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Freud, S. (1915). Letter from Freud to Lou Andreas-Salomé, January 31, 1915. The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 89:26-27.

(1915). The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 89:26-27

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Sigmund Freud

31.i.15
Vienna IX, Berggasse 19

Dear Frau Andreas

You are indomitable. You seem to escape the inhibition which has deprived all the rest of us of our creative energies in these days. I do not interpret your remarks on narcissism as objections, but rather as a stimulus to attempt a further conceptual and factual clarification of the subject. I am in agreement with what you say without being able to solve the problems you have raised. I even acknowledge that Adler has an advantage over me in this matter; it is the advantage of someone imposing a system of thought upon things, compared with someone who observes them and is anxiously concerned to do them justice. I comfort myself with the thought that it is not the task of science to simplify the world, or at least not its first task.

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