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Author Wollheim, Richard, 1923-2003.

Title The mind and its depths / Richard Wollheim.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  128.2 W864M    Check Shelf
Description x, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Note Collection of author's philosophical writings, 1975-1989.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and indexes.
Contents I. The Sheep and the Ceremony -- II. The Ends of Life and the Preliminaries of Morality: John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin -- III. The Good Self and the Bad Self: The Moral Psychology of British Idealism and the English School of Psychoanalysis Compared -- IV. The Bodily Ego -- V. Psychology, Materialism, and the Special Case of Sexuality -- VI. Desire, Belief, and Professor Grunbaum's Freud -- VII. Crime, Punishment, and "Pale Criminality" -- VIII. Art, Interpretation, and Perception -- IX. Correspondence, Projective Properties, and Expression in the Arts -- X. Representation: The Philosophical Contribution to Psychology -- XI. Pictorial Style: Two Views -- XII. Pictures and Language.
Summary The mind as it is manifested in philosophy and art, in the moral life and psychoanalysis, has always been at the core of Richard Wollheim's celebrated work. This book brings together Wollheim's broad and abiding concerns to illuminate human thought at its furthest reaches of introspection and expression. Interweaving philosophy, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics, these essays reveal the critical connections between ideas and disciplines too often regarded as separate and distinct. At the same time, by focusing on actual experience, whether in art or ritual, sexuality or criminal behavior, they retrieve the ways and workings of the mind from the ponderous abstraction in which much contemporary thought is trapped. A central theme of The Mind and Its Depths is the importance of psychoanalysis to philosophical discussion. From Freud's writings Wollheim extracts the thesis of the "corporealization of thought," which he uses in a highly original way to reframe the mind/body question. His discussions of issues of moral, social, and political philosophy also emphasize the psychological dimensions of such problems. These, along with his essays on artistic expression and pictorial style, demonstrate the advantages of psychological sophistication in thinking about philosophical issues in general - and about the nature and impact of art in particular.
Subject Philosophy of mind.
Arts -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology and philosophy.
Arts -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00817796
Philosophy of mind. (OCoLC)fst01060840
Psychoanalysis. (OCoLC)fst01081235
Psychology and philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01081553
Filosofie van de geest.
Indexed Term Mind Philosophy
Other Form: Online version: Wollheim, Richard, 1923-2003. Mind and its depths. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993 (OCoLC)608082814
ISBN 067457611X (alk. paper)
9780674576117 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780674576117
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