The Grammar of the Unconscious: The Conceptual Foundations of Psychoanalysis (Paperback)
The Conceptual Foundations of Psychoanalysis
Penn State University Press, 9780271025674, 272pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2005
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.