Life Drive & Death Drive, Libido & Lethe

A Formalized Consistent Model of Psychoanalytic Drive and Structure Theory


Publication Date: Aug 17, 2001

312 pp

Hardcover

List Price US $50.00
ISBN: 9781892746887


Twenty years after Freud’s metapsychology all but succumbed to rigorous criticism in the USA, Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau’s comprehensive dissection of the theoretical foundations of psychoanalysis affords a new approach to the classical model of the psychical apparatus, which here appears in a surprisingly modern light.



Excerpt from Life Drive & Death Drive, Libido & Lethe

“This is a tour de force. Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau navigates what has been for many of us the murky waters of metapsychology, and provides an exceptionally lucid, logically coherent account of the overall structure of Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.” —Arnold Richards