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.
By Gabriela Legorreta, Catalina Bronstein
May 28, 2024
On Freud’s “Neurosis and Psychosis” and “The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis” explores these two key papers on the topics of psychosis and neurosis and their relationship to the unconscious and to reality. The contributors to this book approach these texts from both a historical and a ...
By Udo Hock, Dominique Scarfone
April 22, 2024
In On Freud’s “Remembering, Repeating and Working-Through” international contributors from a range of psychoanalytic backgrounds reflect on this key 1914 paper. Each chapter considers an aspect of Freud’s original work, addressing both the theoretical and clinical dimensions of the paper and ...
By Fred Busch, Natacha Delgado
July 14, 2023
The Ego and the Id: 100 Years Later revisits Freud’s classic 1923 essay, which developed key psychoanalytic concepts and presented a radical revision of his earlier theory. International contributors explore the themes of this remarkable work from their own perspective, with novel and surprising ...
By Lawrence J. Brown
November 30, 2022
On Freud’s "Moses and Monotheism" discusses key themes in Sigmund Freud’s final book, Moses and Monotheism, written between 1934 and 1939. The contributors reflect on the historical context of the time during which the book was written, including Freud’s mindset and his struggle to leave Austria to...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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....