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Forrester, John 1949-2015

Works: 27 works in 208 publications in 8 languages and 3,699 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF175, 150.195
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Most widely held works by John Forrester
Freud's women by Lisa Appignanesi( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No modern writer has affected our views on women as powerfully as Sigmund Freud. And none has been so virulently attacked both for his theories of the feminine and for his alleged elevation of personal prejudice to the height of universal pronouncement. Libertarian, old-fashioned moralist, Victorian patriarch, prophet of polymorphous perversity - these are only some of the contradictory epithets Freud has borne." "True, the women in Freud's domestic life, with the exception of Anna, his Antigone, were conventional enough, as were many of his views on their role in society. Yet Freud's closest women friends were anything but conventional. From the writer and turn-of-the-century femme fatale Lou Andreas-Salome, to the socialist feminist Helene Deutsch, early theorist of femininity, to Princess Marie Bonaparte who moved from couch to royal court with amazing facility and became head of the French psychoanalytic movement, Freud's female friends and "pupils" were extraordinary. And then there were his patients - the famous and infamous cases of women crucial to his theories and his method of analytic investigation. In many ways psychoanalysis is as much their creation as that of the young Viennese doctor."--Jacket
The seductions of psychoanalysis : Freud, Lacan, and Derrida by John Forrester( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seductions of Psychoanalysis reflects on the history of psychoanalysis, its conceptual foundations and its relation to other disciplines. John Forrester probes the origins of psychoanalysis and its most beguiling concept, the transference, which is at once its institutional axis and experimental core. He explores the most seductive of all recent psychoanalytic traditions, that inspired by Jacques Lacan, whose radical questioning of psychoanalytic effects has been continued implicitly by Michel Foucault and explicitly by Jacques Derrida. Other key questions addressed include the significance of speech in the talking cure, and the relationship between the 'real' of psychoanalysis and the fictionality of the 'truth' it offers. Dr Forrester also focuses on the relationship between psychoanalysis and the feminine, on analysis and gossip, on the borderline of seduction and rape, and on the women who have played such a crucial role in the history of psychoanalysis, as patients, analysts or both
Language and the origins of psychoanalysis by John Forrester( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En France, toute réflexion sur les rapports du langage et de la psychanalyse est immédiatement et à juste titre associée au nom de Lacan. Si la dette envers Lacan, auquel, par décision, il n'est guère fait explicitement référence, n'est pas ici dissimulée, elle n'est jamais allégeance à des formules. Il ne s'agit pas davantage de paraphraser Freud pour objectiver le langage en un thème et, par là même, risquer d'en méconnaître les pouvoirs. La méthode d'enquête adoptée par l'auteur n'est, en conformité avec son objet, nullement synthétique mais analytique. Partant de la définition originelle du traitement comme "cure de parole" (la talking cure d'Anna O.) et du travail que Freud a consacré en 1891 à l'aphasie, Forrester est d'abord conduit à définir les conditions d'une métapsychologie de la parole : la machine parle, comment cela se peut-il ? Il réexamine ensuite la question du symbolisme, si lourde de malentendus, en nous replaçant au cœur du débat décisif et jamais clos entre Freud et Jung. Enfin il montre, par une série d'incursions dans la grammaire et la philologie, quel sens, métaphorique ou littéral, peuvent avoir des expressions aujourd'hui de monnaie courante comme, par exemple, langage de la névrose, parole du symptôme
Dispatches from the Freud wars : psychoanalysis and its passions by John Forrester( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collect? Is a history of psychoanalysis possible? By taking nothing for granted and leaving no cliche of psychobabble - theoretical or popular - unturned, Forrester gives us a sense of the ethical surprises and epistemological riddles that a century of tumultuous psychoanalytical debate has often obscured. In these pages, we explore dreams, history, ethics, political theory, and the motor of psychoanalysis as a scientific movement
Truth games : lies, money, and psychoanalysis by John Forrester( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying on the couch, the patient must tell all. And yet, as the psychoanalyst well knows, the patient is endlessly unable—unwilling—to speak the truth. This perversity at the heart of psychoanalysis, a fine focus on intimate truths even as the lines between truth and lies are being redrawn, is also at the center of this book of essays by the renowned historian of psychoanalysis John Forrester. Continuing the work begun in Dispatches from the Freud Wars, Truth Games offers a rich philosophical and historical perspective on the mechanics, moral dilemmas, and rippling implications of psychoanalysis. Lacan observed that the psychoanalyst’s patient is, even when lying, operating in the dimension of truth. Beginning with Lacan’s reading of Freud’s case history of the Rat Man, John Forrester pursues the logic and consequences of this assertion through Freud’s relationship with Lacan into the general realm of psychoanalysis and out into the larger questions of anthropology, economics, and metaphysics that underpin the practice. His search takes him into the parallels between money and speech through an exploration of the metaphors of circulation, exchange, indebtedness, and trust that so easily glide from one domain to the other. Original, witty, incisive, these essays provide a new understanding of the uses and abuses and the ultimate significance of truth telling and lying, trust and confidence as they operate in psychoanalysis—and in the intimate world of the self and society that it seeks to know
Freud in Cambridge by John Forrester( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud may never have set foot in Cambridge - that hub for the twentieth century's most influential thinkers and scientists - but his intellectual impact there in the years between the two World Wars was immense. This is a story that has long languished untold, buried under different accounts of the dissemination of psychoanalysis. John Forrester and Laura Cameron present a fascinating and deeply textured history of the ways in which a set of Freudian ideas about the workings of the human mind, sexuality and the unconscious, affected Cambridge men and women - from A.G. Tansley and W.H.R. Rivers to Bertrand Russell, Bernal, Strachey and Wittgenstein - shaping their thinking across a range of disciplines, from biology to anthropology, and from philosophy to psychology, education and literature. Freud in Cambridge will be welcomed as a major intervention by literary scholars, historians and all readers interested in twentieth-century intellectual and scientific life
Thinking in cases by John Forrester( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today many philosophers and historians of science would acknowledge that there are different kinds of activity that we call science and different kinds of reasoning that are practised in them. But one kind of reasoning that has not received as much attention as it deserves is the form of reasoning that John Forrester aptly called thinking in cases . What exactly is involved in using particular case histories to think systematically about social, psychological and historical processes? Can one move from a textured particularity, like that in Freud s famous cases, to a level of reliable generality? In this book, Forrester teases out the meanings of the psychoanalytic case, how to characterise it and account for it as a particular kind of writing. In so doing, he moves from psychoanalysis to the law and medicine, to philosophy and the constituents of science. Freud and Foucault jostle here with Thomas Kuhn, Ian Hacking and Robert Stoller; Einstein and Freud s connection emerges as a case study of two icons in the general category of the Jewish Intellectual; and Donald Winnicott struggles with the limitations of singularity, nonetheless providing a successful individual therapy
Seducciones del psicoanálisis : Freud, Lacan, y Derrida by John Forrester( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las tentaciones de Sigmund Freud - La verdadera historia de Anna O - Enfermarse de amor : la autoridad y la libertad en los orígenes del psicoanálisis - Los placeres secretos del psicoanálisis : Freud, Dora y la Modanna - Violación, seducción y psicoanálisis - Lo que hace el psicoanalista con las palabras : Austin, Lacan y los actos de la palabra en el psicoanálisis - Morir a tiempo : la teoría de la temporalidad de Lacan - ¿Quién está en análisis con quién? Freud, Lacan y Derrida - El psicoanálisis ¿chisme, telepatía o ciencia? - La transferencia y la taquígrafa : sobre el jugador, de Dostoievski - Michel Foucault y la historia del psicoanálisis
Fall - Fallgeschichte - Fallstudie : Theorie und Geschichte einer Wissensform by Natalie Binczek( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ob in juristischen Prozessakten, medizinischen Krankengeschichten oder sozialwissenschaftlichen Studien - stets wird die Diskussion über allgemeine Gesetze oder wissenschaftliche Theorien auf konkrete Einzelfälle bezogen, die als Fallgeschichten erzählt oder in Akten archiviert werden. Der Band bietet eine disziplinübergreifende Bestandsaufnahme des Stellenwerts von Fällen, Fallgeschichten und Fallstudien in den modernen Wissenschaften vom Menschen. Versammelt sind u.a. Beiträge aus den Bereichen Medizin, Jura, Literatur- und Sozialwissenschaft. (Quelle:
Il linguaggio e le origini della psicanalisi by John Forrester( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seminar of Jacques Lacan by Jacques Lacan( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seminar of Jacques Lacan by Jacques Lacan( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Fernel's On the hidden causes of things : forms, souls, and occult diseases in Renaissance medicine by Jean Fernel( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Latin and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigmund Freud e le sue donne by Lisa Appignanesi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toledo by Gaspar Gómez de la Serna( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majorca by Llorenç Villalonga( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1964 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kobiety Freuda by Lisa Appignanesi( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispacci dalle guerre di Freud : la psicoanalisi e le sue passioni by John Forrester( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granada by Francisco Prieto-Moreno( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The seductions of psychoanalysis : Freud, Lacan, and Derrida
Alternative Names
Forrester, J.

Forrester, John, 1949-

John Forrester britischer Historiker und Philosoph

John Forrester British historian

John Forrester Brits filosoof (-2015)

English (145)

Spanish (12)

Italian (8)

French (5)

Polish (5)

German (3)

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The seductions of psychoanalysis : Freud, Lacan, and DerridaLanguage and the origins of psychoanalysisDispatches from the Freud wars : psychoanalysis and its passionsTruth games : lies, money, and psychoanalysisSeducciones del psicoanálisis : Freud, Lacan, y DerridaThe seminar of Jacques LacanThe seminar of Jacques LacanJean Fernel's On the hidden causes of things : forms, souls, and occult diseases in Renaissance medicine