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Wallace, E.R., IV (1989). Toward a Phenomenological and Minimally Theoretical Psychoanalysis. Ann. Psychoanal., 17:17-69.

(1989). Annual of Psychoanalysis, 17:17-69

Toward a Phenomenological and Minimally Theoretical Psychoanalysis

Edwin R. Wallace, IV, M.D.

Science is a house built on piles above a swamp…. The piles are driven down from above into the swamp, but not down to any natural or “given” base; and if we stop driving the piles deeper, it is not because we have reached firm ground. We simply stop when we are satisfied that the piles are firm enough to carry the structure, at least for the time being [Popper, 1965p. 106].

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