Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To convert articles to PDF…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

At the top right corner of every PEP Web article, there is a button to convert it to PDF. Just click this button and downloading will begin automatically.

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

Berman, D. (1988). Deliberate Parapraxes. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 15:381-384.

(1988). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 15:381-384

Deliberate Parapraxes

David Berman


This paper explores the concept of a deliberate parapraxis, that is, an apparent slip of the pen contrived by an author to activate, or foster, an unconscious intention, fear or attitude. It is argued that this extension of Freud's concept can help to illuminate passages in Edward Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'.

[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.