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Kerr, J. (2012). From Classical to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: A Critique and Integration. By Morris Eagle. Psychological Issues Book Series, Volume 70. New York: Routledge, 2011, 321 pp.. Psychoanal. Rev., 99(5):785-792.

(2012). Psychoanalytic Review, 99(5):785-792

From Classical to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: A Critique and Integration. By Morris Eagle. Psychological Issues Book Series, Volume 70. New York: Routledge, 2011, 321 pp.

Review by:
John Kerr

The trouble with Morris Eagle is that he takes psychoanalytic theory seriously.

Word has apparently not reached Eagle that our theories typically not only lack the stamp of serious science, but are better understood as the devices of alarmingly disparate interpretive communities for identifying the welcome and excluding the unwelcome among their fellow psychoanalysts. To the contrary, Eagle thinks we should take our theories as asserting something actual and potentially verifiable about psychoanalytic practice and about the human condition generally. Imagine.

Eagle's

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