But Facts Exist: An Enquiry into Psychoanalytic Theorizing, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

But Facts Exist

An Enquiry into Psychoanalytic Theorizing, 1st Edition

By Thomas Freeman


200 pages

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pub: 1998-12-31
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This book provides an account of the chequered course of international psychoanalysis over the last 100 years, with a lucid critical treatment of the major theoretical developments, illustrated by clinical examples drawn from the author's own vast experience.

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 The clinical foundations of Freud's pleasure, (unpleasure) principle, 2 The theory of repression, 3 Freud's theory of mind reformulated: Beyond the Pleasure Principle, 4 The new schema of the mental apparatus and its antecedents, 5 A short detour around Freud's theories of anxiety 6 The reinterpretation of clinical facts (descriptive data), 7 Psychoses and psychoanalytic theories of development , 8 Theories of narcissistic object relations, 9 On the formal aspects of psychotic phenomena, 10 Theory and technique in psychoanalysis, 11 Is there a way forward?

About the Author

Thomas Freeman MD FRCP, also author of Development and Psychopathology: Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychiatry and Chronic Schizophrenia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health