Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

by Charles Rycroft


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This essential reference work gives clear definitions of the technical terms used in psychoanalysis and of those words that it has borrowed from everyday language but uses in its own precise sense. The expositions that follow the definitions reveal that this is indeed a 'critical dictionary', for Charles Rycroft believes that certain concepts raise more problems than they solve. The dictionary provides:
  • Detailed and meticulous definitions of terms from all schools of thought
  • Fully cross-referenced entries that explain associated concepts, as well as concepts that are apparently unrelated yet are nevertheless connected
  • A discussion of the philosophical, theoretical or semantic issues raised by the definitions
  • An exloration of the controversies arising from certain points of view
  • A full up-to-date bibliography

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140513103
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Series: Penguin Reference Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.72(d)

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Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A good, well-updated of A to Z of a psychoanalysis dictionary. Reasonable basic guide to anybody who is interested to go deeper into understanding the Frudien psychoanalysis. This is a good start.