Introduction 1. The Metaphysics of Metapsychology 2. The biological foundations of personality: drives and affects 3. Repression and the metapsychology of defence 4. The metapsychology of the unconscious 5. The metapsychology of the self 6. The metapsychology of object relations Conclusion
Dr Simon Boag is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University. He has published extensively on the topics of psychoanalytic and psychological theory, personality and unconscious processes, and is the author of Freudian repression, the unconscious, and the dynamics of inhibition. He has also co-edited two volumes on the philosophy of psychoanalysis (Philosophy, Science & Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalysis & Philosophy of Mind).