Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To share an article on social media…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

If you find an article or content on PEP-Web interesting, you can share it with others using the Social Media Button at the bottom of every page.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Gaburri, E. (1990). Freud's Last Writings and the Premises of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Rivista Psicoanal., 36(4):830-860.

(1990). Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 36(4):830-860

Freud's Last Writings and the Premises of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Language Translation

Eugenio Gaburri

For a better understanding of the differences between psychoanalysis as it was formalized by its founder, and today's orientations, it may be useful to take a look at what has remained beyond the scope of the psychic field explored by Freud. Three spheres can be considered as being marginal to the corpus of Freudian doctrine: psychosis, femininity and the psychoanalysis of children.

I would propose that narcissism be considered not as a clearly-defined sphere, but as a concept which, despite Freud's investigation, is still an incomplete means of access to the three spheres mentioned.

Having sensed the difficulties involved, Freud referred to the sphere of femininity as the unknown “darkest Africa” and the difficulties regarding the analysis of children are familiar to us, with Freud's scepticism about the possibility of creating a transference analytical relationship with small children.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.