Is Psychoanalysis a Folk Psychology?

  title={Is Psychoanalysis a Folk Psychology?},
  author={Mathieu Arminjon},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Even as the neuro-psychoanalytic field has matured, from a naturalist point of view, the epistemological status of Freudian interpretations still remains problematic at a naturalist point of view. As a result of the resurgence of hermeneutics, the claim has been made that psychoanalysis is an extension of folk psychology. For these "extensionists," asking psychoanalysis to prove its interpretations would be as absurd as demanding the proofs of the scientific accuracy of folk psychology. I… CONTINUE READING
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