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Fountain, G. (2000). Psychoanalysis: A Jewish Discipline? On the Resistance to Tradition and Strangeness. Yigal Blumenberg. Pp. 156-178.. Psychoanal Q., 69(1):191.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalysis: A Jewish Discipline? On the Resistance to Tradition and Strangeness. Yigal Blumenberg. Pp. 156-178.

(2000). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 69(1):191

Psychoanalysis: A Jewish Discipline? On the Resistance to Tradition and Strangeness. Yigal Blumenberg. Pp. 156-178.

Gerard Fountain

On one hand, one can see from psychoanalytic treatments and publications that there exist unconscious prejudices and a specific transference in which psychoanalysis seems to be a Jewish discipline, and the psychoanalyst to be in possession of power, money, and secret knowledge. On the other hand, and from the standpoint of traditional Judaism as reflected in the rabbinical tradition (Talmud), one can say that psychoanalysis is a modern form of dispute about tradition, strangeness, and the unspeakable. By tracing the Jewish roots of psychoanalysis, Blumenberg suggests one possible answer to the question: What is its essence?

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Fountain, G. (2000). Psychoanalysis: A Jewish Discipline? On the Resistance to Tradition and Strangeness.. Psychoanal. Q., 69(1):191

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