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Adam Morton, 18 April 1985

The Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique 
by Adolf Grünbaum.
California, 310 pp., £15.60, December 1984, 0 520 05016 9
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Schizophrenia and Human Value: Chronic Schizophrenia, Science and Society 
by Peter Barham.
Blackwell, 223 pp., £19.50, December 1984, 0 631 13474 3
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... or dogma, while wanting to acknowledge the particular humanness of the situations it confronts. Grünbaum and Barham are concerned with the limits of science from completely opposed points of view and yet drive at peculiarly similar conclusions. Grünbaum considers the evidence for psychoanalysis. He is concerned mostly ...

Through the Psychoanalytoscope

Frank Cioffi, 25 January 1996

Wittgenstein Reads Freud: The Myth of the Unconscious 
by Jacques Bouveresse, translated by Carol Cosman.
Princeton, 143 pp., £15.95, June 1995, 0 691 03425 7
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... among Freud’s critics on this issue. On the one side, it is maintained, most vociferously by Adolf Grünbaum, that only ‘controlled enquiry’ is capable of conferring credibility on Freud’s causal claims; on the other, that though this is to be excessively rigoristic, a radical rejection of Freud’s distinctive etiological and dynamic theses ...

Thinking about Death

Michael Wood: Why does the world exist?, 21 March 2013

Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story 
by Jim Holt.
Profile, 307 pp., £12.99, June 2012, 978 1 84668 244 5
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... for live dialogue, so chapters of philosophical summary alternate with accounts of visits to Adolf Grünbaum in Pittsburgh, to Richard Swinburne in Oxford, to David Deutsch in Headington, to John Leslie in Canada, to Derek Parfit, again in Oxford. He meets Roger Penrose in New York, has phone conversations with Steven Weinberg and John Updike. These ...

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