Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see definitions for highlighted words…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Some important words in PEP Web articles are highlighted when you place your mouse pointer over them. Clicking on the words will display a definition from a psychoanalytic dictionary in a small window.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Protter, B. (1996). Classical, Modern, and Postmodern Psychoanalysis: Epistemic Transformations. Psychoanal. Dial., 6(4):533-562.

(1996). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 6(4):533-562

Classical, Modern, and Postmodern Psychoanalysis: Epistemic Transformations Related Papers

Barry Protter, Ph.D.

The work of Grünbaum is situated within an evolving epistemic schema as reflected in the history of psychoanalysis. His views are representative of an outmoded model of psychoanalytic practice, but also serve as a cogent critique of the underlying assumptions of this classical model, which can be called the causal-essentialist view. Subsequent anti-essentialist developments in post-Freudian thought have been instrumental in transforming the methodology and goals of psychoanalysis into hermeneutically oriented modern-humanistic and postmodern-historicist outlooks. These newer construals of analysis treat rationality as having a wider purview than causal explanatory science. It is suggested that the unique epistemic tension that characterizes psychoanalysis is the result of the elusive interrelationship of its explanatory, descriptive, and prescriptive features.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.