Freud in Cambridge

Freud in Cambridge

By: John Forrester (author), Laura Cameron (author)Paperback

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Freud may never have set foot in Cambridge - that hub for the twentieth century's most influential thinkers and scientists - but his intellectual impact there in the years between the two World Wars was immense. This is a story that has long languished untold, buried under different accounts of the dissemination of psychoanalysis. John Forrester and Laura Cameron present a fascinating and deeply textured history of the ways in which a set of Freudian ideas about the workings of the human mind, sexuality and the unconscious affected Cambridge men and women - from A. G. Tansley and W. H. R. Rivers to Bertrand Russell, Bernal, Strachey and Wittgenstein - shaping their thinking across a range of disciplines, from biology to anthropology, and from philosophy to psychology, education and literature. Freud in Cambridge will be welcomed as a major intervention by literary scholars, historians and all readers interested in twentieth-century intellectual and scientific life.

About Author

John Forrester (1949-2015) was Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and Head of the HPS department for seven years. He was Editor of the journal Psychoanalysis and History from 2005 to 2014, and authored Freud's Women (with Lisa Appignanesi, 1992), Dispatches from the Freud Wars (1997) and Truth Games (1997), amongst other titles. He published over fifty papers in scholarly journals, principally concerned with the history and philosophy of psychoanalysis. His work on cases as a genre and as a style of reasoning was posthumously published as Thinking in Cases (2016). Laura Cameron is an Associate Professor of Historical Geography at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. She is the author of Openings: A Meditation on History, Method and Sumas Lake (1997), the co-editor of Emotion, Place and Culture (2009) and Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness (2011), and has published numerous papers on the history of fieldwork, psychoanalysis, ecology and sound.

Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Tansley's dream; 3. W. H. R. Rivers, the English Freud; 4. Becoming Freudian in Cambridge - undergraduates and psychoanalysis; 5. Discipline formation - psychology, English, philosophy; 6. The 1925 group; 7. The Malting House Garden School; 8. A psychoanalytic debate in 1925; 9. Bloomsbury analysts; 10. Freud in Cambridge?; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781108713023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 717
  • ID: 9781108713023
  • weight: 1030
  • ISBN10: 1108713025

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