The Economics of Libido: Psychic Bisexuality, the Superego, and the Centrality of the Oedipus Complex

This book is an attempt to get beyond pluralism by embedding psychoanalysis in philosophy and returning to Freud as a psychologist to link the depths of the mind to the surface. The author argues that egoism and altruism are a more accurate representation of activity and passivity and that Freud’s work points to masculine and feminine drives on each pole, which, because of psychic bisexuality, can exist in either sex. The author argues that Freud places the Oedipus complex as the height o…

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