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Margolis, N.M. (1982). Freud and the Principle of Complementarity. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 9:487-488.

(1982). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 9:487-488

Freud and the Principle of Complementarity

Norman M. Margolis, M.D.


Your readers who have been stimulated by the Devereux (1980) communication on Freud and the principle of complementarity, and the letter in response by Rothenberg (1982), will be interested in an earlier paper published on this subject by Edelheit (1976), a reference omitted by both Devereux and Rothenberg.

In this wide-ranging and thoughtful study, Edelheit discusses the historical, epistemologic, and theoretical significance of this principle to psychoanalysis specifically, and psychology in general, through an investigation of Hughlings Jackson's comparable formulations and their place in Freud's ultimate conceptualizations.



DEVEREUX, G. 1980 Freud, discoverer of the principle of complementarity Int. J. Psychoanal.. 7:521 [→]

EEDELHEIT, H. 1976 Complementarity as a rule in psychological research: Freud, Jackson and the mind/body problem Int. J. Psychoanal. 57:23-29 [→]

ROTHENBERG, A. 1982 Letter to the editor Int. J. Psychoanal.. 9:104-105 [→]

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Margolis, N.M. (1982). Freud and the Principle of Complementarity. Int. Rev. Psycho-Anal., 9:487-488

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