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Phillips, J. (1987). Grünbaum on Hermeneutics. Psychoanal. Contemp. Thought, 10(4):585-626.

(1987). Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 10(4):585-626

Grünbaum on Hermeneutics

James Phillips

The attention accorded Adolph Grünbaum's The Foundations of Psychoanalysis has focused mainly on the last three sections of the book, those parts which deal with the scientific grounding of psychoanalysis (Laor, 1985). The first part, an extended introduction in which Grünbaum subjects the major proponents of a hermeneutic reading of psychoanalysis to a markedly critical review, has received little attention or been greeted with uncritical approval. In The New York Review Jonathan Lieberson reports that Grünbaum shows as well how most of their objections to seeing it [psychoanalysis] as sciencesuch as their claim that the concern of psychoanalysis with the meaning of symptoms or illnesses excludes it from being a causal sciencerest not only on logical mistakes and ignorance about psychoanalysis but on misconceptions about the scope of natural science (1985, p. 28).

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