Recently, the predominance of natural sciences seems to have cast doubt on the legitimacy of the human sciences. Adopting a phenomenological and hermeneutical point of view, this book is intended to contribute towards a justification of the human sciences, taking account of quintessentially human characteristics. The basic assumption is that man interprets his own experience and the world around him, yielding to the limitations imposed by language. Central themes are intentionality and causality, desire and lack, responsibility and loss of responsibility. Relevant domains are psychopathology and psychoanalysis-following Lacan's interpretation - and law. The rich phenomenological traditions in these domains will be drawn from throughout this book.
Antoine W.M. Mooij, Ph.D (1975) in Medicine, Professor em. of Law and Psychiatry, University Utrecht and State University Groningen. He published extensively on the phenomenological foundations of psychopathology, on hermeneutical theory of action, and on Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Series Editor’s preface
Perception and the gaze: from phenomenology to psychoanalysis
Phenomenology, hermeneutics and psychopathology
Space, time and guilt in psychosis
Dependency and responsibility in personality disorder
Intentionality and causality: the phenomenological case
Phenomenology and psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis and truth-finding
A literary work and the reader’s subjective position
Image and culture
The symbolic order and the law
The trauma of the real
Guilt in law and psychopathology
Action and freedom of action
Responsibility and criminal responsibility
Evil and responsibility
All those interested in the relationship between phenomenology and the humans sciences.