Crossing the Psycho-social Divide: Freud, Weber, Adorno and by George Cavalletto

By George Cavalletto

The existing view between social scientists is that the psyche and the social stay in such disparate domain names that their right examine calls for markedly incompatible analytical and theoretical techniques. over the past decade students have all started to problem this view. during this leading edge paintings, George Cavalletto strikes this problem ahead via connecting it to theoretical and analytical practices of the early twentieth century. His research of key texts through Sigmund Freud, Max Weber, Theodor Adorno and Norbert Elias exhibits that they crossed the psycho-social divide in ways in which may also help modern students to re-establish an analytical and theoretical knowing of the inherent interconnection of those domain names. This booklet will quite curiosity students and scholars in sociology and social psychology, specially these within the fields of social concept, the sociology of emotion, self and society, and ancient sociology.

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Sigmund Freud and William C. Bullitt, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Twenty-Eighth President of the United States: A Psychological Study (Boston, 1967). 23 Philip Rieff, Freud: The Mind of the Moralist, 3rd. ed. (Chicago, 1979), 258. Backdating The Future of an Illusion 27 background. ”24 In the second place, Roman Catholicism was the religion of another set of enemies of the new secular middle classes: the nobility and the monarchy, as well as the state institutions and schools under their control. In fact, the Catholic Church’s support of the institutional power of aristocratic rule had such a conspicuous presence in the daily life of Austria that, as Peter Gay concludes, “for Freud, as for so many other unbelievers, Roman Catholicism occupied a particularly conspicuous place in the catalogue of villains to be overthrown....

An Abstraction of a Higher Order Although “the process of human civilization and the developmental ... process of individual human beings ... are very similar,” these two processes are also abstractions of a different order, Freud writes in Civilization and its Discontents: “the process of the civilization of the human species is ... ”10 As an abstraction of a higher order, civilization embodies a different configuration of psycho-social dynamics than does that lower level of abstraction, the individual.

6. ” 2. The Internalization of External Coercion The transformational logic of outward-to-inward, social-to-psyche movement that dominates Freud’s thought in the opening chapters of The Future of an Illusion is not limited to shifts in the framework of analysis from social economy to psychic economy. This logic is also embedded in the structure of Freud’s theoretical conceptualization of the historical development of civilization and of the psychic development of the individual. ’10 The superego transforms “opponents” into “vehicles” of civilization: it turns them into “moral and social beings,” that is, into civilized beings.

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