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Mills, J. (2002). Reexamining the Psychoanalytic Corpse: From Scientific Psychology to Philosophy. Psychoanal. Psychol., 19(3):552-558.

(2002). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 19(3):552-558

Reexamining the Psychoanalytic Corpse: From Scientific Psychology to Philosophy

Jon Mills, PsyD, Ph.D.

Historically, psychoanalysis has been marginalized as being pseudoscientific, incoherent, incongruent, and unverifiable and, consequently, has been marginalized from mainstream scientific psychology. Recently, Robert F. Bornstein (2001) added to this criticism by predicting the demise of psychoanalysis unless it jumps on the academic–empirical bandwagon. Throughout this article, the author challenges Bornstein's central arguments and attempts to show how philosophically informed approaches to theory and method provide a viable and equally privileged alternative to substantiating psychoanalytic thought.

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