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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 On Beginning the Treatment

On Freud's On Beginning the Treatment

1st Edition

Edited By Gennaro Saragnano, Christian Seulin
July 31, 2019

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 ...

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.~...

On Freud's Observations On Transference-Love

On Freud's Observations On Transference-Love

1st Edition

Edited By 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 The Future of an Illusion

On Freud's The Future of an Illusion

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

On Freud's The Unconscious

On Freud's The Unconscious

1st Edition

Edited By Salman Akhtar, Mary Kay O'Neil
July 19, 2013

If there ever was one word that could represent the essence of Freud's work, that word would be 'unconscious'. Indeed, Freud himself regarded his 1915 paper 'The Unconscious' as central to clarifying the fundamentals of his metapsychology. The paper delineates the topographic model of the mind and ...

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 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....

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