The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (Paperback)
  • The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (Paperback)
zoom

The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (Paperback)

(author)
£37.99
Paperback 279 Pages / Published: 21/04/2011
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Winner of the 2012 Gradiva Award!

Utilizing the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, The Suffering Stranger invigorates the conversation between psychoanalysis and philosophy, demonstrating how each is informed by the other and how both are strengthened in unison. Orange turns her critical (and clinical) eye toward five major psychoanalytic thinkers - Sandor Ferenczi, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, D. W. Winnicott, Heinz Kohut, and Bernard Brandchaft - investigating the hermeneutic approach of each and engaging these innovative thinkers precisely as interpreters, as those who have seen the face and heard the voice of the other in an ethical manner. In doing so, she provides the practicing clinician with insight into the methodology of interpretation that underpins the day-to-day activity of analysis, and broadens the scope of possibility for philosophical extensions of psychoanalytic theory.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415874045
Number of pages: 279
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"In the deft hands of Donna Orange, philosophy and clinical psychoanalysis are bridged through the hermeneutics of trust, which she contrasts with a view of human nature saturated with suspicion. To join her accessible explication and close reading of a wealth of scholarly writing makes not only for an exciting intellectual adventure but also will touch our humanity at its core. She helps us to become better clinicians by subtly formulating an ethic for human relations that can operate beyond clinical practice. The Suffering Stranger recognizes the commonality of suffering and estrangement that plagues therapist and patient alike and offers a perspective that can move us beyond suffering to connect with ourselves and others." - Frank M. Lachmann, author of Transforming Narcissism (Routledge, 2008)

"There are few psychoanalysts who can match Donna Orange's compassion for ethical and vocational aspects of psychoanalysis, and few can write better about the way these aspects of our field are informed by Gadamerian hermeneutics and Levinsian ethics. Her choice of the five "subversives" who dared to challenge the analytic status quo of their times demonstrates her central thesis convincingly. The value of this book is greatly enhanced by her remarkable ability to write with clarity, fluency, and a sense of immediacy that makes her message come vividly alive." - Anna Ornstein, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, USA

"Donna Orange, a serious philosophy scholar and teacher prior to her psychoanalytic career, has been perfectly situated intellectually to contribute to the current upsurge of interest in philosophy among psychoanalysts. The Suffering Stranger is a treat for those familiar with her work and is especially useful to clinicians who haven't yet recognized the significance of philosophy to their clinical practice. Chapters devoted to Ferenczi, Fromm-Reichman, Winnicott, Kohut, and Brandchaft focus on their human spirit and attitude of trust, underpinnings that decisively influenced their ways of being with, listening to, and talking with their patients. Her engaging treatments of these classically trained psychoanalytic innovators explicate the 'hermeneutics of trust' and illustrate the ethical responsibility delineated by Levinas and Gadamer. Some may be delighted to discover (like Moliere's character who exclaimed, 'Good Heavens!...I have been speaking prose without knowing it') they have always, if unknowingly, had a philosophical basis for their own interpretive style. All will usefully gain enhanced awareness of the sensibilities in psychoanalytic theories." - Shelley Doctors, co-author of Toward an Emancipatory Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2010)

You may also be interested in...

My Hidden Chimp
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Body Keeps the Score
Added to basket
How to Change Your Mind
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
The School of Life
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback
Emotional Intelligence
Added to basket
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Rebel Ideas
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
The Idiot Brain
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Lost Connections
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Examined Life
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Why We Sleep
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Rebel Ideas
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Man's Search For Meaning
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.