chapter  3
Psychoanalysis and Daseinanalysis
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This chapter talks about the phenomenological goals and analysis, and discusses phenomenological and existential analysis, their relations with psychoanalysis, and the usage of this terminology in the United States. Classically disposed psychoanalysts understand anxiety in two ways: in terms of the structural relations of ego psychology, or pegged to libido theory and its stages of psychosexual development. Phenomenologists understand anxiety neither in structural terms that lead to a formulation of the ego signaling itself concerning some form of intrapsychic danger nor in terms of a developmental problem. The chapter describes Everett Roger's analysis which is intentionality giving meaning to experience and to action; it involves truly being-in-the-world and perceiving it accurately. Ludwig Binswanger developed his own form of Daseinanalysis, distinct from Martin Heidegger and as a critique of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory and method. He was the only analyst with whom Freud maintained a lifelong cordial relationship in spite of his dissidence.