Synopses & Reviews
The mind as it is manifested in philosophy and art, in the moral life and psychoanalysis, has always been at the core of Richard Wollheim's celebrated work. This book brings together Wollheim's broad and abiding concerns to illuminate human thought at its furthest reaches of introspection and expression. Interweaving philosophy, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics, these essays reveal the critical connections between ideas and disciplines too often regarded as separate and distinct.
disciplines too often regarded as separate and distinct.
About the Author
Richard Wollheim was Mills Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of California, Davis.
Table of Contents
- 1. The Sheep and the Ceremony
- 2. The Ends of Life and the Preliminaries of Morality: John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin
- 3. The Good Self and the Bad Self: The Moral Psychology of British Idealism and the English School of Psychoanalysis Compared
- 4. The Bodily Ego
- 5. Psychology, Materialism, and the Special Case of Sexuality
- 6. Desire, Belief, and Professor Grünbaum’s Freud
- 7. Crime, Punishment, and “Pale Criminality”
- 8. Art, Interpretation, and Perception
- 9. Correspondence, Projective Properties, and Expression in the Arts
- 10. Representation: The Philosophical Contribution to Psychology
- 11. Pictorial Style: Two Views
- 12. Pictures and Language
- Name Index
- Subject Index