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  • Infinite emotion : Matte Blanco's bi-logic in psychoanalytic context 

    Alava, Pihla (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2010)
    This thesis attempts to outline and assess Matte Blanco's theory of bilogic, and place it in psychoanalytic context using comparative analysis. Bilogic is studied in relation to Freud, Klein and Bion. These particular ps ...
  • Language, displacement and censorship : a philosophical analysis of Sigmund Freud's common-sense method of dream-interpretation 

    McLoughlin, Joseph Henry (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2002)
    This thesis is a contribution to the tradition in philosophy of psychoanalysis in analytic philosophy of viewing Sigmund Freud's method of interpretation as an extension of common-sense psychology. The thesis addresses the ...
  • Weakness of will and practical reason 

    Halley, Karina M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2004)
    This thesis argues that a correct understanding of weakness of will (that is, freely failing to act as one thinks one has most reason to act) is crucial to a correct understanding of practical reason. Central to a theory ...
  • Freud's psychoanalysis of religion 

    Garvey, Brian P. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2000)
    Freud was part of a long tradition of non-believers who offered a story about how religions originated. Notable works in this tradition include Hume's The Natural History of Religion and Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity. ...
  • On the disunity of the sciences and Ceteris Paribus laws 

    Tobin, Emma (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2006)
    This thesis examines the claim that the sciences are disunified. Chapter 1 outlines and introduces different accounts of the stratification of the sciences in the literature, in particular, Unificationism, Disunificationism, ...

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