1st Edition

But Facts Exist An Enquiry into Psychoanalytic Theorizing

By Thomas Freeman Copyright 1998

    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.

    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?


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