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11. The interpretation of dreams

11. The interpretation of dreams  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0011
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‘The interpretation of dreams’ considers, in light of modern neuroscience, the ways in which Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis theories were both right and wrong. Freud's correctly emphasized ... More
7. Scientism versus Obscurantism: Avoiding the traditional predicament in philosophy

7. Scientism versus Obscurantism: Avoiding the traditional predicament in philosophy  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0007
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9780192853592
‘Scientism versus Obscurantism: Avoiding the traditional predicament in philosophy’ argues that from a Continental perspective, the adoption of scientism in philosophy fails fundamentally ... More
1. What is psychiatry?

1. What is psychiatry?  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0001
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9780198826200
Psychiatry deals with consciousness, choice, motivation, free will, relationships—everything that makes us human. ‘What is psychiatry?’ emphasizes that psychiatry is a branch of medicine ... More
5. Polemicist

5. Polemicist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0005
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9780192801593
‘Polemicist’ examines the essays on contemporary criticism Barthes published in 1963. In Critique et vérité he produced his most lucid and convincing programme for literary studies. ... More
10. Freud as therapist

10. Freud as therapist  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0010
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9780192854551
‘Freud as therapist’ outlines Freud's psychoanalytical techniques, before moving on to some famous cases. The guidelines Freud set out for conducting psychoanalysis give instructions on a ... More
11. Psychoanalysis today

11. Psychoanalysis today  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0011
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9780192854551
‘Psychoanalysis today’ asks how modern psychoanalytical techniques have evolved from Freud's theories. It is difficult to define psychoanalysis, but modern therapists currently use a ... More
5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism

5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0005
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‘What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism’ asks: how is freedom to take effect in the world of nature, if the latter is governed by causality and mechanistically determined by the ... More
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Tom Burns

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.001.0001
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Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of psychiatry, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and discussing why its history has been beset by dramatic shifts ... More
2. How psychoanalysis began

2. How psychoanalysis began  

Daniel Pick

in Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782404
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226818.003.0002
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9780199226818
Psychoanalysis emerged between the 1880s and 1900s. Its origins can be traced to many sources, but mostly to the work of Sigmund Freud. ‘How psychoanalysis began’ considers, in turn, ... More
4. Can Philosophy Change the World? Critique, praxis, emancipation

4. Can Philosophy Change the World? Critique, praxis, emancipation  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0004
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9780192853592
‘Can Philosophy Change the World? Critique, praxis, emancipation’ argues that much philosophy in the Continental tradition is concerned with giving a philosophical critique of the social ... More
6. Environmental factors

6. Environmental factors  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775529
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0006
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9780192802217
‘Environmental factors’ argues that, though genetic factors have an important role in causing schizophrenia, they cannot be the whole story. The search for other factors has been lengthy ... More
9. Writer

9. Writer  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0009
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9780192801593
When Barthes looks back on his work in Barthes par Barthes, he sees not a critic nor a semiologist but a writer.‘Writer’ examines Barthes the writer and his reflections upon writing. In ... More
10. Man of letters

10. Man of letters  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0010
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9780192801593
By the end of his life, Barthes had come to occupy the role of man of letters in a traditional sense. ‘Man of letters’ explains that he was not just a critic, but a literary figure whose ... More
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Critchley

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.001.0001
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9780192853592
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling ... More
4. Autobiography and psychoanalysis

4. Autobiography and psychoanalysis  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785252
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0005
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9780199669240
Life-writing has been central to psychoanalysis, which created its own form of biographical narrative. The psychoanalytic case study draws upon the dreams and reminiscences of patients to ... More
Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction  

Tom Burns and Eva Burns-Lundgren  (ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780191781599
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689361.001.0001
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9780199689361
Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of psychotherapy from its origins in Freud’s psychoanalysis to the range of different approaches—counselling, ... More
3. Post-Freudians: moving towards the interpersonal

3. Post-Freudians: moving towards the interpersonal  

Tom Burns and Eva Burns‐Lundgren

in Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780191781599
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689361.003.0003
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9780199689361
Many of Freud’s followers began to develop their own ideas, the most influential being Carl Gustav Jung. ‘Post-Freudians: moving towards the interpersonal’ describes Jung as a romantic ... More
8. Psychotherapy now and in the future

8. Psychotherapy now and in the future  

Tom Burns and Eva Burns‐Lundgren

in Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780191781599
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689361.003.0008
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9780199689361
Psychotherapy has reached into almost every aspect of our lives—how we treat the mentally ill, how we understand our relationships, our appreciation of art and artists, and even how we ... More
2. Asylums and the origins of psychiatry

2. Asylums and the origins of psychiatry  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0002
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9780198826200
‘Asylums and the origins of psychiatry’ outlines the historical care of the mentally ill. If the mentally deranged could not be cared for within the family, they were sent to private ... More
5. Psychiatry under attack—inside and out

5. Psychiatry under attack—inside and out  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198826200
‘Psychiatry under attack’ focuses on the contradictions inherent in psychiatry. The mind–brain relationship is the big issue in psychiatry. It would be simple if psychiatry were just about ... More

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