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Emancypacyjne przesłanie psychoanalizy według Romana Markuszewicza na podstawie wczesnych prac tego autora
The Emancipatory Message of Psychoanalysis according to Roman Markuszewicz upon the Basis of His Early Works

Author(s): Paweł Dybel
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Roman Markuszewicz;phychanalysis;anthropology

Summary/Abstract: A presentation against a broad cultural-historical backdrop of early works by Roman Markuszewicz, an outstanding, and today forgotten, Polish pre-war psychiatrist and neurologist. The point of departure consists of texts about Freudian psychoanalysis, indicating the original nature of this theory and accentuating its emancipatory claim focused on the patient’s self-knowledge. This claim was linked with hope for creating in the future a new type of society, in which the individual could, by getting rid of his inhibitions and complexes thanks to psychoanalysis, make better use of his drive energies. In other words, Freud’s theories assisted Markuszewicz in building a social utopia, which, however, broke down in the second half of the 1920s.

  • Issue Year: 312/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 162-169
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish