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Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

2018

382 pages

ISBN 978-3-319-96342-6

Freud and philosophy of mind I

reconstructing the argument for unconscious mental states

Jerome C. Wakefield

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 thatin effect set the agenda for latter-twentieth-century philosophy of mind. 

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96343-3

Full citation [Harvard style]:

Wakefield, J. C. (2018). Freud and philosophy of mind I: reconstructing the argument for unconscious mental states, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Introduction

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"Unconscious" as "mental and not conscious"

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57-103

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The semantic objection to Freud's thesis

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105-128

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Freud's response to the semantic objection

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129-164

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Brentano, Freud's philosophical interlocutor

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165-210

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Freud's argument, part 1

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263-284

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Freud's argument, part 2

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285-347

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Conclusion

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349-360

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