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`This is a thought provoking and passionately argued book, it is recommended as a thought provoking introduction to some of the key debates' - Journal of Analytical Psychology `Psychoanalysis in Focus provides an excellent introduction to the basic problems besetting psychoanalytic theory and practice. David Livingstone Smith's lucid survey of the major strands of the critical debate about psychoanalysis fills an important gap in the literature of a discipline not renowned for examining its own shortcomings at a fundamental level' - Allen Esterson, Author of Seductive Mirage: An Exploration of the Work of Sigmund Freud (Open Court Publishing, 1994) `David Livingstone Smith's clearly reasoned iconoclastic account convincingly demonstrates the illusory, quasi-religious status of psychoanalysis unsupported as it currently is by any objective evidence to underwrite ...

Integrity in Focus
Integrity in focus

Psychoanalysis has always laid claim to a special relationship with the idea of truth. Freud regarded himself, and has been widely regarded by others, as a man who disturbed the sleep of the world by unmasking the hidden core of the human psyche and the unconscious, instinctual wellsprings of human behaviour. The ...

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