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Doing Away with Freud's <i>Man Moses</i>

Samuel Weber

in Targets of Opportunity

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224753
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235650 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224753.003.0004
Doing Away with Freud's Man Moses

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This chapter discusses the relation of psychoanalysis to cruelty. Psychoanalysis is a body of ideas that focuses on human psychological functioning and behavior. Whereas cruelty is described as indifference to suffering and involves violence; it is a horizon of psychoanalysis.

Keywords: psychoanalysis; cruelty; psychological functioning; human behavior; violence

Chapter.  9808 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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