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Author Meissner, W. W. (William W.), 1931-
Title The ethical dimension of psychoanalysis : a dialogue / W.W. Meissner.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]

Author Meissner, W. W. (William W.), 1931-
Series SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture
SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Psychoanalysis -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Psychoanalysis -- ethics.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 371 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) and indexes.
Contents Freudian ethics -- Psychoanalysis and ethical systems -- Psychic determinism and motivational principles -- Volition and will -- Freedom of the will -- Psychodynamic hedonism and the pleasure principle -- Narcissism and egoism -- Object love and altruism -- Ethical decision-making and self-deception -- Responsibility -- Superego and moral development -- Superego functions and conscience -- Character and virtue -- Values.
Summary "Addressing the common ground between ethics and psychoanalysis, W.W. Meissner asks "Does psychoanalysis have anything to contribute to ethical understanding and reflection?" and conversely, "Does ethics have anything to offer analytic understanding of the complexities of human behavior and decision-making?" Both disciplines focus their interest and concern not only on the inner well-being of the individual, but also on questions of his or her adaptation to the outside world, including both intimate personal relations as well as broader societal and communal relations. This book explores and explicates areas of interaction and common interest between these two disciplines in the hope of opening the way to further exploration and dialogue in the understanding of the human phenomenon."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417524103 (electronic bk.)
9781417524105 (electronic bk.)
0791456900 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791456903 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0791456897 (alk. paper)
9780791456897 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 55896323
Additional Format Print version: Meissner, W.W. (William W.), 1931- Ethical dimension of psychoanalysis. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003 0791456900 0791456897 (DLC) 2002029218 (OCoLC)50228673

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