Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

Vincent Descombes

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pp. vii-xvi

...three registers, which share responsibility for intellectual invention, science alone is opposed by a counterfeit called "pseudo-science." "Pseudo-philosophy" does not seem to be a term we can use, much as we might be tempted to when dealing with what we think is bad philosophy. But philosophical speculation...

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Preface

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pp. xvii-xxii

...Unconscious had been nothing more to him than a manner of speaking, a makeshift, `une façon de parler,' and that he had nothing `real' in mind. Since then I have not understood Janet's views, but I believe that he has gratuitously deprived...

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1. Wittgenstein: Disciple of Freud?

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pp. 3-21

...illustration in the context of much broader philosophical discussions concerning questions such as the distinction between reasons and causes, "aesthetic" explanation and causal explanation, the nature of symbolism in general, of language, mythology,...

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2. The Problem of the Reality of the Unconscious

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pp. 22-41

...conception of the nature of consciousness conforms perfectly to the classic model. Breuer expresses this when he writes: "We call those ideas conscious which we are...

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3. The "Generalizing Impulse," or the Philosopher in Spite of Himself

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pp. 42-68

...justify his conviction that the methods of psychoanalysis are ultimately comparable to those currently employed in the natural sciences, in particular physics...

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4. Reasons and Causes

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pp. 69-82

...verify that in a sufficient number of cases events of the A variety are regularly followed by events of the B variety. Of course, an event of the ®rst type could still happen without being...

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5. The Mechanics of the Mind

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pp. 83-96

...Freudian theory which he implicitly or explicitly contests. The first of these is psychic determinism, which Freud himself regularly presented as a constitutive...

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6. The "Principle of Insufficient Reason" and the Right to Nonsense

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pp. 97-108

...the field of the biological sciences, and who was a declared partisan and enthusiast of determinism in general and of mental determinism in particular, wrote...

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7. The "Message" of the Dream

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pp. 109-121

...the interest psychoanalysis holds for the sciences of language by invoking a considerably broadened concept of what constitutes a language...

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Conclusion

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pp. 122-126

...like theirs, the attitude of someone who would criticize it from within in order to reinvigorate and renew it, nonetheless displays the same sort of rationalist optimism. While the members of the Vienna Circle chiey depend...

Notes

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pp. 127-132

Bibliography

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pp. 133-138

Index

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pp. 139-143