Psychoanalysis as a Practical Hermeneutical Science

  • Marek Aftowicz-Bielecki
  • Zofia Rosińska
Part of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology book series (AOTP, volume 4)


The evaluation of the status of psychoanalysis, like many or, perhaps, all philosophical or methodological problems, arouses much controversy which is still far from being at an end. Stimulated by Lindseth’s very interesting chapter, we feel encouraged to make some comments on the issue. Before concentrating on detailed aspects of Lindseth’s reconstruction of psychoanalysis, we should like to consider the meaning of the concept of science, which is not purely a matter of terminology.


Goal Orientation Free Association Language Game Term Science Controversial Point 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Havens, L. L. (1973). Approaches to the mind: Movement of the psychiatric science from sects to science. Boston, MA: Little, Brown.Google Scholar
  2. Hokanson, J. E. (1983). Introduction to the therapeutic process. Reading, MA: AddisonWesley.Google Scholar
  3. Strasser, S. (1963). Phenomenology and the human sciences. Leuven: Nauvelearts.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Aftowicz-Bielecki
    • 1
  • Zofia Rosińska
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

Personalised recommendations