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In these pages The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 61, No. 3, September 2001 (2001) The relative lack of psychoanalytic examination of the ethical questions of a moral life may have been fueled by Freud’s ambivalence about moral- ity, in his quest for a scientific system based on biology and the natural sciences. Ethics was separated eventually from psychology, and ethical and moral concerns became a rarely visited territory of psychoanalysis. One notable exception was Karen Horney, with her reference to moral values: “to work at ourselves is not only the prime moral obligation but the prime moral privilege” (Horney, 1950/1991, p. 15). However, there is a renewed interest in the moral dimension of human experience. Keeping with the ongoing broadening scope of analysis, Timothy Zeddies states the question in his paper on moral values: is it possible, or even necessary to find a new character ideal or a new understanding of what it means to live a full or worthwhile human life? Zeddies presents the views of contemporary philos- ophers and their interpretations of Aristotle. Zeddies writes that ethical and moral deliberation is valuable and inevitable: “we are always expressing, through word or action, some understanding or vision of the good http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
Subject
Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1023/A:1010257916996
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Abstract

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 61, No. 3, September 2001 (2001) The relative lack of psychoanalytic examination of the ethical questions of a moral life may have been fueled by Freud’s ambivalence about moral- ity, in his quest for a scientific system based on biology and the natural sciences. Ethics was separated eventually from psychology, and ethical and moral concerns became a rarely visited territory of psychoanalysis. One notable exception was Karen Horney, with her reference to moral values: “to work at ourselves is not only the prime moral obligation but the prime moral privilege” (Horney, 1950/1991, p. 15). However, there is a renewed interest in the moral dimension of human experience. Keeping with the ongoing broadening scope of analysis, Timothy Zeddies states the question in his paper on moral values: is it possible, or even necessary to find a new character ideal or a new understanding of what it means to live a full or worthwhile human life? Zeddies presents the views of contemporary philos- ophers and their interpretations of Aristotle. Zeddies writes that ethical and moral deliberation is valuable and inevitable: “we are always expressing, through word or action, some understanding or vision of the good

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 3, 2004

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