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The International Psychoanalytical Association Contemporary Freud Turning Points and Critical Issues Series


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This series considers at least two lines of development: a contemporary reading of Freud that reclaims his contributions and a clarification of the logical and epistemic perspectives from which he is read today.

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On Freud's Negation

On Freud's Negation

1st Edition

Salman Akhtar, Mary Kay O'Neil
December 31, 2011

Ever since Freud proposed that certain ideas can be permitted to become conscious only in their inverted and negative forms, interest has grown into the entire realm of the presence of absence, so to speak. Or, perhaps, it is better to term such mental contents as the presence in the form of...

On Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle

On Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle

1st Edition

Salman Akhtar, Mary Kay O'Neil
December 31, 2011

Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle constitutes a major landmark and a real turning point in the evolution of psychoanalytic theory. Pushing aside the primacy of the tension-discharge-gratification model of mental dynamics, this work introduced the notion of a "daemonic force" within all human...

On Freud's Constructions in Analysis

On Freud's Constructions in Analysis

1st Edition

Sergio Lewkowicz, Thierry Bokanowski, Georges Pragier
December 31, 2011

In Constructions in Analysis Freud introduces the notion of constructions, different from interpretation, and considers it necessary - under certain conditions - to reconstruct a part of the infantile history of the subject. The difference between construction and reconstruction as well as which...

On Freud's Femininity

On Freud's Femininity

1st Edition

Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, Leticia Glocer Fiorini
December 31, 2010

In this book a group of contemporary psychoanalytic authors dedicated to studies on women and the feminine have been assembled with the objective of displaying points of concordance and discordance in relation to Freudian proposals. Discourse on women has changed greatly since Freud's time. It...

On Freud's The Future of an Illusion

On Freud's The Future of an Illusion

1st Edition

Mary Kay O'Neil, Salman Akhtar
December 31, 2009

"The Future of an Illusion" reveals Freud's reflections about religion as well as his hope that in the future science will go beyond religion, and reason will replace faith in God. The discussion with an imaginary critic revealed his internal debate, mirroring the debate about this subject in the...

On Freud's Splitting of the Ego in the Process of Defence

On Freud's Splitting of the Ego in the Process of Defence

1st Edition

Thierry Bokanowski, Sergio Lewkowicz
December 31, 2009

This book includes the development of the concept of "splitting" from both metapsychological and clinical perspectives, emphasizing the great importance of this topic for contemporary psychoanalysis. Starting with the history of the concept, the book covers recent French, English and Latin American...

On Freud's Mourning and Melancholia

On Freud's Mourning and Melancholia

1st Edition

Thierry Bokanowski
December 31, 2009

Both melancholia and mourning are triggered by the same thing, that is, by loss. The distinction often made is that mourning occurs after the death of a loved one while in melancholia the object of love does not qualify as irretrievably lost....

On Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

On Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

1st Edition

Ethel Spector Person
May 01, 2001

The sixth volume in the series "Contemporary Freud: Turning Points and Critical Issues," published with the International Psychoanalytic Association, turns to Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921).  In this classic text Freud offered an analysis of the roots of group identity, of...

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