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One, Two, Too Many

  • Felipe Massao Kuzuhara
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Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

Abstract

Felipe Massao Kuzuhara begins by noting that the negative status of psychoanalysis as science is well established, yet an evaluation of the nature of psychoanalytic knowledge remains open. Does denying it scientific status restrict psychoanalysis to purely subjective knowledge and the question of validation? Against this, psychoanalysis keeps invoking science in its self-presentation, for example in relation to internal controversies and the struggle to determine the general status of newly posited findings. What if this insistence on calling upon science reveals a more profound problem? Using both contemporary Actor Network Theory investigations and an exploration of Freud’s case study procedures, Kuzuhara points to the ethical, clinical, and political consequences that knowledge production in psychoanalysis invites us to confront.

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  • Felipe Massao Kuzuhara
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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