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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 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 “The Uncanny”

On Freud’s “The Uncanny”

1st Edition

Catalina Bronstein, Christian Seulin
August 27, 2019

On Freud’s "The Uncanny" explores Freud’s 1919 essay of the same name and elaboration of the concept of the uncanny and how others or ‘the Other’ can impact on our selves. Catalina Bronstein and Christian Seulin bring together contributions from renowned psychoanalysts from different theoretical ...

On Freud's

On Freud's "The Question of Lay Analysis"

1st Edition

Paulo Cesar Sandler, Gley Pacheco Costa
March 01, 2019

The questions of what psychoanalysis is, and does, and who can and should practice it, remains key within the modern profession. Has the invaluable material packed into Freud’s The Question of Lay Analysis (1926) been underestimated by contemporary psychoanalysis? This book explores how the issues ...

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...

On Freud's A Child is Being Beaten

On Freud's A Child is Being Beaten

1st Edition

Ethel Spector Person
June 01, 2013

Presents a classic essay by Sigmund Freud, followed by discussions that set Freud's work in context and demonstrate its contemporary relevance. The contributors to this volume represent diverse perspectives from different regions of the psychoanalytic world....

On Freud's Observations On Transference-Love

On Freud's Observations On Transference-Love

1st Edition

Ethel S. Person, Aiban Hagelin, Peter Fonagy
June 30, 2013

This is the third volume in the series Contemporary Freud: Turning Points and Critical Issues, published for the International Psychoanalytical Association. Each volume presents a classic essay by Freud with commentaries by prominent psychoanalytic teachers and analysts from different theoretical ...

On Freud's Screen Memories

On Freud's Screen Memories

1st Edition

Howard B. Levine, Gail S. Reed
October 23, 2014

The concept of "screen memories" was introduced by Freud for the first time in his 1899 paper, reprinted here in its entirety. Although the clinical interest in "screen memories" has perhaps diminished in recent analytic discussion, there is much to be gained from revisiting and re-examining both ...

On Freud's ''Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning''

On Freud's ''Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning''

1st Edition

Gabriela Legorreta, Lawrence J. Brown
May 19, 2016

This book is a collection of papers by leading contemporary psychoanalysts who comment on the continuing important relevance of Freud's (1911) paper, Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning. The contributors gathered here represent current European, Latin American, and North ...

On Freud's Analysis Terminable and Interminable

On Freud's Analysis Terminable and Interminable

1st Edition

Joseph Sandler
July 09, 2013

A discussion by several analysts on the length of treatment, based upon Freud's paper, which is also included. Contributors include Andre Green, Arnold Cooper and David Rosenfeld....

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 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 ...

Freud's On Narcissism An Introduction

Freud's On Narcissism An Introduction"

1st Edition

Peter Fonagy
December 31, 2012

On Narcissism: An Introduction is a densely packed essay dealing with ideas that are still being debated today - from the role of narcissism in normal and pathological development and the relationship of narcissism to homosexuality, libido, romantic love, and self-esteem to issues of therapeutic ...

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