The Language of Psychotherapy

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Ekstein's book brings together papers on a number of themes which have occupied his thinking during the last 40 years. In the Wiener Kreis, the Vienna circle of philosophers, he studied, together with his professor Moritz Schlick, the philosophy of science, the analysis of language, and the clarification of meaning. Throughout his life he has always been inspired by the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. In the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute his interest in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis was reinforced, and he established for himself a bridge between the kind of thinking that looks for philosophical clarification and that which searches for psychological meaning. The psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic methods of psychological clarification depend on the language tools of the thinking process. But these language tools, referring now to different theories of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in the various schools, have their usefulness as well as their limitations. Ekstein's chronological assessment allows us to arrive at a philosophical and psychological clarification of present psycho-therapeutic and psychoanalytic schools.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 11]  1989.  xviii, 336 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Achim Eschbach
xi
1. The philosophical refutation
1
2. The language of psychology and of everyday life
13
3. The extension of basic scientific laws to psychoanalysis and to psychology
Leopold Bellak and Rudolf Ekstein
21
4. Psychological laws and human freedom
29
5. Ideological warfare in the psychological sciences
41
6. The Tower of Babel in psychology and in psychiatry
49
7. Structural aspects of psychotherapy
99
8. Philosophy of science and psychoanalysis
107
9. Thoughts concerning the nature of the interpretive process
113
10. Reflections on parallels in the therapeutic and the social process
145
11. Pleasure and reality, play and work, thought and action — variations of and on a theme
155
12. The psychoanalyst and his relationship to the philosophy of science
171
13. Psychoanalysis and social crises
183
14. In quest of the professional self
197
15. Must I have a philosophy of psychotherapy?
217
16. Towards Walden III
227
17. Metapsychology and the languages of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
241
Miscellaneous writings
18. A note on the language of psychotic acting out: Discussion of L. Bryce Boyer's chapter
255
19. Karl Bühler and psychoanalysis
261
20. A Home for the Heart by Bruno Bettelheim
271
21. Psychoteherapy in America and in Europe: the twain shall meet
275
22. Further thoughts concerning the nature of the interpretive process
283
23. Robert Waelder's criteria of interpretation (1939) revisited
301
24. Reflections on the concept of “borderline”: structure and process
317
25. Freud and Adler: attachement and separation: A new glimpse at the relationship between psychoanalysis and individual psychology in 1982
329
Subjects

Philosophy

Semiotics
BIC Subject: HP – Philosophy
BISAC Subject: PHI000000 – PHILOSOPHY / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88035143