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Psychology and the Other$
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David Goodman and Mark Freeman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199324804

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324804.001.0001

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The Melancholy of Psychoanalysis

The Melancholy of Psychoanalysis

Marion, Kristeva, and the Difference of Theology

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(p.94) Chapter 6 The Melancholy of Psychoanalysis
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Psychology and the Other
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Jennifer Wang

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324804.003.0006

Language for melancholic experience is fundamentally different in psychoanalysis and in phenomenology, posing significant difficulties for any interdisciplinary dialogue between these rich discourses. This chapter presents a case study of this incompatibility of discourse by considering the works of Julia Kristeva (psychoanalyst) and Jean-Luc Marion (phenomenologist). The chapter then argues that theology provides the condition of possibility for dialogue between these discourses and invokes the work of the medieval mystic, Hildegard of Bingen, as an example. Positioning theology as a mediator, the chapter considers specific ways that psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and theology are able to dialogue, despite conflicting ideologies and languages.

Keywords:   Melancholia, Kristeva, Marion, Hildegard of Bingen, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, theology

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