Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, CA, USA
Title: Freud and consciousness: IX.James, Freud, and the theory of consciousness.
Source: Psychoanalysis & Contemporary Thought, 1996. 19 (3): p.461-494Reference.
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States Freud (Sigmund) James (William) Mind Psychoanalytic Theory
Added Keywords: crucial systematic importance of consciousness in discussions of S. Freud & W. James & relevance to modern attempts to formulate theory of consciousness
Classification Code: Psychoanalytic Theory (3143)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Examines how W. James and S. Freud assigned crucial systematic importance to consciousness, discussing the topic in a way not common among present-day psychologists. It is suggested that what James and Freud had to say is highly relevant to many issues naturally arising as psychologists again begin work on the theory of consciousness. Therefore, despite psychology's longstanding bias against consciousness, psychologists considering the topic need not start from scratch or from a perspective external to the field of science. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)