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Hosegood, B. (1981). Boss, Medard. Existential Foundations of Medicine and Psychology.: Translated from the German by Stephen Conway and Anne Cleaves. New York and London, Jason Aronson, 1979. Pp. xxxi, 303. $pD14.. J. Anal. Psychol., 26(3):281-283.
  

(1981). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 26(3):281-283

Boss, Medard. Existential Foundations of Medicine and Psychology.: Translated from the German by Stephen Conway and Anne Cleaves. New York and London, Jason Aronson, 1979. Pp. xxxi, 303. $pD14.

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Barbara Hosegood

HANLY, CHARLES. Existentialism and Psychoanalysis. New York, International Universities Press, 1979. Pp. 298.

Despite notable differences of approach and style, these two books provide an interesting dialogue round the shared theme of existentialism, seen in one as offering revolutionary hope, in the other as threatening damaging revisions for psychoanalytic theory and practice.

Medard Boss is a psychoanalyst, acquainted with Freud, and originally working within the Freudian framework, who came to feel resentful of the ‘strenuous mental acrobatics’ which this seemed to him to impose.

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