Psychoanalysis as a Research Method

This paper reconstructs the early programme of the Frankfurt School in a new perspective. Michael Wolf promotes the idea that the integration of psychoanalysis into social theory is at the same time the introduction of a new research method, since psychoanalysis itself should be primarily perceived as such. In his influential analysis Helmut Dubiel stated that Horkheimer had monopolized the outward representation of the research process of the Institut für Sozialforschung. Without contesting this assumption, Wolf underlines the fact that Eric Fromm’s ideas played a decisive role from the background.

Released: Replika 94, 131–143.
János Weiss