@TheTLS Psychoanalysis still falls under the rubric of ‘Science’! Philosophical Apprentice comments

Freudian ‘Science’ won’t go quietly! Professor Cohen considers  ‘pondering the tastelessly funny, improbably Freudian coincidence of the centennial of Beyond the Pleasure Principle with a deadly global pandemic.’

Josh Cohen is a psychoanalyst in private practice and Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. His books include The Private Life, 2013, and Not Working: Why we have to stop, 2019

I thought the ‘New Party Line’ on Psychoanalysis was that it was about  ‘Jewish Story Telling’ , and or part of the project of ‘Jewish Emancipation’.  

Here is link to my essay, that is a review of Adam Phillips ‘Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst’, my title gives the game away! Phillips is both an ideologically focused ‘historian’ and an incompetent apologist.  

On ‘Becoming Freud’ : Adam Phillips as incompetent Freudian Apologist/Propagandist. A comment by Philosophical Apprentice
Posted on January 4, 2019


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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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