Recently published – Psychoanalysis and Anxiety: From Knowing to Being by Chris Mawson

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In Psychoanalysis and Anxiety: From Knowing to Being, Chris Mawson combines psychoanalytic, existential and dramaturgical perspectives on the study of anxiety.

The book explores how anxiety has been understood by philosophers such as Heidegger and Kierkegaard, and major psychoanalytic theorists including Freud, Klein, Winnicott and Bion. It also looks at how key principles of drama relate to therapeutic practice and theory, and concludes with a reconsidering of the pursuit of insightful knowledge in psychoanalysis, with a shift of emphasis from psychoanalytic interpretations as statements of knowing to interpretive activity as a continuous process of becoming informed

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