Apart from Freud
Apart from Freud
Notes for a Rational Psychoanalysis

Diverging from the vituperative debates between the "Freud bashers" and the orthodox Freudians, this in-depth investigation of psychoanalysis exposes Freud's specious background assumptions in biology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and moral and social philosophy in order to develop an alternative practice that challenges authoritarian traditions and fosters individual freedom and responsible action in the world.

"Jonathan Cohen's stunning incision into Freud's ideas permanently alters the theoretical, clinical, and rhetorical body of psychoanalysis....The rational psychoanalysis that Cohen develops is characterized by and uncompromising belief in the individual." —Judith E. Vida, M.D.

"In this remarkable work, Jonathan Cohen respectfully, incisively, and tellingly teases out the essence of psychoanalysis from it's age-old confusion with "Freudianism' while at the same time retaining all that is of value which rings true today. This book is about the extended set of values that should characterize an enlightened psychoanalysis, both in theory and in practice. The breadth, depth, and extent of this perspective is extraordinary." —James Grotstein, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA

"This is a book that must be read by all those with a serious interest in psychoanalytic theory and practice." —Louis Breger

Title Apart from Freud
Subtitle Notes for a Rational Psychoanalysis
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 August 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 264 p.
ISBN-10 0872863786
ISBN-13 9780872863781
Publication Date 01 August 2001
Main content page count 264
Dimensions 6 x 9 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.95

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