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It is always useful to review an article’s bibliography and references to get a deeper understanding of the psychoanalytic concepts and theoretical framework in it.

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Skelton, R. (1984). Understanding Matte-Blanco. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 65:453-456.

(1984). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 65:453-456

Understanding Matte-Blanco Related Papers

Ross Skelton

SUMMARY

Matte-Blanco claims to explain a wide range of characteristics of the Unconscious from a simple base. His theory of the logic of the Unconscious is based on two principles: first, that the Unconscious treats every class as a subclass of a more general class. Second, that the Unconscious treats relations as reversible. It is claimed that it is possible to explain such a wide range of characteristics of the Unconscious because these two principles contradict one another. From the theory of formal systems we know that any theory with contradictory principles explains everything and so explains very little.

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