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Fishman, G.G. (1987). American Imago. XXXIX, 1982: Marx and Freud: A Socratic-Aristotelian Symposium on the Platonic Theme of Desire. Harry Slochower. Pp. 285-342.. Psychoanal Q., 56:421.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Imago. XXXIX, 1982: Marx and Freud: A Socratic-Aristotelian Symposium on the Platonic Theme of Desire. Harry Slochower. Pp. 285-342.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 56:421

American Imago. XXXIX, 1982: Marx and Freud: A Socratic-Aristotelian Symposium on the Platonic Theme of Desire. Harry Slochower. Pp. 285-342.

George G. Fishman

This is a very long dialogue among Socrates, Freud, Marx, Ricoeur, Marcuse, Aristotle, Reik, et al. Its central theme is Marx versus Freud, but many subthemes emerge. Among these is the desire to deal with Joel Kovel's book, The Age of Desire: Reflections of a Radical Psychoanalyst. Important questions are raised on every page. Are all desires desirable? Does psychoanalysis serve capitalism? Does it give enough credit to determination by history? Is the classless society an endpoint or a way station in further social evolution? How is neurosis to be viewed in a socialist state if unhappiness by definition can no longer be blamed on society? Can there be a Marxist psychoanalysis? Unfortunately, so many authorities are represented and quoted in the paper as to render it superficial; too much effort is expended on who said what on a given issue and not enough on how to go more deeply into the issue. Nevertheless, Slochower still manages to be enlightening, scholarly, and humorous.

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Fishman, G.G. (1987). American Imago. XXXIX, 1982. Psychoanal. Q., 56:421

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