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By Herbert Marcuse

ISBN-10: 0415186633

ISBN-13: 9780415186636

During this vintage paintings, Herbert Marcuse takes as his place to begin Freud’s assertion that civilization is predicated at the everlasting subjugation of the human instincts, his reconstruction of the prehistory of mankind—to an interpretation of the elemental traits of western civilization, stressing the philosophical and sociological implications.

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“A philosophical critique of psychoanalysis that takes psychoanalysis heavily yet no longer as unchallengeable dogma... the main major common remedy of psychoanalytic conception because Freud himself ceased publication.” —Clyde Kluckhohn, The big apple Times

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Finding symbolic form for elusive and possibly as-yet-unknown emotions or psychic states—the power that Shakespeare ascribed, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to the “poet’s pen” to give to “airy nothing” a “local habitation and a name”—this process is shared by poets and psychoanalysts alike (Williams, 1991, pp. 8-52). Psychoanalyst Thomas Ogden (2002) writes as follows: Perhaps what is most fundamental to both poetry and psychoanalysis is the effort to enlarge the breadth and depth of what we are able to experience.

With the growing acceptance that first her mother’s mind, then her body, and then the import of the index entries have “passed on” the daughter discovers that what has also been “passed on” is a container for feeling.

20] At this pre-verbal stage where no specific meaning is available, the sound, the pitch, rhythm, volume, and intonation can, nonetheless, “speak” volumes to the receptive ear. In this picture of things, meaning is embedded in the quality of the links of relatedness between self and other, and in how those links can be mutually communicated and sustained. To stir the capacity to think clearly and to feel deeply about the same subject simultaneously would seem to be the function both of the poetic and of the psychoanalytic process.

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