Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To review the glossary of psychoanalytic concepts…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Prior to searching for a specific psychoanalytic concept, you may first want to review PEP Consolidated Psychoanalytic Glossary edited by Levinson. You can access it directly by clicking here.

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

Sugarman, A. (1996). Scholarly Debate or Ideological Brawl? Reactions to Comments on the Special Section. Psychoanal. Psychol., 13(1):143-148.

(1996). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 13(1):143-148

Scholarly Debate or Ideological Brawl? Reactions to Comments on the Special Section Related Papers

Alan Sugarman, Ph.D.

For the most part, the responses to the special section were disappointing because they lacked substantive content. Only Benjamin, Mitchell, and Stolorow seem to have made an effort to engage the issues in a scholarly manner. Many of the respondents tended to prefer insult, vagueness, and indignation over a scholarly examination of the issues. This made it difficult to respond to those authors' critiques. Where possible, specific issues are addressed. The author remains committed to his understanding of certain general differences between analysis as it is practiced by relational and by contemporary structural analysts. These differences tend to originate in different theories of pathogenesis. It is hoped that further debate will more fruitfully examine these differences with a goal of ultimately arriving at a more integrative theory.

[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 © 2019, 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.