A lucid exegesis of Freud's conception of mind which explains a fundamental modification in Freud's clinical work, the book has been translated into Persian by Mojtaba Jafari and Alireza Tahmasb and released by Farhang-e Nashr-e No Publishing in collaboration with Asim Publishing in 414 pages and 1100 copies.
The author clearly introduces and assesses all of Freud's thought, focusing on those areas of philosophy on which Freud is acknowledged to have had a lasting impact. These include the philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, rationality, the nature of the self and subjectivity, and ethics and religion.
He also considers some of the deeper issues and problems Freud engaged with, brilliantly illustrating their philosophical significance: human sexuality, the unconscious, dreams, and the theory of transference.
‘Freud’ is one of the most important introductions and contributions to understanding this great thinker to have been published for many years, and will be essential reading for anyone in the humanities, social sciences and beyond with an interest in Freud or philosophy.
Jonathan Lear is the John U Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several acclaimed books on philosophy and psychoanalysis including: ‘Aristotle and Logical Theory’ (1980); ‘Aristotle: The Desire to Understand’ (1988), ‘Love and Its Place in Nature’ (1990);
‘Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul’ (1998); ‘Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life’ (2000); ‘Therapeutic Action: An Earnest Plea for Irony’ (2003); ‘Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation’ (2006) and A Case for Irony (2011) are his other books.