Freud for the Twenty-First Century

The Science of Everyday Life

Authors: Samuels, Robert

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  • Demonstrates the particular relevance of Freud’s reality principle for key aspects of 21st century life
  • Examines how our definition of reason shapes both daily existence and our social institutions and practices
  • Argues that that Freud’s work can help us on a daily basis because it is centered on applying scientific principles to everyday living
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This book places Freud’s theory of the reality principle in relation to both everyday experience and global issues of the 21st century and illustrates how it may be practically applied. Arguing against more critical recent accounts of Freud’s science, the author seeks to show how one might apply the scientific method to everyday life. It demonstrates how Freud contributes to a better understanding of reason and how this in turn can be used to unravel the role of unreason in both politics and personal relationships. 

Including critical examinations of topics such as Narcissism, Victimhood and Empathy, this engaging reappraisal of Freud’s relevance to contemporary life offers fresh insights for psychology, psychoanalysis and cultural theory; as well as practical guidance for a general reader.


About the authors

Robert Samuels is Lecturer in advanced writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He holds doctorates in Psychoanalysis and English. He is the author of 11 books, including Psychoanalyzing the Politics of the New Brain Sciences (2017).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24382-1
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Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24381-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Freud for the Twenty-First Century
Book Subtitle
The Science of Everyday Life
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24382-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24382-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24381-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 82
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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