Psychoanalysis, Philosophical Issues

In SAGE Reference project Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Sage Publications (2014)
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This paper briefly addresses questions of confirmation and disconfirmation in psychoanalysis. It argues that psychoanalysis enjoys Bayesian support as an interpretive extension of commonsense psychology that provides the best explanation of a large range of empirical data. Suggestion provides no such explanation, and recent work in attachment, developmental psychology, and neuroscience accord with this view.

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Jim Hopkins
University College London


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