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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

Edited By 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

Edited By 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 Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

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

1st Edition

Edited By 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 Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety

On Freud's Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety

1st Edition

Edited By Samuel Arbiser, Jorge Schneider
March 01, 2013

Besides constituting a fundamental milestone in contemporary Western thought, Sigmund Freud's monumental corpus of work laid the theoretical-technical foundations on which psychoanalysts based the construction and development of the comprehensive edifice in which they abide today. This edifice, so ...

On Freud's On Beginning the Treatment

On Freud's On Beginning the Treatment

1st Edition

Edited By Gennaro Saragnano, Christian Seulin
December 31, 2012

Like his other papers on technique, Freud's 1913 essay "On beginning the treatment" had an enduring influence on psychoanalysts for generations to come, providing them with a solid and worldwide-accepted conceptual basis on how to initiate psychoanalytic treatments. After a century of clinical ...

Freud's On Narcissism An Introduction

Freud's On Narcissism: An Introduction

1st Edition

By 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 ...

On Freud's Analysis Terminable and Interminable

On Freud's Analysis Terminable and Interminable

1st Edition

By 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 Mourning and Melancholia

On Freud's Mourning and Melancholia

1st Edition

By 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 Splitting of the Ego in the Process of Defence

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

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ''Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning''

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

1st Edition

Edited By 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 Beyond the Pleasure Principle

On Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle

1st Edition

Edited By 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 Creative Writers and Day-dreaming

On Freud's Creative Writers and Day-dreaming

1st Edition

Edited By Ethel S. Person, Peter Fonagy, Servulo Augusto Figueira
June 30, 2013

This volume contains Freud's essay 'Creative Writers and Daydreaming' which explores the origins of daydreaming, and its relation to the play of children and the creative process. Each contributor offers an insightful commentary on the essay.~...

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