English | July 29, 2015 | ISBN: 1137538120 | 324 Pages | PDF | 2.48 MB
Unconscious Thought in Philosophy & Psychoanalysis explores concepts throughout the history of philosophy that suggest the possibility of unconscious thought
& lay the foundation for ideas of unconscious thought in modern philosophy & psychoanalysis. Hendrix considers the workings of unconscious thought, & the role that unconscious thought plays in thinking, language, perception, & human identity. The focus is on the metaphysical & philosophical concepts of unconscious thought, as opposed to the empirical or scientific phenomenon of 'the unconscious', & it is argued that these metaphysical concepts still played an important role in the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud & Jacques Lacan. With chapters drawing on a wide range of philosophers from Descriptioninus to Freud & Lacan, Unconscious Thought in Philosophy & Psychoanalysis casts an original & thought-provoking perspective on the relation between unconscious thought & conscious thought, different kinds of thinking, & the relation between thinking & perceiving.