International authors (from Switzerland, FRG, USAand Sweden) have tried to open new perspectives to overcome the "theory-crisis in psychoanalysis." They particularly focus on the interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysts and social scientists, infant researchers, empirical psychologists, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists and psychotherapy researchers and illustrate some of the theoretical, clinical and scientific results of such an approach.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Two Butterflies on My Head or Why Have a Theory
29
Interdisciplinary Exchange or Turning a Blind Eye?
47
Copyright

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Rolf Pfeifer is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich. He is the author of "Understanding Intelligence" (MIT Press, 1999).

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