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Hanly, C. (1988). Metaphysics and Innateness: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 69:389-399.

(1988). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 69:389-399

Metaphysics and Innateness: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Charles Hanly


By taking into account certain aspects of narcissistic ego functioning and the family romance, an attempt is made to account for the psychogenesis of the idea of innateness that is found in various forms in the epistemologies of Plato, Descartes, Kant and linguistic philosophy.

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