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Trop, G.S. Burke, M.L. Trop, J.L. (2002). Chapter 9 Thinking Dynamically in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice: A Review of Intersubjectivity Theory. Progress in Self Psychology, 18:129-147.

(2002). Progress in Self Psychology, 18:129-147

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Chapter 9 Thinking Dynamically in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice: A Review of Intersubjectivity Theory

Gabriel S. Trop, M.A., Melanie L. Burke, L.C.S.W. and Jeffrey L. Trop, M.D.

The history of psychoanalytic thought bears witness to a continual attempt to define the field of psychoanalytic inquiry, at times breaking free of the trap of metapsychological reification and at other times succumbing to the urge to build a metapsychological system in order to better articulate the methodology or horizon of investigation of psychoanalysis. George Klein (1969) describes these issues in depth. He notes that classical psychoanalysis had been burdened by the inclusion of an untenable neurological theory in the admixture of Freud's clinical theory with concepts of psychic energy and structure. In his review of what he regards as Freud's two theories of sexuality, he states the following:

There is reason to believe that the psychoanalytic conception of sexuality exists in two versions.

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