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The Ethic of Honesty: The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies 2) M. Guy Thompson

The Ethic of Honesty: The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies 2)

M. Guy Thompson

Published December 23rd 2003
ISBN : 9789042011182
Paperback
193 pages
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Rarely do we come across a book that has the force and cogency to provoke us to reevaluate the most fundamental tenets of psychoanalysis. One of the most brilliant psychoanalytic scholars of our time, M. Guy Thompson revolutionizes our understandingMoreRarely do we come across a book that has the force and cogency to provoke us to reevaluate the most fundamental tenets of psychoanalysis. One of the most brilliant psychoanalytic scholars of our time, M. Guy Thompson revolutionizes our understanding of the axiomatic principles upon which psychoanalysis is based. Through a careful exegesis of Freuds texts, he shows how the fundamental rule of psychoanalysis is not merely a vehicle for free association but, more importantly, a pledge to honesty. Contextualized in the subjective lived experience each analyst faces, Thompson demonstrates how Freuds technical mandates are nothing less than ethical imperatives by which to live, authentically. This exploration into the philosophical dimensions of psychoanalysis offers a contribution to the clinical application of psychoanalytic doctrine that will be of interest to psychoanalytic practitioners of all persuasions.