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Eriksson, J. (2017). Freedom – the abyssal ground of Freudian psychoanalysis. Scand. Psychoanal. Rev., 40(2):105-111.

(2017). Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 40(2):105-111


Freedom – the abyssal ground of Freudian psychoanalysis

Johan Eriksson

Freedom is an a priori condition for the way in which Freudian psychoanalysis thematizes the development, the structure and the dynamics of our psychic life; the human psyche is essentially constituted by freedom. What this really means is that psychoanalysis lacks a foundation or ground – both as a psychological science and as a kind of clinical treatment. Freedom is the abyssal ground of psychoanalysis.

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