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Author Westerink, Herman, 1968-

Title A dark trace : Sigmund Freud on the sense of guilt / Herman Westerink.

Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, ©2009.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Schuldgevoel bij Freud. English
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages).
Series Figures of the unconscious ; 8
Figures of the unconscious ; 8.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-313) and index.
Contents A Dark Trace; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. Carmen and other representations; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 "Our bugles sounding the Retreat"; 1.3 Moral treatment; 1.4 A morally disturbing case; 1.5 Moral character; 1.6 A defensive ego; 1.7 Self-reproach; 1.8 Moral judgements; 1.9 Seduction and self-reproach; 1.10 Stories; 1.11 Assessment; Chapter 2. Dark traces; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Your guilt isn't the same as mine; 2.3 The dead kill; 2.4 "Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all"; 2.5 The dark trace of an old guilt; 2.6 "My 'ought' set before me"; 2.7 Primary and secondary processes.
Chapter 3. Repressed desires3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Formation and utilization of sexuality; 3.3 Weaknesses in the system; 3.4 Attack and defence; 3.5 Dominated by guilt; 3.6 Cultural morality; 3.7 Hostility toward the father; Chapter 4. Applied psychoanalysis; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The choices of Freud's followers; 4.3 A single principle; 4.4 The prohibition behind the imperative; 4.5 Ambivalent feelings; 4.6 Projection; 4.7 Conscience; 4.8 Systems of thought; 4.9 An ancient guilt; Chapter 5. In the depths; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The depth surfaces; 5.3 The downfall of self-reproach.
5.4 "The youth sees himself as an idol"5.5 Self-regard; 5.6 Feelings of hate; 5.7 When erotism and sense of guilt go hand in hand; 5.8 The sense of guilt must be set at rest; 5.9 "Becoming is impossible without destruction"; Chapter 6. Analyses of the ego; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 "The Sphinx of ancient legend"; 6.3 "A psychological crowd"; 6.4 Emotional bonds; 6.5 Identification: from Oedipus complex to sense of guilt; 6.6 "The only pre-psychoanalytic thinker"; 6.7 Towards an unconscious sense of guilt; 6.8 The Oedipus complex and the superego; 6.9 Unconscious sense of guilt.
6.10 The problem of masochism6.11 Conclusion; Chapter 7. Anxiety and helplessness; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Birth and the feeling of guilt; 7.3 Castration anxiety and the sense of guilt; 7.4 Helpless and dissatisfied; 7.5 Illusion and science; 7.6 Dogma and compulsion; 7.7 Critique; 7.8 The apologetics of a godless Jew; 7.9 Considerations; Chapter 8. Synthesis and a new debate; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 "The man of fate"; 8.3 An instinctual character; 8.4 La sensation religieuse; 8.5 Impossible happiness; 8.6 Hostility to civilization; 8.7 Loving thy neighbour.
8.8 Schiller and Goethe: The Philosophers8.9 Struggle; 8.10 Anxiety and the sense of guilt once again; 8.11 Drive renunciation; 8.12 Discontents; 8.13 A new debate; 8.14 Considerations; Chapter 9. Great men; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Moses the Egyptian; 9.3 Akhenaton and monotheism; 9.4 The Kadesh compromise; 9.5 What is a great man?; 9.6 St Paul; 9.7 The sense of guilt and the return of the repressed; 9.8 Assessments; Concluding considerations; Literature; Index.
Summary Sigmund Freud, in his search for the origins of the sense of guilt in individual life and culture, regularly speaks of ""reading a dark trace"", thus referring to the Oedipus myth as a myth on the problem of human guilt. The sense of guilt is indeed a trace that leads deep into the individual's mental life, into his childhood life, and into the prehistory of culture and religion. In this book this trace is followed and thus Freud's thought on the sense of guilt as a central issue in his work is analyzed, from the earliest studies on the moral and ""guilty"" characters of the hysterics, via the.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
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Electronic books.
ISBN 9789461660367 (electronic bk.)
9461660367 (electronic bk.)