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Spence, D.P. (1995). Between Hermeneutics and Science. By Carlo Strenger. Madison, CT: Int. Univ. Press, 1991, xv + 234 pp., $30.00.. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 43:1229-1232.
    

(1995). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 43:1229-1232

Between Hermeneutics and Science. By Carlo Strenger. Madison, CT: Int. Univ. Press, 1991, xv + 234 pp., $30.00.

Review by:
Donald P. Spence

If nature is indivisible, as many scientists assume, then the analyst's mental functioning during an analytic hour must have something in common with similar kinds of listening and reasoning in nonanalytic situations. It is to Carlo Strenger's great credit that he has started to build a bridge between what the analyst sometimes succeeds in doing and other kinds of mental achievements. In the process, he shows up the flaws in the traditional argument that only analyzed critics could properly understand the analytic attitude.

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