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Swanson, D.R. (1976). On Force, Energy, Entropy, and the Assumptions of Metapsychology. Psychoanal. Contemp. Sci., 5:137-153.

(1976). Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Science, 5:137-153

On Force, Energy, Entropy, and the Assumptions of Metapsychology

Don R. Swanson, Ph.D.


I offer my sincere thanks to Professor Merton Gill, whose encouragement, even (or perhaps especially) when others flinched, remained steadfast. I am grateful also to Dr. George Klumpner for helpful suggestions. (He is not responsible, however, for my failure to act on several of his most urgent ones …)

This work was made possible by the refusal of the NSF, NIH, NIMH, NAS, YWCA, AMA, DOD, DIA, CIA, NSA, BSA, and the KGB to support any of the other projects which I had proposed.

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