The Grammar of the Unconscious

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The Grammar of the Unconscious

The Conceptual Foundations of Psychoanalysis

By Charles Elder

Penn State University Press, Paperback, 9780271025674, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2005

Description

The Grammar of the Unconscious is both an inquiry into certain long-standing conceptual problems and the exemplification of Wittgenstein's grammatical method. The problems are for the most part those that surround the question of the status of psychoanalysis as a theory of symbolism, psychosexual development, and culture. Using the method of grammatical analysis, Elder clarifies the distinctive features and conditions of the language of psychoanalysis conceptual, logical, and grammatical thus showing both the validity and the limits of its truth.



About the Author
Charles R. Elder is a William Rainey Harper Fellow and teaches in the social science collegiate division of the University of Chicago.

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