Freud and philosophy of mind: Reconstructing the argument for unconscious mental states

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Abstract

This book consists of a focused and systematic analysis of Freud's implicit argument for unconscious mental states. The author employs the unique approach of applying contemporary philosophical methods, especially Kripke-Putnam essentialism, in analyzing Freud's argument. The book elaborates how Freud transformed the intentionality theory of his Cartesian teacher Franz Brentano into what is essentially a sophisticated modern view of the mind. Indeed, Freud redirected Brentano's analysis of consciousness as intentionality into a view of consciousness-independent intentionalism about the mental that in effect set the agenda for latter-twentieth-century philosophy of mind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages382
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9783319963433
ISBN (Print)9783319963426
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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