Why Is Reality a Troubling Concept?

@article{Friedman1999WhyIR,
  title={Why Is Reality a Troubling Concept?},
  author={L. Friedman},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={47},
  pages={401 - 425}
}
  • L. Friedman
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Many psychoanalysts assume that modern philosophy has revealed that objective reality is an illusion, and they take that as their starting point for discussing psychic reality and the direction of treatment. However, the philosophical argument for the antiobjectivist position, far from being a final truth, can be seen as a late echo of the age-old debate over whether it is possible to match unchanging general descriptions to the changing individuals in the world. It is but one of two competing… Expand
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