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On Freud's Constructions in Analysis

1st Edition

Edited by Sergio Lewkowicz, Thierry Bokanowski, Georges Pragier


220 pages

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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 should be the limit of the intervention of the analyst in order to avoid a proposal far removed from the patient discourse, are a part of present debates on this subject. The editors, together with the contributors to this volume, accepted the challenge to consider Freudian ideas and its implications nowadays.

Table of Contents

Contemporary Freud -- Preface -- Introduction -- “Constructions in Analysis” (1937d) -- Discussion of “Constructions in Analysis” -- Freud’s basic assumptions on “constructions” -- Construction: the central paradigm of psychoanalytic work -- Reconstruction in contemporary psychoanalysis -- Constructions and historicization -- Creative construction -- Construction then and now -- Knowledge as fact and knowledge as experience: Freud’s “Constructions in Analysis” -- The conundrum of time in psychoanalysis -- On deconstruction

About the Series

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

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health