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Ego Psychology to Contemporary Conflict Theory: A Historical Overview by Arnold D. Richards and Arthur Lynch

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Chapter 16 of Psychoanalysis: Critical Perspectives Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards, Volume I. This paper was originally published as: From Ego Psychology to Contemporary Conflict Theory: A Historical Overview by Richards, A.D. & Lynch, A.A. (1998).  In The Modern Freudians: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique by C. Ellman; S. Grand.Silvan & S. Ellman (eds.) Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

Click Here to Purchase: Psychoanalysis: Critical Perspectives Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards, Volume I.

Why Freud Survives: He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Why Freud Survives: He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up By Louis Menand in The New Yorker Magazine in the August 28, 2017 Issue.

Illustration by Armando Veve

Two Comics Artists Draw Their Ways Through Depression

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Two Comics Artists Draw Their Ways Through Depression: New books by Keiler Roberts and Sina Grace share accounts of their ongoing battles with depression and their careers as comic artists by Megan N. Libertyon the HyperAllergic website on August 22, 2017.

From Nothing Lasts Forever (courtesy of Image Comics)

The Last of the Just: An Introduction

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Last of the Just: An Introduction by Michael Parsons on the Berghahn Reviews website from European Judaism  (2014,) 47(1):5-14.

Freud the fraud: a new book reviewed by Jerry Coyne

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Freud the fraud: a new book reviewed by Jerry Coyne on the Why Evolution is True website.

Crews and his book

How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy: Crews, an academic, thinks psychoanalysis is an unscientific jumble of ideas, while psychoanalyst Orbach would prefer not to throw the baby out with the patriarchal bias by Dr Frederick Crews and Susie Orbach on the Guardina website on August 20, 2017.

Frederick Crews and Susie Orbach. Composite: Josh Edelson, Katherine Anne Rose

Proust and Gauguin on Art

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Hard Looking: Proust and Gauguin on Art: Gauguin’s art furthered the dematerialization of beauty that Proust discerned in Rembrandt’s use of light by freeing color from form and drawing from realism by Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic website on January 7, 2017.

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, “The Ray” (1728), oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris (all images via wga.hu unless otherwise noted)

At Long Last from IPBooks: The Holt Rapaport Correspondence

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

 

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How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Hereto Read: How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained by Helen Pluckrose on the Areo website on MarchH 27, 2017.

Michel Foucault

The Lost Photographs Of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Lost Photographs Of Isaac Bashevis Singer by David Attie on the Forward Website on August 10, 2017.

Singer at the Forward with Maurice Winograd, who was a poet, the arts editor, and travel secretary for Abe Cahan.

 

 

The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence, review of Freud : The Making of an Illusion By Frederick Crews, Reviewed By George ProchnikK in The New York Times on August 14, 2017.

Matt Dorfman/photograph from Bettmann Archive, via Getty Images

Click here to Read: Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics by Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards, which was previously published as Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards (Summer 1995). Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics. Psychoanalytic Books, 6(2), 155-173, and appears with the authors’ permission.

Nuclear Diplomacy: From Iran to North Korea?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Nuclear Diplomacy: From Iran to North Korea?: Review of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy by Trita Parsi Reviewed by Jessica T. Mathews in The New York REview of Books in the August 17, 2017 Isxue

Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

.President Trump with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Trump gave a speech that was, Jessica Mathews writes, ‘a full-throated embrace of the Saudi view of Iran as the region’s chief malefactor,’ May 21, 2017

On Fascism from the Pleasures of Owning Persons by Volney Gay

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Click Her to Purchase: On the Pleasures of Owning Persons by Volmey Gay from IPBooks.

Fascist leaders disdain the very idea of “thinking”—what I have termed integrative responsiveness—about politics or any other event. When asked by socialist politicians to explain his position, Benito Mussolini—who saw himself as Hitler’s mentor—replied, “The Socialists ask what is our program? Our program is to smash the skulls of the Socialists.” In “The Doctrine of Fascism” (1932), Mussolini used ten thousand words to describe the same solution. Writing for the Italian Encyclopedia, Mussolini proclaimed that Fascism made philosophic reasoning (a type of integrative thinking) unnecessary: “Fascism is action and it is thought.” Or, as he put it, Fascists are not violent men, though many do “belong to the restless but meditative class.”
Mussolini blamed the catastrophe of World War I upon liberals and their false doctrines, especially the sanctity of the individual. The (Jewish, Christian) notion that individuals are ends in themselves is illusory and harmful: “the individual, by self-sacrifice, the renunciation of self-interest, by death itself, can achieve that purely spiritual existence in which his value as a man consists.” The only liberty is, therefore, the liberty of the individual within the State. The “Fascist State—a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values—interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people.” Rejecting socialist dreams of universal peace, of the value of good will, Fascism “trains its guns on the whole block of democratic ideologies, and rejects their practical applications and implements.” (more…)

Ending at the Beginning: Review of Kafka: The Early Years

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Ending at the Beginning: Review of Kafka: The Early Years by Reiner Stach rEVIEWED BY John Banville in the New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Max Brod, Franz Kafka: Eine Biographie (Prague: H. Mercy Sohn, 1937).Franz Kafka (right) with Max Brod’s younger brother, Otto, at the Castel Toblino near Trento, Italy, 1909

Exploring a Troubled Mind

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Exploring a Troubled Mind by Dr. Siri Galhenage on the Island website on August 8, 2017.

Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: The Bumpy Road to Specialization

Friday, August 11th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: The Bumpy Road to Specialization By Don R. Lipsitt on the Routledge website.

“My latest brain child”: The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  “My latest brain child”: The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott by Anna Ferruta on the OUP blog website on August 10, 2017.

How Freud Shaped the 20th-Century Mind

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: How Freud Shaped the 20th-Century Mind in The New York Times on November 26, 1989.

Introduction by Arnold Richards to Psychoanalysis: The Science of Mental Conflict: Essays in Honor of Charles Brenner

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Click Here for:    Introduction by Arnold Richards to Psychoanalysis: The Science of Mental Conflict: Essays in Honor of Charles Brenner  

This article originally appeared as: Richards,. A. (1986). Introduction to:> Psychoanalysis, the Science of Mental Conflict: Essays in Honor of Charles Brenner. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945

Click Here to Read: Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright by Martin Filler in The New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945