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Freeman, M. (1989). Between the “Science” and the “Art” of Interpretation: Freud' Method of Interpreting Dreams. Psychoanal. Psychol., 6(3):293-308.

(1989). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 6(3):293-308

Between the “Science” and the “Art” of Interpretation: Freud' Method of Interpreting Dreams

Mark Freeman, Ph.D.

Despite the value of recent attempts to consider the process of psychoanalytic interpretation less in scientific terms than in artistic terms, the end result is both the perpetuation of a seemingly unbridgeable gap between “science” and “hermeneutics” and the failure to develop an adequate conceptualization of the process of interpretation itself. It is argued in this article that Freud' method of interpretation, specifically his method of interpreting dreams, may serve as a useful vehicle for allowing us to think beyond the aforementioned gap and for more adequately conceptualizing the process of interpretation in general.

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