Observations from the Refuse-Heap: Freud, Michelangelo's Moses, and Psychoanalysis

@article{Macmillan2003ObservationsFT,
  title={Observations from the Refuse-Heap: Freud, Michelangelo's Moses, and Psychoanalysis},
  author={Malcolm Macmillan and Malcolm Peter J Swales},
  journal={American Imago},
  year={2003},
  volume={60},
  pages={104 - 41}
}
Sigmund Freud's 1914 essay on Michelangelo's statue of Moses is unique in having been the only one of his works whose authorship he sought to conceal. Although the essay bears no relation to psychoanalytic theory as such Freud characterized the method of inquiry that he employed therein as one that has in point of fact a certain resemblance to the methodology of psychoanalysis, and a number of authors have since insisted on this resemblance even to the point of proclaiming the essay to be… Expand
Rescuing psychoanalysis from Freud: the common project of Stekel, Jung and Ferenczi.
  • P. Rudnytsky
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the history of sexuality
  • 2006
TLDR
An extended discussion of Wilhelm Stekel's "On the History of the Analytic Movement" (1926), published in English translation for the first time in "Psychoanalysis and History" 7(1) in 2005, argues that it remains the task of the historian to search for truth. Expand
Moses Lactans: Evidence in Support of the Latent Mythic Value of Freud's 1914 "Moses of Michelangelo"
It has become impossible to ignore the fact that Freud's landmark essay "The Moses of Michelangelo," however intriguing, is disproportionately flawed and methodologically problematic. Among the listExpand
Art and emotion in psychoanalysis
  • Elliot L Jurist
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 2006
TLDR
The author concludes by making inferences about a contemporary psychoanalytic theory of affects: that it ought to be inclusive of science as well as art (preserving the focus on subjective experience, especially the processing of complex emotions), which is illustrated with the concept of mentalized affectivity. Expand
Arresting Masculinity: Anger, Hybridity and the Reproduction of Phallic Space
This paper examines how the signifier of ‘toxic masculinity’ operates in the contemporary psycho-social landscape of embodied power relations. It is argued that toxic masculinity is a symbolicExpand
ACTION TIME
Abstract Our actions, even the quietest, are liable to become occasions for inculpation. But what kind of action would remain immune to the act of judgement? Such an action is made manifest inExpand
Challenges to Psychoanalytic Methodology
What is psychoanalytic knowledge about? Is it about calming the worried well or curing the mentally ill? Actually, we know it isn’t about therapy of any kind because there are simply no data thatExpand
Psychodynamic Theories of the Unconscious
Psychodynamic theories of the unconscious emerged from the depth psychologies of the late nineteenth century, when observations and experiments on dissociated states of consciousness showed howExpand
Freud 100 years ago
To all appearances, Freud starts out quite modestly. His knowledge of art is no more than a layman’s, he tells us. Then, after having made known that works of art have a strong effect upon him, FreudExpand
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 134 REFERENCES
Freud's Moses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable
This remarkable book provides fascinating new insights into Freud's intentions in writing Moses and Monotheism-his only work specifically devoted to a Jewish theme. Yerushalmi presents the work asExpand
The Case of Sigmund Freud: Medicine and Identity at the Fin de Siècle
In The Case of Sigmund Freud, Sander Gilman traces the "medicalization" of Jewishness in the science and medicine of turn-of-the-century Vienna, and the ways in which Jewish physicians responded toExpand
Freud and the Question of Pseudoscience
In the early 1970s, Cioffi demonstrated that Freud falsified the account of his discovery of the Oedipus complex - an account that had gone unquestioned until that time. Moreover, Cioffi showed thatExpand
Early Freud and Late Freud: Reading Anew Studies on Hysteria and Moses and Monotheism
List of Figures. Preliminary Note. Introduction. The Primal Book of Psychoanalysis: Studies on Hysteria a Hundred Years On. Freud's Study of Moses as a Daydream: A Biographical Essay. Appendix:Expand
Freud in exile : psychoanalysis and its vicissitudes
In June 1938 Sigmund Freud and his family arrived in London, exiles from Nazi-occupied Austria. Now, seventy years later, Freud's exile, together with the general exodus of psychoanalysts from theExpand
The Method of Morelli and Its Relation To Freudian Psychoanalysis
Giovanni Morelli (1816-91), the Italian connoisseur, in the 1870’s and 1880’s, writing under the pseudonym Lermolieff worked out a method for distinguishing original works of art from copies.’ HisExpand
Art and Psychoanalysis
This is a re-issue of a book by one of Britain's art critics and theorists. The essays ask how psychoanalysis can help us understand art - both its creation and our enjoyment of it. Fuller's subjectsExpand
Freud and the Figure of Moses: The Moses of Freud
  • H. Blum
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1991
TLDR
The Moses recreated by Freud is important to the evolution of the concepts of the superego, and his Moses studies simultaneously illuminate the developmental significance of internalization, identification, and abstract symbolic thought. Expand
The Rhetorical Voice of Psychoanalysis: Displacement of Evidence by Theory
As psychoanalysis approaches its second century, it seems no closer to being a science than when Freud first invented the discipline. This text analyzes the way pscyhoanalysis functions - as aExpand
Freud's Moses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable.
In the final chapter of this book, Hug-Hellmuth’s contributions to child analysis are compared with the works of Anna Freud and hlelanie Klein. From a historical standpoint, Hug-Hellmuth’s work wasExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...