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Beres, D. (1980). Certainty: A Failed Quest. Psychoanal Q., 49:1-26.

(1980). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 49:1-26

Certainty: A Failed Quest

David Beres, M.D.


Can the quest for certainty ever succeed? The focus in this paper is on psychoanalytic considerations about certainty and on the issue of certainty within psychoanalytic theory and practice. The relation of certainty to truth, knowledge, and belief is discussed. The universal quest for certainty and the efforts to achieve it are examined; the uncertainties of science, including psychoanalysis, are emphasized.

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