Freud's Dream is a first-rate study in the philosophy of science which traces the undoing of Freud's program to the interdisciplinary nature of his project, the closed epistemological structure of the psychoanalytic institutes, and the resulting homogeneity of the psychoanalytic community. Kitcher makes a convincing case that the interdisciplinary commitments of contemporary cognitive science makes it prone to some of the same problems that undid Freud's program.
(Owen Flanagan, Professor of Philosophy, Duke University)
About the Author
Patricia Kitcher is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and former President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.