The Language of Psycho-Analysis by Jean Laplanche

By Jean Laplanche

The definitive advisor to psychoanalytic vocabulary. An indispensible reference booklet for somebody drawn to psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud developed his theories all through his lifetime. This entailed many revisions and alterations which he himself by no means attempted to standardize rigidly right into a definitive conceptual process. the necessity for a few type of a competent advisor which might spell out either the development of the evolution of Freud's pondering, in addition to identify its inherent good judgment, used to be felt for a very long time by means of either students and scholars of psychoanalysis. Drs. Laplanche and Pontalis of the organization Psychoanalytique de France succeeded admirably in supplying a dictionary of Freud's suggestions that's greater than a compilation of mere definitions. After decades of inventive and industrious examine, they have been capable of provide an real account of the evolution of every thought with pertinent aiding texts from Freud's personal writing (in the traditional variation translation), and hence have endowed us with an software for paintings and learn that's characterised via its thoroughness, exactitude and shortage of prejudice in the direction of dogma. The Language of Psychoanalysis has already proven itself as a vintage and should lengthy remain of beneficial use to either pupil and research-worker in psychoanalysis.

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Interpretação anagógica. ) which is said to bring out their universal ethical meaning. Since anagogic interpretation relates symbols to ‘elevated ideals’, it is considered to be the opposite of analytic interpretation, which supposedly reduces them to their specific and sexual content. The idea of anagogic interpretation (from the Greek àνáγω, to bear upwards) belongs to the language of theology, where it implies an interpretation ‘which ascends from the literal meaning to a spiritual one’ (Littré).

On Abraham's view, the transition from the first to the second of these phases constitutes a decisive step on the way to object-love, as is borne out by the fact that the dividing-line between neurotic regressions and psychotic ones runs between the two periods in question. How should the link between sadism and anal erotism be understood? The suggestion is that sadism, being essentially bipolar (since its self-contradictory WARNING! This text is printed for the personal use of the subscriber to PEP Web and is copyright to the Journal in which it originally appeared.

19, 260. Freud employs it for the first time in a letter to Fliess dated December 9, 1899. (1) 1 Ellis, H. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. ’ (Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1901): a) 110. b) 3rd edn. (1910), 206. (2) 2 Freud, S. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905d): a) Cf. , V, 82, n. , VII, 181, n. 2. B. , VII, 181. c) Cf. , VII, 98-99. d) Cf. , VII, 182. , VII, 194. (3) 3 Freud, S. W,. , XIV, 132. , XIV, 134. (4) 4 Freud, S. , XIV, 7677. (5) 5 Freud, S. , XIII, 88-89. , XIII, 88.

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