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.
I urge anyone who is interested in furthering his or her understanding of the arts and philosophy to read and ponder what Wollheim has to say... A stimulating collection of essays. -- Arthur C. Danto - London Review of Books
Wonderful essays... We encounter not just a system of highly original thought, but a highly original mind and a highly original man. -- Jaroslav Pelikan, Sterling Professor of History, Yale University, author of
There must be many casual readers of Freud who have been enriched, over the years, by Wollheim's writings.. . This lively collection brings together all of his best preoccupations-pictures and pictorial form; the philosophical implications of psychoanalysis and ethics. -- Anthony Storr - Spectator
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