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Psychoanalytic facts as unintended institutional facts

Filip Buekens and Maarten Boudry UGent (2012) PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. 42(2). p.239-269
abstract
We present an inference to the best explanation of the immense cultural success of Freudian psychoanalysis as a hermeneutic method. We argue that an account of psychoanalytic facts as products of unintended declarative speech acts explains this phenomenon. Our argument connects diverse, seemingly independent characteristics of psychoanalysis that have been independently confirmed, and applies key features of John Searle's and Eerik Lagerspetz's theory of institutional facts to the psychoanalytic edifice. We conclude with a brief defence of the institutional approach against more contentious social constructivist approaches to science and psychoanalysis.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Sigmund Freud, John Searle, hermeneutics, social constructivism, social ontology, institutional facts, psychoanalysis, Eerik Lagerspetz
journal title
PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Philos. soc. sci.
volume
42
issue
2
pages
239 - 269
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000304708400004
JCR category
ETHICS
JCR impact factor
0.288 (2012)
JCR rank
39/48 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
0048-3931
DOI
10.1177/0048393111399099
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1170964
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1170964
date created
2011-02-25 11:43:34
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:46:38
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  author       = {Buekens, Filip and Boudry, Maarten},
  issn         = {0048-3931},
  journal      = {PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES},
  keyword      = {Sigmund Freud,John Searle,hermeneutics,social constructivism,social ontology,institutional facts,psychoanalysis,Eerik Lagerspetz},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {239--269},
  title        = {Psychoanalytic facts as unintended institutional facts},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0048393111399099},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Buekens, Filip, and Maarten Boudry. 2012. “Psychoanalytic Facts as Unintended Institutional Facts.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (2): 239–269.
APA
Buekens, Filip, & Boudry, M. (2012). Psychoanalytic facts as unintended institutional facts. PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, 42(2), 239–269.
Vancouver
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Buekens F, Boudry M. Psychoanalytic facts as unintended institutional facts. PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. 2012;42(2):239–69.
MLA
Buekens, Filip, and Maarten Boudry. “Psychoanalytic Facts as Unintended Institutional Facts.” PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 42.2 (2012): 239–269. Print.