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  1. Was Sigmund Freud's death hastened? (United States)

    Macleod, Alastair D Sandy


    The terminal illness of Sigmund Freud has been considered by many authors to be an example of physician-enacted euthanasia. A review and a reconsideration of the published literature by Freud's doctors and biographers cast doubt on this opinion. Over his last 48 h, Freud was administered substantial morphine doses to sedate and relieve his pain. However, from a pharmacological perspective, the timing of his death would not be consistent with that of a fatal dose of opioid. Freud died a natural death. © 2017 Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

  2. [Sigmund Freud and cocaine]. (United States)

    Lebzeltern, G


    The basic tenet proposed by J. V. Scheidt states that the narcotic drug, cocaine played a role in the development of psychoanalysis which has been underestimated up to the present day. It is a fact that Freud himself took cocaine (in small doses) for about two years, and that he began his dream interpretation approximately ten years later. Scheidt believes that a long, unconscious conflict related to the cocaine-induced states of euphoria (ten years later) suddenly led to the beginnings of dream interpretation. The question to be answered now is: Why did this happen precisely in 1895? The foundations of psychoanalysis had already been laid, the application of the new method to the treatment of nervous disorders (heart complaints, train phobias, etc.) was certainly obvious. During this self-analysis it became necessary, first of all, to come to terms with the self-reproaches-which lay on the surface and were more accessible to consciousness-related to Freud's cocaine period (Fleischl-Marxow becomes addicted to cocaine, the most terrible night ever experienced, death of this friend, Freud's warning came too late). It was only when Freud has come to terms with this phase of his life that the road to the deepest part, the discovery of the Oedipus complex in the fall of 1897, was cleared.

  3. The enduring scientific contributions of Sigmund Freud. (United States)

    Gedo, John E


    Through the development of a novel observational method, Sigmund Freud made possible the collection of reliable data about man's inner life. The scientific hypotheses he formulated about these formed the initial version of psychoanalysis. Many of these first thoughts have had to be revised in the light of subsequent scientific findings about the operations of the central nervous system, but even these refuted propositions often had much heuristic value. Despite the passage of a whole century, many Freudian hypotheses have retained their scientific standing. Most important among these was Freud's realization that human thought is usually unconscious. His understanding of the role of the automatic repetition of basic patterns of behavior, of the fateful consequences of early childhood emotional vicissitudes in structuring enduring mental dispositions, and of the distinction between two distinct modes of thinking are the most significant among his many contributions.

  4. Sigmund Freud: smoking habit, oral cancer and euthanasia. (United States)

    Adeyemo, W L


    Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis had a well-known love of the cigar. The natural progression of this vice was the development of oral cancer for which he underwent a lengthy ordeal. An account is given in this article of Sigmund Freud's illness and care following the diagnosis of his oral cancer. The role of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide is also discussed. A review of relevant literature on Sigmund Freud's illness, risk factors for oral cancer and euthanasia was undertaken. Sigmund Freud was a heavy smoker with a 20-cigar/day habit. In 1923, a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the palate was made, for which he underwent a lengthy ordeal which span a total of 16 years. During this period, he bluntly refused to quit smoking. Freud consulted many specialists (otolaryngologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists and general surgeons), during the course of his ordeal with oral cancer. He underwent 34 surgical procedures before his eventual death in 1939 through euthanasia. Continued indulgence in smoking and procrastination on the part of Freud, as well as mediocrity, negligence and incompetence on the part of the first surgeon that operated on Freud, could partly be responsible for his lengthy ordeal.

  5. [Sigmund Freud's ambition and Alfred Adler]. (United States)

    Lebzeltern, G


    Freud never admitted to himself that he possessed a greater-than-average sense of ambition, which manifested itself in dreams, malachievement and priority problems. A completely new picture of Freud arises from such a perspective. Freud experienced childhood trauma in the form of his relationship with his nephew, John, in whom both an intimate friend and hated enemy were incorporated. This experience left a life-long impression which predetermined the neurotic element in Freud's relationship with men. Freud's own interpretation being that he had been betrayed by Breuer, Fliess, Adler and Jung. That is why the sentencing of his Uncle Joseph to a term of imprisonment had such far-reaching consequences for Freud. A further noteworthy observation is the close connection between ambition and death wishes and also between ambition and guilt feelings. Who, after all, likes to admit to harbouring such feelings? It appeared necessary to investigate the extent to which Freud's excessive ambition influenced his relationships with Breuer, Fliess and Adler. Freud was never prepared to recognize that Adler's contribution consisted of revealing the importance of the natural laws governing those layers of the psyche nearer to the conscious. The picture of the whole person emerges only by a combination of psychoanalysis and individual psychology.

  6. Sigmund Freud: pioneer in energy healing. (United States)

    Edwards, Stephen D; Edwards, David J


    Energy healing is a popular contemporary term for forms of healing that facilitate a natural healing process through harmonizing, rebalancing, and releasing energy flow disturbed or blocked by disease and illness. Biographical evidence indicates that Freud used physical, suggestive, and radiant forms of energy healing, and that his personal life, metapsychology, and psychoanalysis were founded on dynamic, energetic experiences and conceptualizations. Analysis of Freud's life and work leads to the conclusion that in experience, theory, and practice, Freud typified the traditional role of therapist and was a pioneer in modern forms of energy healing.

  7. Max Graf's "Reminiscences of Professor Sigmund Freud" revisited: new evidence from the Freud archives. (United States)

    Wakefield, Jerome C


    Recently derestricted Freud Archive interviews with Max and Herbert Graf and Herbert's wife shed new light on Max Graf's article, "Reminiscences of Professor Sigmund Freud," published in The Psychoanalytic Quarterly in 1942. To explain discrepancies between the interviews and the earlier article, the author postulates that, in the article, Max Graf purposely distorted or omitted certain details in order not to reveal Herbert's identity as "Little Hans" (Freud 1909). The interviews place incidents reported in the article in a new and more complex light, and also underscore the intensely personal nature of the intellectual development of the psychoanalytic movement.

  8. Trauma and the state with Sigmund Freud as witness. (United States)

    Danto, Elizabeth Ann

    Just before and after the end of World War I, Sigmund Freud took on an activist role and in his writings and speeches, redirected the concept of war trauma from individual failure to a larger issue of community responsibility. Testifying in Vienna as an expert witness for the state, Freud said that the military psychiatrists-not the soldiers-had "acted like machine guns behind the front" and were the "immediate cause of all war neurosis." Freud was called on by the legal community when Julius Wagner-Jauregg, a future Nobel Prize winner (and also future Nazi Party adherent), head of the municipal Clinic for Psychiatry and Nervous Diseases, was accused of the lethal use of electrotherapy on shell-shocked soldiers. As sociological as psychoanalytic in his responses, Freud's withering critique came just 2years after he avowed that "it is possible to foresee that the conscience of society will awake." That speech on the human right to mental health care affirmed Freud's alliance to the social democratic position and inspired the second generation of psychoanalysts to develop community-based clinics throughout Europe where treatment was free of cost, for war neurosis and beyond. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. [The Sigmund Freud - Romain Rolland letters (1923-1936)]. (United States)

    Vermorel, H; Vermorel, M


    This correspondence evolves on three planes: that of a dialogue between an atheistic Jew and a solitary Christian interested in mysticism, that is also a dialogue between a Frenchman attracted by German culture and an inhabitant of Vienna who was particularly attached to France, as well as being an exchange of ideas on the origins of literary and scientific creation. The central debate on the question of the oceanic heeling suggested by Romain Rolland led Sigmund Freud to take up again an essential point in his self-analysis that had remained unanalysed at the time of his exchange with Fliess: his relationship with an original mother image.

  10. Defenses and morality: Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud, and contemporary psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Gabrinetti, Paul A; Özler, Sule


    In this paper we follow the development and transmission of moral learning from Adam Smith's impartial spectator to Sigmund Freud's superego and then to contemporary psychoanalysis. We argue that defenses are an integral component in the acquisition of any moral system. Elaborating on this argument, we assert that there is a progression from defensive systems that are "closed" to defensive systems that are "open," as defined in a recent work by Novick and Novick. The former system is "static, avoids reality, and is characterized by power dynamics, sadomasochism, and omnipotent defense." The latter, on the other hand, is a system that allows for "joy, creativity, spontaneity, love and it is attuned to reality." Furthermore, while Smith and Freud's systems are more one-person systems of defense, contemporary psychoanalysis has moved to more of a two-person system.

  11. Sigmund Freud and hysteria: the etiology of psychoanalysis? (United States)

    Bogousslavsky, Julien; Dieguez, Sebastian


    Sigmund Freud developed a specific interest in hysteria after his stay with Professor Jean-Martin Charcot during the winter of 1885-1886, although his previous activity mainly consisted of neuropathology and general medical practice. Most of his initial studies on hysteria (hysteria in men, influence of subconscious ideas, role of traumas, and psychological and sexual factors) were indeed 'borrowed' from Charcot and his immediate followers, such as Pierre Janet and Paul Richer. Subsequently, Freud developed with Breuer a theory of hysteria which encompassed a mixture of Janet's 'fixed subconscious ideas' with the 'pathological secret' concept of Moriz Benedikt. After their book Studies on Hysteria (1895), Freud interrupted his collaboration with Breuer and developed the concept of conversion of psychological problems into somatic manifestations, with a strong 'sexualization' of hysteria. Firstly, he believed that actual abuses had occurred in these patients (the 'seduction' theory), but then blamed them for having deceived him on that issue, so that he subsequently launched a 'fantasy' theory to explain the development of hysterical symptoms without the necessity of actual abuses. Like many of his contemporaries, and contrary to his claims, Freud did not follow a scientific process of verified experiments, but rather adapted his theories to the evolution of his own beliefs on psychological conditions, selectively emphasizing the aspects of his 'therapies' with patients which supported his emerging ideas, with often abrupt changes in theoretical interpretations. While it remains difficult to get a clear, synthetic vision of what was Freud's definite theory of hysteria, it is obvious that hysteria really was the origin of what would become Freud's psychoanalytical theory. Indeed, psychoanalysis appears to have been initially developed by him largely in order to absorb and explain his many changes in the interpretation of hysterical manifestations.

  12. Alice Munro's "Runaway" in the Mirror of Sigmund Freud

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    Raheleh Bahador


    Full Text Available Mirroring the complexities of the human psyche, literature has received new comprehension through a psychoanalytic lens.  Alice Munro's "Runaway" (2003 is character-based and has the psychological analysis potential but it had never received such kind of study. The objective of the present paper is to read Munro's "Runaway" in the mirror of Sigmund Freud to detect the psychological aspects of its fictional characters. The characters are driven by the Freudian mental agencies and undergo phases of psychic disorder.  In the present paper, Munro's short fiction has been discussed based on Sigmund Freud's theory of the Unconscious and its connection with the interpretation of dreams as well as the symbolization of three main characters based on tripartite agencies of the id, ego and superego. Clarifying the latent and manifest levels of characters and the world of dreams indicates the artistic creation of Alice Munro in handling complex characterization. The unconscious and its connection with the female character's dreams have been discussed. The unconscious of the female character is reflected in her dreams in result of repression and asocial drives and desires. Unconscious through dreams is the mirror of the repressed psyche of the female character. Scrutinizing the three main characters in terms of Freudian psychic trilogy, they prove to fit their psychological Freudian terms.

  13. 150 years of Sigmund Freud: What would Freud have said about the obesity epidemic? (United States)

    Bornstein, S R; Wong, M-L; Licinio, J


    The 150th birthday of Sigmund Freud has triggered widespread interest and media coverage on his unique contribution and impact on society. Recent evidence from neuroscience and advanced imaging technology has provided support for some of his major concepts including the unconscious and the key role of early life events. In this perspective, we attempt to write on his behalf an updated version of a Freudian way of thinking focused on the current high rates of obesity and depression.

  14. Sigmund Freud-early network theories of the brain. (United States)

    Surbeck, Werner; Killeen, Tim; Vetter, Johannes; Hildebrandt, Gerhard


    Since the early days of modern neuroscience, psychological models of brain function have been a key component in the development of new knowledge. These models aim to provide a framework that allows the integration of discoveries derived from the fundamental disciplines of neuroscience, including anatomy and physiology, as well as clinical neurology and psychiatry. During the initial stages of his career, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), became actively involved in these nascent fields with a burgeoning interest in functional neuroanatomy. In contrast to his contemporaries, Freud was convinced that cognition could not be localised to separate modules and that the brain processes cognition not in a merely serial manner but in a parallel and dynamic fashion-anticipating fundamental aspects of current network theories of brain function. This article aims to shed light on Freud's seminal, yet oft-overlooked, early work on functional neuroanatomy and his reasons for finally abandoning the conventional neuroscientific "brain-based" reference frame in order to conceptualise the mind from a purely psychological perspective.

  15. Finding Freud: a personal tribute on the 150th Anniversary of Sigmund Freud's birthday. (United States)

    Spielman, Ron


    To briefly describe my own development from medical student, through junior resident and psychiatry registrar and finally qualified psychiatrist, to feeling the need to undertake psychoanalytic training in order to grapple with the complexities of treatment of personality disorders. My encounter with the concepts developed by the Viennese physician, Sigmund Freud, as represented by a number of significant teachers and clinicians was a formative experience in my early career. My subsequent development as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst was highly influenced by the understandings of human mental development and function set in train by Freud's clinical findings and ground-breaking thinking in the early 20th century. It is hoped that registrars-in-training and young psychiatrists may be particularly interested in how things 'once were' in NSW Mental Health Services which permitted this course of development.

  16. Individual Meaning and Increasing Complexity: Contributions of Sigmund Freud and Rene Spitz to Developmental Psychology. (United States)

    Emde, Robert N.


    Considers contributions of Sigmund Freud and Rene Spitz to developmental psychology. Freud's contributions include his observations about play, perspectives on developmental processes, and ideas about unconscious mental activity. Spitz's contributions include his assessments of infants, perspectives on developmental processes, and his concept of…

  17. Sigmund Freud and the Crick-Koch hypothesis. A footnote to the history of consciousness studies. (United States)

    Smith, D L


    The author describes Crick and Koch's recently developed theory of the neurophysiological basis of consciousness as synchronised neural oscillations. The thesis that neural oscillations provide the neurophysiological basis for consciousness was anticipated by Sigmund Freud in his 1895 'Project for a scientific psychology'. Freud attempted to solve his neuropsychological 'problem of quality' by means of the hypothesis that information concerning conscious sensory qualities is transmitted through the mental apparatus by means of neural 'periods'. Freud believed that information carried by neural oscillations would proliferate across 'contact-barriers' (synapses) without inhibition. Freud's theory thus appears to imply that synchronised neural oscillations are an important component of the neurophysiological basis of consciousness. It is possible that Freud's thesis was developed in response to the experimental research of the American neuroscientist M. M. Garver.

  18. [Sigmund Freud and the origin of countertransference's concept]. (United States)

    Stefana, Alberto


    The aim of this paper is to contextualize and analyze historically the birth and early development of the concept of countertransference, introduce by Freud in 1909. In order to do so, will be considered scientific publications, the epistolary and the historical information about the personal relationship between Freud and his students, and among them and some of their patients.

  19. [A summer afternoon in Grinzing. Thomas Mann visits Sigmund Freud]. (United States)

    Hummel, Gerhard


    Focussing on June 14th, 1936 when Mann visited Freud to read him the speech he had delivered in Vienna in celebration of Freud's 80th birthday, the paper investigates the "less than simple" relation between the two men. It shows how they gradually approached each other and then in 1929 entered into direct contact after Mann had publicly underlined Freud's relevance for his project "psychology and myth". Some traces of personal ambivalence contained in the 1936 lecture are highlighted. The author discusses the potential significance for both men of Freud's response to Mann's speech where he interpreted aspects of Napoleon's life as based on his identification with the biblical Joseph in order to surpass his elder brother. Finally it is considered whether Mann's contact with Freud may have helped him to cope with the trauma of the early loss of his father.

  20. Why did Sigmund Freud refuse to see Pierre Janet? Origins of psychoanalysis: Janet, Freud or both? (United States)

    Fitzgerald, Michael


    Pierre Janet and Joseph Breuer were the true originators of psychoanalysis. Freud greatly elaborated on their findings. Freud initially admitted these facts but denied them in later life. Janet discovered the concept transference before Freud.

  1. Sigmund Freud's practice: visits and consultation, psychoanalyses, remuneration. (United States)

    Tögel, Christfried


    This paper provides an overview of the quantitative side of the systematic records kept by Freud on his practice. He left precise records of the duration, frequency, and fees of psychoanalytic treatments. These statistics are compared with the treatment duration and frequency customary in present-day psychoanalytic practice in German-speaking countries. The results suggest that, regarding frequency and duration and their relationship, there is little difference between Freud's psychoanalytic practice and that of the present day.

  2. A review of Edward Flatau's 1894 Atlas of the Human Brain by the neurologist Sigmund Freud. (United States)

    Triarhou, Lazaros C


    In 1894, the Polish neurologist Edward Flatau (1868-1932), working in Berlin, published an exquisite photographic atlas of the unfixed human brain, preceding by 2 years Das Menschenhirn, the reference work of Gustaf Retzius (1842-1919) in Stockholm. In his early career as a neuroanatomist and neurologist, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) wrote a review of Flatau's atlas for the Internationale klinische Rundschau, which has not been included in the 'Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works'. The aim of the present paper is twofold: to document Freud's review, and to revive the largely forgotten atlas of Flatau. The full text of Freud is presented in translation. Further, one element Flatau, Retzius and Freud had in common is discussed: their early role as protagonists and firm supporters of Ramón y Cajal's neuron theory, the cornerstone of modern neuroscience. Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  3. [Sigmund Freud and the "Zeitschrift für Hypnotismus"]. (United States)

    Tanner, Terence A


    While Freud was always ready to acknowledge the debt that psychoanalysis owed to hypnotism, his engagement in its study and medical application is often seen by historians as little more than a passing phase on the way to psychoanalysis proper. This paper attempts to redress the balance by exploring Freud's association with the most influential German-language journal devoted to hypnotism, the Zeitschrift für Hypnotismus. Freud not only contributed a paper to this periodical but also served on its editorial board for the first three years of its existence. There also appeared in the journal one review and six abstracts of his work. After a condensed bibliographical account of the journal, a summary is given of Freud's intellectual and professional contacts and exchanges with three of the key individuals associated with it: August Forel, Jonas Grossmann and Oskar Vogt. Finally clarification is given of the publication history of the "Dora" case history and the chronology of its rejection for publication by Korbinian Brodmann, editor of the journal when it became the Journal für Psychologie und Neurologie.

  4. Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud and Markus Hajek. A connection in life and death. (United States)

    Diamant, H


    When Sigmund Freud was taken ill in 1923 with a malignant tumor of his right upper jaw he was initially treated by the famous Viennese rhino-laryngologist, Professor Markus Hajek. One year later, Franz Kafka, who was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis which had spread to the larynx, was likewise placed under the care of this distinguished specialist. Neither of the encounters proved beneficial from the professional point of view and both well-known patients received remarkably poor attentions in keeping with the general autocratic attitude by clinical chiefs of the time in Vienna. Franz Kafka was terminally ill when he came to Hajek and no treatment was yet available for the disabling and painful laryngeal complication of his advanced tuberculosis. He died about a month after leaving Hajek's ward in Vienna. Sigmund Freud required repeated subsequent operations on his jaw and the insertion of a prothesis. Hajek had handed Freud over to Hans Pichler for further care and it was entirely due to the skill of this extremely competent and empathetic maxilliary surgeon that Freud lived for another 16 years, working to almost full capacity.

  5. A dream of freedom: the correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Nikolay Y. Ossipov 1921-1929. (United States)

    Hristeva, Galina


    The correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Nikolay Y. Ossipov, a Russian psychoanalyst and emigré from the Bolshevik terror, was published for the first time in Germany in 2009. It reveals various ways in which psychoanalysis was first disseminated in Eastern Europe and sheds light on Ossipov's contribution to psychoanalysis, especially his concept of the ego's "cooperative complexity." Along with viewing the correspondence as a tool capable of liberating creativity and stimulating scientific production-a perspective that may open up a new and promising research field-special focus is placed on Freud's response to Ossipov's efforts to expand psychoanalysis and link it with literature and speculative philosophy. A leitmotif of the letters is the freedom of science and the different reactions of the two men to the threats posed by politics. Freud's warm and compassionate response to the precarious situation and creative efforts of Ossipov, the first analyst in exile, is examined.

  6. KRITIK TERHADAP PANDANGAN SIGMUND FREUD: Agama dan Implikasinya terhadap Pendidikan

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    Abdul Rahman Barakatu


    Full Text Available Freud considers that motivation source of religion behavior is sexual libido. He also states that religion is illusion, its adherent ails neurosis and childish, even he states that believing in God is useless action which handicaps the development of man per-sonality. Even though, he explains the analysis of super ego, but his opinion has implication which ignores the religion education such as adhered by the Western scholars, especially in 19 century. This case invites critics which asking the validity of Freud’s opinion and it is debated from point of view the use of methodology, philosophical thought by supporting empirical reality, and the content of Freud’s comment about religion.

  7. Sigmund Freud and his impact on our understanding of male sexual dysfunction. (United States)

    Hartmann, Uwe


    Sigmund Freud was one of the most influential thinkers and theorists of the 20th century. His groundbreaking work laid the foundation to many concepts and theories relevant to modern sexual medicine. To evaluate Freud's approaches to the understanding of male sexual dysfunction both in their historical context and with respect to their significance for contemporary research and therapy of sexual problems. After a brief biographical sketch, two of Freud's writings, the widely acclaimed "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality" from 1905, and a short article entitled "The Most Prevalent Form of Degradation in Erotic Life" from 1912, were analyzed, especially for their relevance to present treatment concepts of male sexual dysfunction. In Freud's clinical practice "psychical impotence" was a highly prevalent complaint. In his view, this dysfunction was caused by an inhibition due to an unresolved neurotic fixation leading to an arrest of the libidinal development. The result is a splitting of the tender and the sensual dimension of sexuality, most notably in the so-called madonna-whore complex. The degree of this dissociation (total or partial) determines the severity of the ensuing sexual dysfunction. In Freud's rather pessimistic view, the erotic life of civilized people tends to be characterized by some degree of this condition. While some of Freud's theories are obsolete today, many parts of his work appear to be astonishingly modern, even in the light of current neurobiological research and recent models of sexual dysfunction. Above all, Freud was an extremely gifted observer of human behavior who shows us that in many cases, sexual dysfunctions are no isolated phenomena, but have their roots in biographically based intrapsychic or interpersonal conflicts.

  8. Sigmund Freud: más allá del principio de modernidad/Sigmund freud: beyond the modernity principle

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    Marcelino Viera


    Full Text Available La propuesta de este texto es seguir la línea de pensamiento del filósofo francés Jacques Rancière al abordar el trabajo teórico freudiano como dislocado de su tiempo histórico, es decir de las formulaciones teóricas absortas en el positivismo que hacían de las humanidades una práctica científica. Rancière observa que el trabajo interpretativo y teórico de Freud se ubica en una lógica estética que rompe con la definición clásica de ésta e inaugura un pensamiento más allá de la lógica moderna. Consecuentemente este trabajo abordará una conceptualización de modernidad, la desarrollada por Michel Foucault en el texto The Politics of Truth (1997, para pasar luego a los Cínicos griegos como vía hacia la propuesta de Jacques Rancière en El inconsciente estético (2005 donde plantea a Freud como pensador estético. This paper proposes to follow the french philosopher Jacques Rancière’s thougth when tackling Freud’s theoretical work as dislocated from its historical time, that is from the theoretical formulations captivated in the positivism that would make humanities a scientific practice. In others words this work understands Freudian’s texts beyond the very extended positivism in the humanities at those times. Jacques Rancière points out that Freudian’s interpretative and theoretical work breaks a classic aesthetic logic creating a new way of thinking beyond modern logic. Consequently, this paper will focus on the conceptualization of modernity developed by Michel Foucault in his work The Politics of Truth (1997. Later on, it will approach the Greek Cynics as a path towards understanding Jacques Rancière’s proposal in El inconsciente estético (2005, in which Freud is presented as an aesthetic thinker.

  9. [Apocryphal Freud: Sigmund Freud' most famous "quotations" and their actual sources]. (United States)

    Elms, Alan C


    The article traces the sources of the three most widespread quotations attributed to Freud "What does Woman want?", "To love and to work" (summarizing what a psychological healthy person should be able to do well), and "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar". The first could have been spoken by Freud pretty much as we have it. The second was possibly said by Freud, in some form vaguely resembling the currently cited version. The third most probably did not come from him in any form.

  10. The sexologist Albert Moll--between Sigmund Freud and Magnus Hirschfeld. (United States)

    Sigusch, Volkmar


    Albert Moll was one of the most influential sexologists during the first three decades of the twentieth century. In contrast to his rivals Sigmund Freud and Magnus Hirschfeld, his achievements have not yet been recognised adequately. The author gives a comparative account of the work of these three protagonists. This shows that Moll formed some ideas which are regarded as psychoanalytical today before Freud, and that he, in contrast to Hirschfeld, was able to reflect critically on contemporary discourses, such as the debates on racial improvement through eugenics. As scientific theories, Freud's psychoanalysis represented the unconscious, fantasy, experience and latency, while Moll's sexology represented consciousness, ontological reality, behaviour and manifestation. Moll's major disagreement with Hirschfeld's sexology was his advocacy of apolitical and impartial science, whereas Hirschfeld's aim was to achieve sexual reforms politically. Added to these differences were strong personal animosities. Freud called Moll a 'beast' and 'pettifogger'; and Moll complained about Hirschfeld's 'problematic' character. When Hirschfeld escaped the Nazi terror and went to Paris, Moll denounced him in order to prevent him rebuilding a new existence in exile.

  11. Taking prisoners: Havelock Ellis, Sigmund Freud, and the construction of homosexuality, 1897-1951. (United States)

    Crozier, I D


    This paper addresses the efforts of both Havelock Ellis and Sigmund Freud to posit a theory of homosexuality, and especially considers their efforts to (re-)negotiate each other's theories. Its central premise derives from the sociology of scientific knowledge: that it is not what is written, but the way that what is written is treated by ensuing experts, that makes knowledge. In the case study used in this paper, Ellis and Freud struggle to posit what they consider to be the proper model for understanding homosexual desire. They utilize aspects of each other's word, but are careful not to appear to be following each other too closely. Such a struggle to establish different schools of thought is exemplified by the informal negotiations engaged in when a student, Joseph Wortis, made contact with both Freud and Ellis. Again following sociology of scientific knowledge precepts, these informal negotiations (contained in published and archival letters) are used to show how knowledge claims are constructed, deconstructed any reconstructed by the actors who have stakes in the outcome of what is to be regarded as knowledge in the relevant communities.

  12. Loss of innocence: Albert Moll, Sigmund Freud and the invention of childhood sexuality around 1900. (United States)

    Sauerteig, Lutz D H


    This paper analyses how, prior to the work of Sigmund Freud, an understanding of infant and childhood sexuality emerged during the nineteenth century. Key contributors to the debate were Albert Moll, Max Dessoir and others, as fin-de-siècle artists and writers celebrated a sexualised image of the child. By the beginning of the twentieth century, most paediatricians, sexologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts and pedagogues agreed that sexuality formed part of a child's 'normal' development. This paper argues that the main disagreements in discourses about childhood sexuality related to different interpretations of children's sexual experiences. On the one hand stood an explanation that argued for a homology between children's and adults' sexual experiences, on the other hand was an understanding that suggested that adults and children had distinct and different experiences. Whereas the homological interpretation was favoured by the majority of commentators, including Moll, Freud, and to some extent also by C.G. Jung, the heterological interpretation was supported by a minority, including childhood psychologist Charlotte Bühler.

  13. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and Karl Köller (1857-1944) and the discovery of local anesthesia. (United States)

    dos Reis, Almiro


    The understanding, occasionally recognized, that Sigmund Freud had the intuition to use cocaine as local anesthetic for surgical procedures, or even that he played any role in the discovery of local anesthesia is not true. The objective of Freud's studies were different, and based in irrefutable evidence, Karl Köller was the real inventor of local anesthesia. In face of those facts, proper knowledge of this historically important subject is due. This report refers to the long-known properties of cocaine. It also remembers personal data, and the professional and scientific activities of Sigmund Freud and Karl Köller. It presents Freud's researches on the pathophysiological effects of cocaine. It exposes the reasons for the harsh criticism of Freud's concepts. It describes the sudden, but conscious and justified, idea of Karl Köller to study scientifically the use of cocaine as a local anesthetic in animals and humans. It indicates how those pioneering studies, that culminated with the discovery of local anesthesia by Köller and two presentations in Vienna on the subject, were done. It also reports the first ophthalmologic surgery under local anesthesia. It shows the immediate dissemination throughout the world of the discovery that marked the beginning of regional blocks. It comments several documents corroborating the role of Köller in this discovery. And, finally, it mentions the numerous homages received by Köller in different areas of the world. COCLUSIONS: Regional block was introduced by Karl Köller in 1884, when he demonstrated the feasibility of performing painless ophthalmologic surgeries by using cocaine as a local anesthetic. Sigmund Freud studied cocaine extensively, but he did not have direct participation in this important discovery.

  14. A review of Heinrich Obersteiner's 1888 textbook on the central nervous system by the neurologist Sigmund Freud. (United States)

    Hatzigiannakoglou, Paul D; Triarhou, Lazaros C


    In 1888, the Austrian neuroanatomist Heinrich Obersteiner, founder of Vienna's Neurological Institute, published his "Introduction to the Study of the Structure of the Central Nervous Organs in Health and Disease", a fundamental textbook in which he summarised the state-of-the-art knowledge available then on the normal and pathological anatomy of the human nervous system, incorporating many of his original research findings. The book became "the Bible for generations of budding neurologists" worldwide and was crucial for the eventual development of neurology as an independent medical discipline. In his early career as a neuroanatomist, Sigmund Freud wrote a review of Obersteiner's book for the Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift. That review was not included in the "Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works". The present article provides an English translation of Freud's review and further discusses its historical context, especially regarding the influence of Theodor Meynert on his two illustrious students, Freud and Obersteiner.

  15. Theory of drives and emotions - from Sigmund Freud to Jaak Panksepp. (United States)

    Żechowski, Cezary


    The article discusses the development of psychoanalytic theory in the direction of broadening the reflection on their own based on data derived from empirical studies other than clinical case study. Particularly noteworthy is the convergence that followed between neuroscience and psychoanalysis and the rise of the so-called neuropsychoanalysis. Consequently, this led to eject empirical hypotheses and begin research on defense mechanisms, self, memory, dreams, empathy, dynamic unconscious and emotional-motivational processes (theory of drives). Currently neuropsychoanalysis constituted itself as a discipline contained in itself three separate areas: the psychodynamic neuroscience, clinical neuropsychoanalysis and theory building. The article introduces the theory of Jaak Panksepp emotional systems as an example of anintegrated neurobiology of affect, behavioral biology, evolutionary psychology and psychoanalysis. The theory of emotional systems includes the description of the SEEKING system representing basic motivational system of the organism. Apart from a new perspective on the theory of drives described by Sigmund Freud, it offers the possibility to take into account the emotional and motivational systems within the understanding of mental disorders such as depression, addiction and psychosis, which is the core of psychoanalytic thinking.

  16. [Sigmund Freud, Rudolf Meringer and Carl Mayer: slips of the tongue and mis-readings. The history of a controversy]. (United States)

    Hinterhuber, Hartmann


    In both his The Psychopathology of Everyday Life and his Lectures Sigmund Freud derived the terms unconscious, preconscious and conscious, particularly from slips in speech, slips in reading and forgetfulness. In these slips, Freud recognised parallels to dreams. In the work mentioned, he analysed these in depth as part of mental motivation. In the papers referred to, Sigmund Freud paid tribute to Rudolf Meringer and Carl Mayer's study which was published in 1895. Meringer and Mayer showed as phenomena reversals and rearrangement of whole words, syllables or sounds, along with pre-tones or anticipations and echoes, word contaminations and word substitutions as responsible for slips of the tongue. The present work demonstrates how passionately these three scientists have contributed to the controversy of their standpoints. For modern psycholinguistics and the psychology of language, speech errors are always an expression of a momentary malfunction of the human speech production system: for the cognitive process of speech production slips of the tongue offer an insight into speech processing. Pre-tones and echoes, serialization errors, as Meringer and Mayer recognised, represent the vast majority of slips of the tongue. They do not reveal any hidden point. But with lexical-semantic slips of the tongue the question of mental motivation is admissible. This short paper is a sign of appreciation and gratitude: firstly, a modest birthday gift for Sigmund Freud, secondly homage to Carl Mayer, who influenced generations of neurologists in his 40 years of chairing the Psychiatric-Neurological Clinic in Innsbruck, so that Hans Ganner rightly spoke of a "Carl Mayer School". But lastly, this short study is also-and especially-a late recognition of Rudolf Meringer, the great Austrian linguist. The view an individual has concerning mental processes and the "topology of the psychic apparatus" is decisive as to the power of determination attached to the unconscious.

  17. Sigmund Freud's evolution from neurology to psychiatry: evidence from his La Salpêtrière library. (United States)

    Bogousslavsky, Julien


    To analyze the parallel between the scientific evolution of Sigmund Freud and his French library during and after his stay with Jean-Martin Charcot at La Salpêtrière in 1885-1886. Systematic review of all identified volumes of Freud's personal library, and comparison with his life data and publications. The largest part of Freud's 125 French medical books up to 1900 (of 3,725 books overall) are devoted to hysteria and hypnotism, published mainly between 1885 and 1895. Over one-third (50) of the neurology (94) and alienism (22) books have Charcot or one of his direct pupils (Janet, Féré, Babinski, Gilles de la Tourette, Richer, Pitres, Sollier, Raymond, Marie, Binet, Ball, Bourneville, Blocq, Berbez, Guinon, and Souques) as author. During that period, Freud evolved from the clinical-anatomic method (after mainly experimental histologic studies) to theoretical neurology (using hysteria and aphasia models) and psychology, a process which subsequently led to the birth of psychoanalysis. The library of Freud gives an interesting account on his own evolving thinking, which led him to leave neurology for psychology and psychoanalysis.

  18. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939 e Karl Köller (1857-1944 e a descoberta da anestesia local Sigmund Freud (1856-1939 y Karl Köller (1857-1944 y el Descubrimiento de la anestesia local Sigmund Freud (1856-1939 and Karl Köller (1857-1944 and the Discovery of local anesthesia

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    Almiro dos Reis Jr


    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATVA E OBJETIVOS: O entendimento por vezes admitido de que Sigmund Freud teve a intuição de utilizar a cocaína como anestésico local para intervenções cirúrgicas, ou mesmo de que ele tenha tido algum papel na descoberta da anestesia local não é verídico. Os objetivos das pesquisas de Freud eram outros e o verdadeiro realizador da descoberta foi Karl Köller, sobre o que há argumentos irrefutáveis. Diante desses fatos, tem importância histórica o conhecimento correto da questão. CONTEÚDO: O texto refere-se às propriedades há muito conhecidas da cocaína. Recorda dados pessoais, atividades profissionais e científicas de Sigmund Freud e de Karl Köller. Apresenta as pesquisas de Freud sobre efeitos fisiopatológicos observados com a cocaína. Expõe as razões das duras críticas recebidas por Freud diante de conceitos por ele emitidos. Descreve a súbita, porém consciente e justificada idéia de Karl Köller de estudar cientificamente a cocaína como anestésico local em animais e seres humanos. Indica como foram realizadas as pesquisas pioneiras que culminaram com a descoberta da anestesia local por Köller e as duas exposições sobre esta, feitas em Viena. Relata a primeira intervenção cirúrgica oftalmológica sob anestesia local. Comprova a imediata difusão pelo mundo da descoberta que marcou o início da anestesia locorregional. Comenta numerosos documentos comprobatórios da prioridade de Köller na descoberta. Finalmente, menciona as numerosas homenagens recebidas por Köller em várias partes do mundo. CONCLUSÕES: A anestesia locorregional foi iniciada por Karl Köller em 1884, quando ele provou a possibilidade de praticar intervenções cirúrgicas oftalmológicas sem dor utilizando a cocaína como anestésico local. Sigmund Freud realizou muitas pesquisas sobre a cocaína, mas não participou diretamente do importantíssimo feito.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Los que a veces se cree de que Sigmund Freud tuvo

  19. Conversations between self and self as Sigmund Freud--A virtual body ownership paradigm for self counselling. (United States)

    Osimo, Sofia Adelaide; Pizarro, Rodrigo; Spanlang, Bernhard; Slater, Mel


    When people see a life-sized virtual body (VB) from first person perspective in virtual reality they are likely to have the perceptual illusion that it is their body. Additionally such virtual embodiment can lead to changes in perception, implicit attitudes and behaviour based on attributes of the VB. To date the changes that have been studied are as a result of being embodied in a body representative of particular social groups (e.g., children and other race). In our experiment participants alternately switched between a VB closely resembling themselves where they described a personal problem, and a VB representing Dr Sigmund Freud, from which they offered themselves counselling. Here we show that when the counsellor resembles Freud participants improve their mood, compared to the counsellor being a self-representation. The improvement was greater when the Freud VB moved synchronously with the participant, compared to asynchronously. Synchronous VB movement was associated with a much stronger illusion of ownership over the Freud body. This suggests that this form of embodied perspective taking can lead to sufficient detachment from habitual ways of thinking about personal problems, so as to improve the outcome, and demonstrates the power of virtual body ownership to effect cognitive changes.

  20. Sigmund Freud's Discovery of the Etiological Significance of Childhood Sexual Traumas. (United States)

    Kuhn, Philip


    Reconstructs Freud's early treatment of Emma Eckstein so as to challenge assumptions that Freud's early writings have no place in the current discourse on child sexual abuse. Reveals how Freud first formulated the radical theory that his patients' psycho-neuroses were due to their having been sexually traumatized as children. (RJM)

  1. ["A shot at the father: a student's assault". Sigmund Freud and the case of Ernst Haberl]. (United States)

    Aichhorn, Thomas


    In the fall of 1922, the Freud family was involved in a criminal case: The son of Mathilde Freud's nursing sister, Ernst Haberl, had shot at his father. With the help of August Aichhorn the Viennese Juvenile Court's social assistance department was engaged on behalf of the young man. Freud commissioned the lawyer Valentin Teirich to defend him in court. The Viennese dailies reported the deed and the trial extensively (Haberl was acquitted). That a comment published in the Neue Freie Presse was written by Freud himself, as Teirich believed, is, according to Anna Freud, highly improbable.

  2. La intuición clínica de Sigmund Freud en el campo de la psicosis

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    Full Text Available Resumen Delimitar la intuición clínica de Sigmund Freud en el campo de la psicosis implica analizar las consecuencias de lo no analizable de dicha entidad clínica, tal como lo plantea el propio autor. En este trabajo, se delimita y se discute el lugar de garante de la teoría psicoanalítica, ocupado por el psicótico, y se subraya la suposición de un sujeto en las psicosis, en términos de «no querer saber». La imposibilidad de transferencia vacila ante el análisis que el propio Freud hace del caso Schreber. La Verwerfung se enlaza a un particular modo de retorno, excluyéndose de la relación biunívoca entre mecanismo y estructura clínica. Se manifiesta la intuición clínica de Freud en el punto donde hace del delirio o de las demás producciones en la psicosis una obra que porta la firma de un autor. Dicho recorrido nos permite sostener la importancia y actualidad del texto freudiano al campo de las psicosis.

  3. The early relationship between Sigmund Freud and Isidor Sadger: a dream (1897) and a letter (1902). (United States)

    May, Ulrike


    Proceeding from Wittels' comment that Isidor Sadger's essay "The miracle of the thinking protein" (1897a) was the day residue for Freud's dream of the norekdal style, I suggest that the dream was dreamt between February/April 1897 and autumn 1897. I go on to consider which of Sadger's publications on Ibsen could have been the second day residue for Freud's dream. Against the background of Freud and Sadger's relationship in the 1890s, I examine what it was about Sadger's essay that could have precipitated the dream. Flechsig's basic conception of the connection between brain and mind and Sadger's pre-analytical view of psychic phenomena are outlined. Furthermore, a previously unpublished letter from Freud to Sadger in 1902 is presented and its possible context discussed. I show that Sadger probably already began carrying out analyses in 1898 and that, of Freud's immediate circle in Vienna, he was either the first or the second doctor to begin analytical work. In addition Sadger already made references to Freud in his publications in 1897. In summary, Isidor Sadger was probably the only one of Freud's disciples for whom the following combination was true: he became interested in Freud's approach before 1900, carried out analyses before 1900, publicly spoke out for Freud before 1900, became a member of the Wednesday group and stayed in Freud's vicinity for a long time (until 1933).

  4. Sigmund Freud: para uma educação além da pedagogiaSigmund Freud: para una educación más allá del pedagogia


    Lajonquière, Leandro de


    O texto aborda diferentes aspectos da reflexão freudiana em matéria educativa: a diferença entre psicanálise com crianças e a educação, a inviabilidade da profilaxia das neuroses, a educação para a realidade e, finalmente, a possibilidade de se endereçar a palavra às crianças além de toda normativa pedagógica. Palavras-chave Sigmund Freud ; Profilaxia; Pedagogia crítica Resumén El texto trata diferentes aspectos de la reflexión freudiana sobre la educación: la diferencia entre...

  5. [Doctor and poet as rivals. Sigmund Freud, Alfred von Berger and the narrative of female homosexuality]. (United States)

    Goldmann, Stefan


    Starting from a passage in the Dora case history where Freud suggests some differences between a literary and a clinical narrative of female homosexuality, this paper presents examples which he might have had in mind. Besides Balzac's "La fille aux yeux d'or" (1834/35) it is in particular Alfred v. Berger's novella "Die Italienerin [The Italian woman]" (1904) which may have served as a model and counterpoint to the literary strategies used in Freud's case history. Freud had a relationship of long standing with Berger. This newly discovered source may provide a clue for the date at which Freud finalized the Dora manscript which he had held back for years.

  6. One hundred years after Sigmund Freud's lectures in America: towards an integration of psychoanalytic theories and techniques within psychiatry. (United States)

    Hoffman, Leon


    The impact of Sigmund Freud's lectures in America in 1909 is discussed. Some of the roots of psychoanalysis and their contemporary relevance are addressed: neurological ideas, the discussions of the sexologists, and the degeneration theories at the turn of the twentieth century. Factors which led to the dominance of psychoanalysis in psychiatry included, in particular, its arguments against the hopelessness of degeneracy theories;yet,by isolating itself from mainstream academic psychiatry and psychology,organized psychoanalysis itself contributed to its own subsequent marginalization. In order to re-integrate itself with mainstream psychiatry, psychoanalysis needs to appreciate the importance of systematic demonstrations of the therapeutic power of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic concepts and techniques when caring for individuals.

  7. Georg Büchner, Sigmund Freud and the "Schädelnerven" (cranial nerves) - research on the brain and soul in the 19th century. (United States)

    Hildebrandt, Gerhard; Ruppert, Christina; Stienen, Martin N; Surbeck, Werner


    One of the authors' encounter with one of Sigmund Freud's original works about the anatomy of the human brain stem and his interest in the scientist, anatomist, philosopher, writer and revolutionary Georg Büchner led to re-examination and review of the original writings of two major 19th century protagonists of brain anatomy research. The aim of the authors is to highlight the achievements of both Freud and Büchner in the field of comparative brain morphology. The medical and philosophical publications of Georg Büchner were reviewed with reference to the historical-critical edition of his complete works and writings (the so-called Marburg edition). Evaluation of the neuroanatomical achievements of Sigmund Freud was based on a summary of his publications and also partially on his autobiographical writings. After careful review of their publications both Freud and Büchner should be acknowledged as brain scientists focusing particularly on comparative morphology. Both chose fish as the subject of their macroscopic (Büchner) and microscopic (Freud) neuroanatomical studies, and both cut across their own language and cultural space by continuing their work in France. In interpreting their findings both were influenced by their respective contemporary methodological schools of thought. Büchner became a soul scientist/psychologist by turning to the writing of literary texts, heralding the end of his idealistic and metaphysical interpretation of life. Likewise, Freud increasingly devoted himself to the destiny of man and his "conditio humana," eventually turning away from anatomical brain research. Review of the biographies and medical-scientific, as well as philosophical publications, of Georg Büchner and Sigmund Freud reveal striking parallels between the two researchers in addition to common insights that have generally been ignored or only marginally addressed in the past. Both should be appreciated and remembered as forerunners of today's neuroscientific

  8. 'A pretty piece of treachery': the strange case of Dr Stekel and Sigmund Freud. (United States)

    Kuhn, P


    Freud claimed he broke with Stekel not because of 'scientific differences' but because of 'exclusively ... personal qualities'. The author offers an alternative version of this significant fragment of psychoanalytic history by suggesting that Freud acted out of revenge for the humiliation that he believed Stekel and Adler inflicted upon him at the 1910 Nuremberg Congress. He suggests that casting the story of the break between Stekel and Freud in the narrative shadow of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella 'Jekyll and Hyde' highlights the extent to which Freud involved himself in the murkier aspects of the politics of the International Psychoanalytical Association and the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Ultimately, however, he argues, Freud was cynically prepared to use and then callously sacrifice Stekel, one of his oldest and most loyal followers, in his increasingly bitter struggles against Adler and Jung. He also touches upon the role of the 'Secret Committee' in the 'Stekel Affair' and the wider ramifications of Jung's unexpected return from America at the height of the 'Freud resignation crisis'. He further suggests that Jung's subsequent meeting with Bergmann may have been a significant factor in precipitating Jung's decision to break his personal relationship with Freud.

  9. [Susmann Galant (1896-1978). A Russian-Swiss supporter and opponent of Sigmund Freud]. (United States)

    Müller, Christian


    The scientific activity of this Russian psychiatrist is depicted in a short biography. His ambivalent attitude to Freud's dream theory is emphasized. At the end of his medical career he became full professor of psychiatry at Khabarovsk.

  10. [Sketches of Swiss psychiatry in the generation after Eugen Bleuler and Sigmund Freud. With personal recollections]. (United States)

    Weber, Kaspar


    Focussing on the leading staff of the psychiatric universitiy clinic of Waldau/Bern, the author sketches the reception of psychoanalysis in Switzerland around 1940. It ranged from outright rejection (Ernst Grünthal) via various forms of skepticism based on superficial (Jakob Klaesi) or thorough familiarity with Freud's writings (Jakob Wyrsch, Arnold Weber) to the discipleship of an analysand of Freud (Ernst Blum).

  11. The presence of Spinoza in the exchanges between Sigmund Freud and Romain Rolland. (United States)

    Vermorel, Henri


    Although Freud recognized his profound affinity with Spinoza, we seldom find explicit and direct references to the philosopher in his works. The correspondence between Romain Rolland, the 'Christian without a church', and Freud, the 'atheist Jew', is full of Spinozian reminiscences that nourish their works of this period and are underpinned by their mutual transference. The Future of an Illusion is written according to a Spinozian blueprint and aims at replacing religion, qualified as superstition, by psychoanalysis. A quotation from Heine, 'brother in unbelief', is a direct reference to Spinoza. Concurring with Freud's critiques of dogmas and churches, Rolland proposes an analysis of the 'oceanic feeling' as a basis of the religious sentiment. Freud replies with Civilization and Its Discontents. In 1936, on the occasion of Rolland's 70th birthday, Freud sends him an open letter, A disturbance of memory on the Acropolis, where the strange feeling that he has experienced in front of the Parthenon refers inter alia to his double culture: Jewish and German. In the light of this correspondence, the creation of psychoanalysis turns out to be a quest for the sacred that has disappeared in modernity; Freud, though, was able to find it inside man's unconscious.

  12. Long-term potentiation and memory processes in the psychological works of Sigmund Freud and in the formation of neuropsychiatric symptoms. (United States)

    Centonze, D; Siracusano, A; Calabresi, P; Bernardi, G


    Far from disproving the model of mind functioning proposed by psychoanalysis, the recent advances in neuropsychiatrical research confirmed the crucial ideas of Sigmund Freud. The hypothesis that the origin of mental illnesses lies in the impossibility for a subject to erase the long-term effects of a remote adverse event is in tune with the view that several psychiatric disturbances reflect the activation of aberrant unconscious memory processes. Freud's insights did not stop here, but went on to describe in an extremely precise manner the neural mechanisms of memory formation almost a century before the description of long-term synaptic potentiation.

  13. Coincidences in analysis: Sigmund Freud and the strange case of Dr Forsyth and Herr von Vorsicht. (United States)

    Pierri, Maria


    Freud's interest in thought transference opens the possibility for psychoanalytic research on the primary preverbal language and the maternal function, which the emphasis on verbal and paternal communication had hidden in the background of the setting. The author advances a new interpretation of coincidences in analysis and of the psychopathology of everyday life of the setting. Starting from a strange coincidence, new hypotheses are submitted following additional readings of the unpublished manuscript of the 'Forsyth case', recovered by the author, in regard to a significant moment of transformation, both in Freud and in psychoanalysis, at the end of the war. This phase corresponds first to a change of language, from German to English, as well as to the foundation of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis by Ernest Jones. In particular, the roots of the metapsychological turn of the 1920s are explored, together with the opening of private and productive thoughts in the area of 'telepathy' that joined Freud, Ferenczi, and Anna Freud in a true 'dialogue of unconsciouses'. The free association between A Child Is Being Beaten, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, and the clinical experience with 'Herr B.' is outlined in order to understand Freud's heroic self-analysis at the time when he was treating his daughter Anna and grieving the death of his beloved Sophie. Copyright © 2010 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  14. [Bioethics of Sigmund Freud´s death: euthanasia or appropriation?]. (United States)

    Figueroa, Gustavo


    The death of Freud raises the ethical dilemma about euthanasia. It can be characterized as indirect active euthanasia according to the rule of double effect, or terminal sedation, or palliated death. The primacy of the principle of autonomy over non maleficence, conditioned the physician's attitude toward his patient Freud. The physician assisted death was and remains punishable in western medicine. Therefore, a fundamental tradition was infringed. In contrast, the present study attempts to characterize the final position of Freud himself to his death and called it appropriation of his finitude; he assumes his being-unto-death, that is, he now projects his being not as a being-at-his-end but as a being-unto-end, indicating thereby that he understood that the end always penetrated his whole existence.

  15. The story of an ambivalent relationship: Sigmund Freud and Eugen Bleuler. (United States)

    Falzeder, Ernst


    This paper examines the short-lived flirtation between psychoanalysis and academia and psychiatry in Europe and the reasons for, and consequences of, the fact that their paths diverged. It is argued that Bleuler's break with the psychoanalytic movement is a crucial and, until now, largely underestimated turning point. Bleuler's separation from the psychoanalytic movement was probably more important for the course it has since taken than those of Adler, Stekel, or even Jung. Bleuler's analysis by correspondence by Freud, and its failure, was of paramount importance for the future relationship between Freud and Bleuler, and for Bleuler's assessment of psychoanalysis.

  16. Sigmund Freud's Personality Theory: Learning Module Employing Computer-Assisted Instruction Technology. (United States)

    Saavedra, Jose M.

    This interactive module contains 33 windows of text and three graphics, in which Freud's topographical (unconscious, pre-conscious, and conscious) and structural (id, ego, and superego) models of the psyche are studied. Seventeen fill-in questions are interspersed within the text. The module stresses the importance of comprehending the concept of…

  17. Abstracts of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. (United States)

    Rothgeb, Carrie Lee, Ed.

    In order to make mental health-related knowledge available widely and in a form to encourage its use, the National Institute of Mental Health collaborated with the American Psychoanalytic Association in this pioneer effort to abstract the 23 volumes of the "Standard Edition of Freud." The volume is a comprehensive compilation of…

  18. [At the Grundlsee. Alfons Paquet's note on his visit to Sigmund Freud in September 1930]. (United States)

    Koenen, Gerd


    1930. This hitherto unknown account by A. Paquet, a writer from Frankfurt and at that time secretary of the Goethe-Prize, revolves around Freud's self-description as a "conscious Jew" who nevertheless eschewed categorization, as well as around psychoanalysis as an invidious, though necessary form of creative destruction.

  19. Sigmund Freud, da psicoprofilaxia à educação psicanaliticamente esclarecida: um percurso

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    Gleisson Roberto Schmidt


    Full Text Available Não foram poucas as oportunidades nas quais Freud fez comentários sobre a educação, cuja diversidade alimenta idas e vindas sobre seus textos, no intuito de elucidar aquilo que teria sido sua suposta "tese" sobre o assunto. Neste trabalho tentamos descrever e analisar os pressupostos e as contribuições deste psicanalista no campo da educação a partir de suas elaborações acerca da sexualidade infantil e da organização pulsional. Pretendemos mostrar que Freud abandona, ao longo de sua obra, o ideal de uma educação psicoprofilática, não obstante mantenha sempre presente a esperança de uma "outra educação", menos repressora e mais sublimadora.

  20. Existential analysis and psychoanalysis: specific differences and personal relationship between Ludwig Binswanger and Sigmund Freud. (United States)

    Bühler, Karl-Ernst


    The concise curriculum vitae of the founder of existential analysis is followed by an exact comparison of the polarity (homo natura versus homo cultura) between Binswanger and Freud. Then the five stages in the development of (Existential Daseinsanalysis Analysis) are described: the stage of learning, of practice, of criticism, of the alternative to psychoanalysis, and of reconciliation. The criticism is aimed especially at Freud's naturalism and at the concept of drive. These concepts are opposed by ontoanalytic doctrines derived from Heidegger's ontoanalysis. The differences are further exemplified by the comparison of the existentialanalytical and the psychoanalytical view of the unconscious. A presentation of the treatment of a "hysterical phobia," which is first explained in psychoanalytic terms and later in existentialanalytic terminology (mainly concerning the world-projects) makes the difference between the two schools of thought explicit.

  1. Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: debates and confrontations about anxiety and birth. (United States)

    Pizarro Obaid, Francisco


    The publication of Otto Rank's The Trauma of Birth (1924) gave rise to an intense debate within the secret Committee and confronted Freud with one of his most beloved disciples. After analyzing the letters that the Professor exchanged with his closest collaborators and reviewing the works he published during this period, it is clear that anxiety was a crucial element among the topics in dispute. His reflections linked to the signal anxiety concept allowed Freud to refute Rank's thesis that defined birth trauma as the paradigmatic key to understanding neurosis, and, in turn, was a way of confirming the validity of the concepts of Oedipus complex, repression and castration in the conceptualization of anxiety. The reasons for the modifications of anxiety theory in the mid-1920s cannot be reduced, as Freud would affirm officially in his work of 1926, to the detection of internal contradictions in his theory or to the desire to establish a metapsychological version of the problem, for they gain their essential impulse from the debate with Rank. Copyright © 2012 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  2. [The "diagnosis" in the light of Charles S. Peirce, Sherlock Holmes, Sigmund Freud and modern neurobiology]. (United States)

    Adler, R H


    A diagnostic hypothesis is a causa ficta. It is an assumption, suitable to explain phenomena, which are not yet proven to be the only and valid explanation of the observed. One of Wilhelm Hauff's faitales illustrates how a hypothesis is generated. It is based on the interpretation of signs. Signs are of an ikonic, an indexical or a symbolic nature. According to S. Peirce, a hypothesis is created by abduction, to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes by immersion into thoughts, and to S. Freud by free floating attention. The three procedures are alike. Neurobiological structures and functions, which correspond to these processes, are described; especially the emotional-implicite memory. The technique of hypothesis-generation is meaningful to clinical medicine.

  3. An existential criterion for normal and abnormal personality in the works of Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler.

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    Kapustin S.A.


    Full Text Available This is the second in a series of four articles scheduled for publication in this journal. In the previous article I proposed a description of a new so-called existential criterion of normal and abnormal personality that is implicitly present in the works of Erich Fromm. According to this criterion, normal and abnormal personalities are determined, first, by special features of the content of their position regarding existential dichotomies that are natural to human beings and, second, by particular aspects of the formation of this position. Such dichotomies, entitatively existent in all human life, are inherent, two-alternative contradictions. The position of a normal personality in its content orients one toward a contradictious predetermination of life in the form of existential dichotomies and the necessity of searching for compromise in resolving these dichotomies. This position is created on a rational basis with the person’s active participation. The position of an abnormal personality in its content subjectively denies a contradictious predetermination of life in the form of existential dichotomies and orients one toward a consistent, noncompetitive, and, as a consequence, one-sided way of life that doesn’t include self-determination. This position is imposed by other people on an irrational basis. Abnormality of personality interpreted like that is one of the most important factors influencing the development of various kinds of psychological problems and mental disorders — primarily, neurosis. In this article I show that this criterion is implicitly present in the personality theories of Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler, although in more special cases. In the following articles I will show that this criterion is also implicitly present in the personality theories of Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, and Viktor Frankl.

  4. The pre-Anschluss Vienna School of Medicine - the physicians: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857-1940) and Karel Wenckebach (1864-1940). (United States)

    Shaw, Lily Bzl; Shaw, Robert A


    Three physicians are discussed. Sigmund Freud, probably the best-known member of the Vienna School of Medicine, was the path-breaking pioneer in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Julius Wagner-Jauregg was a psychiatrist who discovered the link between iodine deficiency and goitre and also developed malaria therapy to treat progressive paralysis caused by syphilis for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. Karel Wenckebach, the pioneering Dutch cardiologist, is best known for the Wenckebach block. After the Anschluss, fate dealt very different hands to these three physicians. Freud fled to London where he soon died. Wagner-Jauregg, who had some pan-Germanic sympathies as well as views on eugenics, left a controversial legacy. The Dutch cardiologist Wenckebach died in Vienna shortly after his homeland had been invaded in 1940 by that of his hosts. © IMechE 2014.

  5. Infantile anorexia, co-excitation and co-mastery in the parent/baby cathexis: The contribution of Sigmund and Anna Freud. (United States)

    Cascales, Thomas


    Recent epidemiological studies show that 2% of babies in ordinary paediatric clinics suffer from infantile anorexia. In the first part of this paper we present a case study from our hospital clinical activity. Our framework combines clinical psychoanalytic sessions and perinatal videos. In the second part, we will focus on the concepts of instinct and excitation proposed by Sigmund Freud and the concept of mastery proposed by Anna Freud. In the third part, we will examine these concepts in the light of the case study. The fourth part is devoted to clinical recommendations from our hospital psychoanalytic practice. In conclusion, unlike other clinical settings, the psychoanalytic setting allows for the elaboration of the parental hatred included in the libidinal cathexis. Our psychoanalytic setting (sessions/videos) makes it possible to decontaminate parental intrapsychic elements overloaded with excitement, saturated with hate elements, and rendered sterile by the instinct for mastery. An initial part of the treatment process involves working through the intersubjective elements observed in the video. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  6. ["... my friend Leopold was percussing her through her bodice...". Leopold von Auenbrugger in Sigmund Freud's dream of Irma's injection]. (United States)

    Reicheneder, Johann Georg


    This paper provides a psychoanalytic interpretation of an element in the Irma dream that Freud had ignored in his own interpretation. The allusion to Leopold von Auenbrugger, the originator of percussion as a method of clinical investigation, which appears in the manifest dream reflects Freud's hopes and fears about how his Interpretation of Dreams and the new human science established there would be received by his medical colleagues.

  7. [IPA secretary and patron--Freud's patient, financial administrator and friend. Anton von Freund's letters to Sigmund Freud (1916-1919)]. (United States)

    Huppke, Andrea; Schröter, Michael


    Although the letters, of which numerous and lengthy excerpts are presented in this paper, have repeatedly been used by scholars, they have so far remained unpublished. There are 45 items, written between 4. 1. 1916 and 13. 7. 1919. They indicate a passionate transference to Freud, unfolding against the background of two Hungarian revolutions. After suffering a relapse of his cancer, v. Freund had several stretches of analysis with Freud. While he was better, he established two major funds: one of them allowing the foundation of the psychoanalytic publishing house, the other destined to sponsor a psychoanalytic clinic in Budapest. V. Freund helped organize the Budapest IPA congress, became a member of the "secret committee" and started to actively conduct analyses. Freud was very attached to him and felt deeply shaken by the inexorable progression of v. Freund's disease and then death in January 1920.

  8. 'Don't save her'- Sigmund Freud meets Project Pat: the rescue motif in hip-hop. (United States)

    Fulmer, Richard H


    Freud originally explicated the dynamics of rescue wishes by describing men who fell in love with prostitutes. He saw this attempt at attachment as driven by the man's wish to repay his parents for giving him life. Many subsequent writers shift this emphasis, seeing rescue wishes as motivated by aggressive oedipal competition with the father. This article highlights the attachment aspects of Freud's original conception and traces how writers in the last three decades use the family romance rather than Oedipus as a model to view rescue wishes as having a more tender aspect. Rescue wishes are especially characteristic of the developmental stage of young adulthood. They at once attempt to repay the parental debt the young adult feels and serve as practice for the vicissitudes of the couple bond and the benign sacrifices of parenthood. Popular culture contains many vivid examples of Freud 's original description of the rescue-motif. A detailed examination of the rap song, Don't save her, demonstrates all the elements of Freud's original conception and the interpersonal risks of the rescue relationship. Three additional rap songs by other artists are briefly analyzed to show the extensive occurrence of the wish to rescue and its psychic and interpersonal dangers.

  9. Freud and Literary Biography. (United States)

    Ellman, Richard


    Sigmund Freud's attitudes about writing biographies of authors, and the influence of Freud's work on the interpretations of creativity, are discussed in relation to biographies of and by a number of writers. It is proposed that Freud's contributions, used carefully, have served to enlighten biography. (MSE)

  10. As incidências éticas subentendidas/entrelidas nos "artigos técnicos" de Sigmund Freud

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    Júlio Eduardo de Castro


    Full Text Available Inicialmente, perguntamo-nos se é coerente, ética e doutrinariamente, chamar de técnica a prática psicanalítica? Daí investigamos se há, principalmente nos chamados "artigos técnicos", evidências ou ao menos indícios de que o tratamento criado por Freud esteja fundado em uma ética própria à psicanálise, não sendo possível reduzi-lo ao mero manejo de uma técnica. Sustentado no que foi sua "auto-análise", na teoria e na metodologia daí decorrentes, Freud deu mostras de que, na direção do tratamento, não há condução do sujeito, que o lugar/posição/função do analista não é o de mestre e, acima de tudo, que a psicanálise não deve servir a nenhum ideal do eu ou da cultura. O artigo pretende demonstrar como é possível inferir, do texto freudiano principalmente a partir da leitura feita por Lacan uma ética voltada para o desejo. Por decorrência, este artigo evidencia a consistência da teoria freudiana, nitidamente nas dimensões ética e clínica.

  11. [Richard Freiherr v. Krafft-Ebing and Sigmund Freud--discourse on the "normality" and "perversion" of human sexuality at the close of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century]. (United States)

    Kapfhammer, Hans-Peter


    Sexuality has been defined a central feature of personal identity since the epoch of enlightenment and has gradually become a decisive issue also in societal and political terms. A major transfer from religion and religious institutions to medicine and medical experts and later on to neuropsychiatrists has to be underlined in the primary position to assess "normal" and "deviant" manifestations of sexuality. Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing and Sigmund Freund play an eminent role in this "discourse on sexuality" (M. Foucault) during the nineteenth and beginning twentieth century on the way to modern sexology. Within this overarching context Krafft-Ebing's and Freud's theoretical conceptualizations of sexuality and perversion will be sketched and basic clinical and societal implications there out will be discussed.

  12. Dewey and Freud. (United States)

    Seckinger, Donald S.; Nel, Johanna

    John Dewey is known as the greatest and the most representative of U.S. philosophers. His philosophy, influenced by and developed during a period of great expansion in U.S. history, and great upheaval in U.S. social life, is characterized by a common sense, extroverted pragmatism. Sigmund Freud, in a ironic twist of fate, has been an important…

  13. Images of Freud

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    Sørensen, Bent


    . This however is undoubtedly the case with the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), whose image is still immediately recognizable to a majority of the population of at least Europe and North America. Freud’s ideas (albeit in popularized form) also travel with ease in current public discourses...

  14. Remembering the evolutionary Freud. (United States)

    Young, Allan


    Throughout his career as a writer, Sigmund Freud maintained an interest in the evolutionary origins of the human mind and its neurotic and psychotic disorders. In common with many writers then and now, he believed that the evolutionary past is conserved in the mind and the brain. Today the "evolutionary Freud" is nearly forgotten. Even among Freudians, he is regarded to be a red herring, relevant only to the extent that he diverts attention from the enduring achievements of the authentic Freud. There are three ways to explain these attitudes. First, the evolutionary Freud's key work is the "Overview of the Transference Neurosis" (1915). But it was published at an inopportune moment, forty years after the author's death, during the so-called "Freud wars." Second, Freud eventually lost interest in the "Overview" and the prospect of a comprehensive evolutionary theory of psychopathology. The publication of The Ego and the Id (1923), introducing Freud's structural theory of the psyche, marked the point of no return. Finally, Freud's evolutionary theory is simply not credible. It is based on just-so stories and a thoroughly discredited evolutionary mechanism, Lamarckian use-inheritance. Explanations one and two are probably correct but also uninteresting. Explanation number three assumes that there is a fundamental difference between Freud's evolutionary narratives (not credible) and the evolutionary accounts of psychopathology that currently circulate in psychiatry and mainstream journals (credible). The assumption is mistaken but worth investigating.

  15. Looking for Skinner and Finding Freud (United States)

    Overskeid, Geir


    Sigmund Freud and B. F. Skinner are often seen as psychology's polar opposites. It seems this view is fallacious. Indeed, Freud and Skinner had many things in common, including basic assumptions shaped by positivism and determinism. More important, Skinner took a clear interest in psychoanalysis and wanted to be analyzed but was turned down. His…

  16. [Freud in the journals of the German speaking exile]. (United States)

    May, Ulrike


    Freud and psychoanalysis figure frequently in exile journals. This paper documents two letters to the editor written by Alexander Freud who denied that his brother Sigmund had been a zionist, and the recollections of the sculptor Königsberger who had made a bust of Freud in 1920.

  17. Eugen Bleuler 150: Bleuler's reception of Freud. (United States)

    Dalzell, Thomas G


    On the 150th anniversary of Eugen Bleuler's birth, this article examines his reception of Sigmund Freud and his use of Freudian theory to understand the symptoms of schizophrenia. In addition, in contrast to earlier interpretations of Bleuler's relationship with Freud in terms of an eventual personal and theoretical incompatibility, the article demonstrates that, although Bleuler did distance himself from the psychoanalytic movement, he remained consistent in his views on Freud's theories.

  18. Freud and evolution. (United States)

    Scharbert, Gerhard


    The essay analyzes the influence of evolutionary thought in the work of Sigmund Freud. Based on Freud's initial occupation as a neuro-anatomist and physiologist certain aspects stemming from the history of nature and developmental biological reasoning that played a role in his endeavours to find a new basis for medical psychology will be pointed out. These considerations are to be regarded as prolegomena of the task to reread Freud once again, and in doing so avoiding the verdict that holds his neuro-anatomic and comparative-morphological works as simply "pre-analytic." In fact, the time seems ripe to reconsider in a new context particularly those evolutionary, medical, and cultural-scientific elements in Freud's work that appear inconsistent at first sight. The substantial thesis is that Freud, given the fact that he was trained in comparative anatomy and physiology in the tradition of Johannes Müller, had the capability of synthesizing elements of this new point of view with the findings and interrogations concerning developmental history and the theory of evolution. More over, this was perceived not merely metaphoric, as he himself stressed it (Freud 1999, XIII, 99), but in the sense of Ubertragung, that inscribed terms and methods deriving from the given field into the realm of psychology. The moving force behind this particular Ubertragung came from a dynamically-neurological perception of the soul that emerged in France since 1800, which Freud came to know trough the late work of Charcot.

  19. Hamlet in Freud's Thoughts: Reinterpretations in the Psychoanalytic Literature. (United States)

    Diaz de Chumaceiro, Cora L.


    Presents a selection of interpretations in the psychoanalytic literature of "Hamlet," by William Shakespeare, beginning with an extensive look at the role this literature played in Sigmund Freud's mind at the origins of psychoanalysis. Also examines later interpretations. (SR)

  20. [I don't want to be eternally imprisoned in the cage of my own self . . .". assumptions about the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his juvenile patient Arthur Fischer-Colbrie (1895-1968)]. (United States)

    Walder, Christine


    The Austrian writer A. Fischer-Colbrie underwent an analysis with Freud in 1915-16 and then again in 1919. Based on his literary estate, this article tries to shed some light on the biographical background and the precipitating factors of his mental problems. When the cure had to be interrupted because of the young man's military service, Freud sustained an unusual correspondence with him that reflected his efforts to maintain their therapeutic contact. At the same time his letters witness Fischer-Colbrie's burgeoning literary talents.--An appendix presents Freud's letters to Fischer-Colbrie, edited and annotated by Michael Schröter.

  1. [Wittgenstein and Freud]. (United States)

    Cabanchik, Samuel Manuel


    In this paper I present the most important limits in the reading that Ludwig Wittgenstein made of Sigmund Freud. In particular, starting from certain thematic axes (distinction causes / reasons, conception of the meaning, interpretation concept, the problem of the truth in the therapeutic treatment, the paper of the patient's conviction), I try to show that the position of Wittgenstein in front of the Freudian psychoanalysis was ambiguous: on one hand he conceives it as an example more than "philosophical mythology", but on the other hand, he is identified with the psychoanalyst and he is conceived itself as making something related with that an analyst makes.

  2. Inventing Freud. (United States)

    Rudnytsky, Peter L


    Written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Freud's birth, this paper construes Nina Coltart's statement that "if Freud did not exist it would be necessary to invent him," with its implicit comparison of Freud to God, to refer to (a) the things that Freud taught that are incontrovertibly true; (b) the unavoidable subjectivity in all judgments of Freud; and (c) the resemblances between psychoanalysis and religion. This last comparison is likewise seen to have both positive and negative aspects. Freud's ideas have inspired many people, yet he unscientifically arrogated sovereign authority over psychoanalysis. Freud's admirers are reminded of his extreme difficulty in admitting he was wrong and changing his mind when he should have known better, while his detractors are encouraged to consider the evidence supporting many of Freud's core tenets and to recognize that his discovery of psychoanalysis is indeed one of the supreme achievements in human history.

  3. Silencing the Patient: Freud, Sexual Abuse, and "The Etiology of Hysteria." (United States)

    McOmber, James B.


    States that, in "The Etiology of Hysteria," Sigmund Freud's "seduction theory" asserted that child sexual abuse was the single cause of adult hysteria. Argues that Freud's failure to persuade his audience can be attributed not only to their denial of sexual abuse but also to his failure to clarify how pschyoanalysis could…

  4. "More Than Lessons in How To Read": Burke, Freud, and the Resources of Symbolic Transformation. (United States)

    Quandahl, Ellen


    Argues that Kenneth Burke used "The Interpretation of Dreams," as well as other works by Sigmund Freud, as a lesson on reading, taking over the central tropes of dreamwork and making them broadly dialectical rather than strictly psychoanalytic terms. Suggests that Freud's "tropology" of dreaming is crucial for reading Burke.…

  5. As transformações da memória: articulações entre Sigmund Freud e Eric Kandel (As transformações da memória

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    Graziele Luiza Barizon Scopel Gerbasi


    Full Text Available The topic of this investigation is the memory and its transformations, exemplified by the dialogue between psychoanalysis and the neurosciences, represented by the works of S. Freud and E. Kandel, respectively. The goal is to investigate the points of convergence between the theorizations of these two authors about changes in memory and, from that, to outlines the possible connections, regarding some psychological and neurological processes that act in such transformations. For that, Freud’s notions about mnemic retranscriptions, concealing memories and Nachträglichkeit (après-coup and also the consolidation and reconsolidation mechanisms of long-term memory described by Kandel are addressed. The main convergence identified in the publications of these authors is the fact that the memory is susceptible to (re constructions retroactively

  6. 150 years of Freud-Kraepelin dualism. (United States)

    Trede, Katharina


    The year 2006 marked the 150th Birthday of Emil Kraepelin and Sigmund Freud. Kraepelin and Freud were two very different yet very similar men. The comparison between their biographies shows many parallels in their lives and personalities. They were, in their time, the two most influential individuals in psychiatry. They wrote and thought about similar topics in the field yet came to quite different conclusions. Both did not show public respect for each other but wrote about the importance of integrating their respective approaches into the study of the mind/brain problem. Psychiatry today continues to struggle with the integration of the biological and psychodynamic approach.

  7. Plato, Freud and Marx on Human Nature: A Comparative Analysis ...

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    This paper examines the conceptions of human nature by Plato, Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx, with a view to revealing and explaining the convergence and divergence between these conceptions. It shows that agreement or disagreement on the distinguishing characteristics of human individuals can be situated on ...

  8. Freud uitgeven

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    Greven, Elisabeth


    This dissertation centres on the books by Freud that have been published in Dutch during the twentieth century. It is to a great extent due to his books that Freud has established his name in The Netherlands in cultural, social and scientific respects. Through the publishers activities insight is

  9. Images of Freud in Popular Culture and Fiction

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    Sørensen, Bent

    in popular culture, where Sigmund has long had iconic status, both in terms of his own physical likeness and in terms of stereotyped versions of his main ideas. To complement this analysis I shall contrast the popular image of Freud with the use of him in recent fiction by E.L. Doctorow and John Irving.......Historiographic metafiction and postmodern pastiche, both defined by critic Linda Hutcheon as subversive literary and cultural strategies, have put Freud to work both as a clown and a stern cultural critic. My paper will first take a lighthearted look at some of the humorous images we find of Freud...

  10. « La psychologie est une arme à double tranchant » : Sigmund Freud et l’expertise judiciaire « Psychology is a Two-Edged Sword »: Freud and Court-Ordered Expertise

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    Brigitte Galtier


    Full Text Available Analyse de deux brefs textes critiques de Freud, écrits à la demande de juristes : « La psychanalyse et l’établissement des faits par voie diagnostique » (1906 et « L’expertise de la Faculté au procès Halsmann » (1931 nous instruisent d’une dérive de la Justice dans son recours à l’expertise psychiatrique (voire psychanalytique : le diagnostic ne sert plus à mesurer, une fois la culpabilité établie, le degré de responsabilité mais à étayer une accusation sans preuve.Analysis of two short texts by Freud, written at the request of a lawyer – “Psycho-Analysis and the Establishment of the Facts in Legal Proceedings” (1906 and “Faculty’s report in Halsmann’s trial” (1931 – is instructive with respect to the place of experts (psychiatrist or even psychoanalyst in relation to shifts in the concept of Justice: once culpability has been established, diagnosis is no longer used to assess the degree of responsibility, but to support a verdict of “not proven.”  

  11. Freuds kvindelige bipersoner

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    Lund, Jacob


    Anm. af Groce Smilevski: "Freuds søster" og Karen Mack og Jennifer Kaufman: "Freuds elskerinde"......Anm. af Groce Smilevski: "Freuds søster" og Karen Mack og Jennifer Kaufman: "Freuds elskerinde"...

  12. Pierre Janet, Sigmund Freud and Charcot's psychological and psychiatric legacy. (United States)

    Pérez-Rincón, Héctor


    A key moment in the history of psychiatry occurred during Charcot's time at La Salpêtriere. Though his studies on hysteria and hypnotism, the founder of neurology inspired the work of two of his alumni: a Viennese Nervenartz and a French philosopher interested in the dissociation of personality. Even though neither of them was originally an alienist, their respective work allowed the field of neurosis--then belonging to internal medicine--to pass to psychiatry. The parallel lives of these frères enemis, both of whom were treated differently by fame, developed inside a very complex cultural and scientific milieu. Therefore, it is necessary to consider them together with other physicians, some of whom are much less well-known nowadays, who one way or another carried Charcot's influence into psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy. The fates of the Dioscuri have been reversed--the fame and success of Freudian psychoanalysis ran parallel to Janet's oblivion and his long 'purgatory', but now the 'renaissance' of his work coincides with the decline of psychoanalysis as a theoretical explanation for mental pathology. Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  13. Freud's Therapeutic Mistake with Jung's Disclosure of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Narrative Lessons in the Do's and Don'ts of Validation. (United States)

    Gasker, Janice


    Examines the life narratives of over 25 "victims" and "survivors" of sexual victimization, including that of Carl Jung, as revealed in his letters to Sigmund Freud. Looks at the devastating results of Freud's invalidating response. Discusses categories of successful therapeutic validation. (SR)

  14. Beyond Freud in psychoanalytic psychology of religion? On the discussion of religion as projection

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    Belzen, J.A.


    In 1907, Sigmund Freud initiated the psychoanalytic psychology of religion, until the present day the most important contributor to the psychology of religion literature in general, and the branch of psychological critique of religion best known outside of psychology circles (having drawn attention

  15. When Allport Met Freud: Using Anecdotes in the Teaching of Psychology. (United States)

    Kaufman, James C.; Bristol, Adam S.


    Proposes using anecdotes in introductory psychology courses to teach key points, principles, and people. Offers theoretical and empirical support for anecdotes as teaching tools. Believes that anecdotes, such as when Gordon Allport met Sigmund Freud, provide an enjoyable experience and enable students to better remember information. (CMK)

  16. Freud, Weber, Durkheim: A Philosophical Foundation for Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. (United States)

    LeFevre, Karen B.; Larkin, T. J.


    Proposes a continuum of lines of inquiry applicable to many of the human sciences. Illustrates the continuum by discussing the approaches of Sigmund Freud, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim. Suggests uses of the continuum as an aid to invention and as a method of analysis. (RAE)

  17. The Oedipal Complex and Child Sexual Abuse Research: A Re-examination of Freud's Hypothesis. (United States)

    Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A.

    In 1896, Sigmund Freud stated that early childhood seduction caused hysteria in his female patients. He later recanted his original finding and claimed that the reports of abuse he heard from his patients were not descriptions of real events, but his patients' expressions of unconscious childhood wishes. The theory of the Oedipal complex gave…

  18. Kinesthetic Ventures Informed by the Work of F. M. Alexander, Stanislavski, Peirce, and Freud. (United States)

    Bouchard, Ed; Wright, Ben; Protzel, Michael, Ed.

    This book is about education harvested from self-observation. F. Matthias Alexander (1869-1955) studied the experience of self formation, working with motor habits. His method is used in performing arts training to enhance bodily and vocal expression. Like Alexander, Konstantine Stanislavski (1863-1938) and Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) studied human…

  19. Another Woman Gets Robbed? What Jung, Freud, Piaget, and Vygotsky Took from Sabina Spielrein (United States)

    Aldridge, Jerry


    Certainly not as many who have heard the names of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky, have heard of Sabina Spielrein. While Spielrein had numerous face-to-face encounters, some personal and some professional, with all four men, and the accounting of her life and the interactions she had with them has been the content of…

  20. Between the quills: Schopenhauer and Freud on sadism and masochism. (United States)

    Grimwade, Robert


    It is a matter of common knowledge that Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) shared a common worldview. Everyone familiar with the works of these two thinkers should recognize their general philosophical affinities. Both men were pessimistic about the power of human reason and attributed human behavior to powerful unconscious forces and, as a result, both were deeply skeptical about the future of human society. Drawing from previous literature, this essay compares the philosophical theory of Schopenhauer with the psychoanalytic theory of Freud. We find that, while Schopenhauer and Freud share a common philosophical orientation and diagnosed the same fundamental problems with life in civilization, they proposed some ostensibly similar, yet ultimately very different solutions. Focusing on each thinker's respective notion of sadism and masochism, this paper tries to understand and come to terms with the dimensions of this radical pessimism. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  1. Freud, Maslow og Motivation


    Nyhus, Allan; Glarøe, Ditte; SteenBrand, Kim; Møller, Maria; Drumm, Kristian; Hørbo, Mie


    Hvorledes er det muligt at motivere medarbejdere ud fra et Freud/Maslow perspektiv? Teoretisk projekt uden inddragelse af empiri. Hvorledes er det muligt at motivere medarbejdere ud fra et Freud/Maslow perspektiv? Teoretisk projekt uden inddragelse af empiri.

  2. Psychoanalysis and the brain - why did freud abandon neuroscience? (United States)

    Northoff, Georg


    Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was initially a neuroscientist but abandoned neuroscience completely after he made a last attempt to link both in his writing, "Project of a Scientific Psychology," in 1895. The reasons for his subsequent disregard of the brain remain unclear though. I here argue that one central reason may be that the approach to the brain during his time was simply not appealing to Freud. More specifically, Freud was interested in revealing the psychological predispositions of psychodynamic processes. However, he was not so much focused on the actual psychological functions themselves which though were the prime focus of the neuroscience at his time and also in current Cognitive Neuroscience. Instead, he probably would have been more interested in the brain's resting state and its constitution of a spatiotemporal structure. I here assume that the resting state activity constitutes a statistically based virtual structure extending and linking the different discrete points in time and space within the brain. That in turn may serve as template, schemata, or grid for all subsequent neural processing during stimulus-induced activity. As such the resting state' spatiotemporal structure may serve as the neural predisposition of what Freud described as "psychological structure." Hence, Freud and also current neuropsychoanalysis may want to focus more on neural predispositions, the necessary non-sufficient conditions, rather than the neural correlates, i.e., sufficient, conditions of psychodynamic processes.

  3. Psychoanalysis and the Brain - Why did Freud abandon Neuroscience

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    Georg eNorthoff


    Full Text Available Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was initially a neuroscientist but abandoned neuroscience completely after he made a last attempt to link both in his writing, ‘Project of a Scientific Psychology’, in 1895. The reasons for his subsequent disregard of the brain remain unclear though. I here argue that one central reason may be that the approach to the brain during his time was simply not appealing to Freud. More specifically, Freud was interested in revealing the psychological predispositions of psychodynamic processes. However, he was not so much focused on the actual psychological functions themselves which though were the prime focus of the neuroscience at his time and also in current Cognitive Neuroscience. Instead, he probably would have been more interested in the brain’s resting state and its constitution of spatiotemporal structures which may be regarded as the neural predisposition of what Freud described as ‘psychological structure‘. Hence, Freud and also current neuropsychoanalysis may want to focus more on neural predispositions, the necessary non-sufficient conditions, rather than the neural correlates, i.e., sufficient, conditions of psychodynamic processes.

  4. Psychoanalysis and the Brain – Why Did Freud Abandon Neuroscience? (United States)

    Northoff, Georg


    Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was initially a neuroscientist but abandoned neuroscience completely after he made a last attempt to link both in his writing, “Project of a Scientific Psychology,” in 1895. The reasons for his subsequent disregard of the brain remain unclear though. I here argue that one central reason may be that the approach to the brain during his time was simply not appealing to Freud. More specifically, Freud was interested in revealing the psychological predispositions of psychodynamic processes. However, he was not so much focused on the actual psychological functions themselves which though were the prime focus of the neuroscience at his time and also in current Cognitive Neuroscience. Instead, he probably would have been more interested in the brain’s resting state and its constitution of a spatiotemporal structure. I here assume that the resting state activity constitutes a statistically based virtual structure extending and linking the different discrete points in time and space within the brain. That in turn may serve as template, schemata, or grid for all subsequent neural processing during stimulus-induced activity. As such the resting state’ spatiotemporal structure may serve as the neural predisposition of what Freud described as “psychological structure.” Hence, Freud and also current neuropsychoanalysis may want to focus more on neural predispositions, the necessary non-sufficient conditions, rather than the neural correlates, i.e., sufficient, conditions of psychodynamic processes. PMID:22485098

  5. "Freud for all:" psychoanalysis and mass culture in Chile, 1920-1950. (United States)

    Ruperthuz Honorato, Mariano


    This article deals with the circulation and early spread of Freudianism in mass culture in Chilean society at the turn of the twentieth century. It documents the first references to Sigmund Freud in the Chilean media, the announcement of Freudian-style self-help classes, the appearance of psychoanalysts as characters in some fantasy novels, and the open lectures on psychoanalysis given by the first juvenile court judge in Santiago, the lawyer Samuel Gajardo Contreras. It explores the expectations projected onto Freudianism by the Chilean elite, and how Freud's theories contributed to a rethinking of childhood, the family and emotional life in Chile from 1920-1950.

  6. When Freud headed for the East: aspects of a Chinese translation of his works. (United States)

    Plaenkers, Tomas


    Working on the basis of a resumé of the Chinese translations to date of individual works by Sigmund Freud and critiques of these as secondary translations from the English, the particular difficulties of translating into a non-Indo-European language with an isolating and analytical writing system are presented. By way of introduction, reference is made to English and French-language contributions to the issues of translation. Copyright © 2013 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  7. "Antik? Oh, nee.": Antigone und die Folgen: Sophokles, Hegel, Freud, Butler


    Frei Gerlach, Franziska


    Based on a comprehensive cultural-history approach, this essay argues that the selection of Oedipus as the basic model for psychoanalytical theory represents a negation of Antigone, the relevant sibling relation, and the horizontally structured family model. This negation will also be identified in Sigmund Freud's punch line "Antik? Oh, nee.” Taking Sophocles's play as a point of reference, this article reviews different interpretations of Antigone around 1800, 1900, and 2000. They are given ...

  8. Paediatrics and psychoanalysis--Miss Anna Freud. (United States)


    Miss Anna Freud died during the winter at the age of 86. She had been a pioneer in the understanding of children through psychoanalysis and a great champion of the rights of children. Her life began in Vienna as the youngest child of Sigmund Freud, and her early work with children was in Austria. In 1938, because of the Nazi régime and even though she was nursing her father during his terminal illness, she had to escape with him to London. Her work with homeless children and with those in residential nurseries in London during the second world war is well known, as is her work on child development and psychopathology in the postwar years. But one less well known aspect of her life that was of immense importance to a few fortunate British paediatricians was the 'paediatric group' that she ran for over a quarter of a century and which Dr Christine Cooper recalled at the memorial meeting in London earlier this year. PMID:6344806

  9. On 'the fear of death' as the primary anxiety: how and why Klein differs from Freud. (United States)

    Blass, Rachel B


    It is well known that Melanie Klein held the view that 'fear of death' is the primary source of anxiety and that her position is explicitly opposed to that of Sigmund Freud, who maintained that that fear cannot in any way or form be a source of anxiety. In a previous article on Freud's Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety (Blass, 2013), the author argued that, counter to what is commonly portrayed in the literature, Freud's considerations for rejecting the fear of death as a source of anxiety were based on relational and experiential factors that are usually associated with Kleinian psychoanalysis. In light of this affinity of Freud with Klein a question arises as to the actual source of their differences in this context. The present paper offers an answer to this question. The author first presents some of her earlier findings on what led Freud to reject the fear of death as a source of anxiety and then turns to investigate Klein's considerations for accepting it. This takes us beyond her explicit statements on this matter and sheds new light on the relationship of her views regarding death and anxiety and those of Freud. In turn this deepens the understanding of the relationship of Freud and Klein's conceptualizations of the psyche and its internal object relations, pointing to both surprising common ground and foundational differences. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  10. The Bonn Astro/Geo Correlator (United States)

    Bernhart, Simone; Alef, Walter; Bertarini, Alessandra; La Porta, Laura; Muskens, Arno; Rottmann, Helge; Roy, Alan


    The Bonn Distributed FX (DiFX) correlator is a software correlator operated jointly by the Max- Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (MPIfR), the Institut fur Geodasie und Geoinformation der Universitat Bonn (IGG), and the Bundesamt fur Kartographie und Geodasie (BKG) in Frankfurt.

  11. Freud e a fisiologia

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    Erasmo Garcia Mendes


    Full Text Available A experiência de Freud no início de sua carreira em Viena, no campo da ciência empírica, é revista e admitida como ainda relevante nos anos em que a psicanálise foi desenvolvida. Freud foi sucessivamente zoólogo (com Claus, fisiologista (com Brücke e psicólogo (com Meynert antes de criar a psicanálise. Por isso, teria pressentido que o avanço das neurociências e da terapia por drogas poderia conflitar com a sua terapia pela fala. A compatibilidade entre a psicanálise e as neurociências, tal como defendida por Mezan, é reconhecida em termos dos objetivos específicos de cada uma. Exemplos do empenho em explicar mecanicamente a mente são evocados, bem como a recente revalorização da concepção do inconsciente cognitivo. A posição de Freud com relação à filosofia é brevemente abordada, com menção de sua visão quanto ao positivismo. Frustrações de Freud - as chances perdidas de conceber o neurônio e de indicar o uso da cocaina - são recordadas. Em que pese a teorização implicada na psico-análise, Freud teria se mantido residualmente um cientista natural, como se proclamou um dia.Freud's experience in the field of empirical science, at the beginning of his carrer in Vienna, is reviewed and admitted as still relevant in the years in which psychoanalysis was developped. Freud was successively zoologist (with Claus, physiologist (with Brücke and psychologist (with Meynert before creating his talk therapy. This would have enabled him to forecast that the advances in neurosciences and drug therapy might conflict with psychoanalysis. The compatibility between neurosciences and psychoanalysis, as defended by Mezan, is emphasized, in terms of each having its own purpose. Exemples of efforts to explain mechanistically the mind are evoked, as well as the recent revival of the concept of cognitive unconscious. Freud's position in relation to philosophy is briefly approached, as well as his view towards positivism. His

  12. Conversations between self and self as Sigmund Freud—A virtual body ownership paradigm for self counselling (United States)

    Osimo, Sofia Adelaide; Pizarro, Rodrigo; Spanlang, Bernhard; Slater, Mel


    When people see a life-sized virtual body (VB) from first person perspective in virtual reality they are likely to have the perceptual illusion that it is their body. Additionally such virtual embodiment can lead to changes in perception, implicit attitudes and behaviour based on attributes of the VB. To date the changes that have been studied are as a result of being embodied in a body representative of particular social groups (e.g., children and other race). In our experiment participants alternately switched between a VB closely resembling themselves where they described a personal problem, and a VB representing Dr Sigmund Freud, from which they offered themselves counselling. Here we show that when the counsellor resembles Freud participants improve their mood, compared to the counsellor being a self-representation. The improvement was greater when the Freud VB moved synchronously with the participant, compared to asynchronously. Synchronous VB movement was associated with a much stronger illusion of ownership over the Freud body. This suggests that this form of embodied perspective taking can lead to sufficient detachment from habitual ways of thinking about personal problems, so as to improve the outcome, and demonstrates the power of virtual body ownership to effect cognitive changes. PMID:26354311

  13. Freud's "On Narcissism: An Introduction" (United States)

    Crockatt, Philip


    The author reviews Freud's (1914) seminal paper "On narcissism: an introduction". Freud's paper is briefly set in the historical context of the evolution of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theories, and Freud's metapsychology up to the publication of his Narcissism paper is outlined. A detailed and comprehensive description of the content of the…

  14. Freud: um epidemiologista?

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    Luís David Castiel


    Full Text Available Apresenta-se uma abordagem do raciocínio causal de Freud para as origens da histeria. Para isto, utilizam-se alguns cânones do "Sistema de Lógica" de John Stuart Mill. Percebe-se que, mesmo sem evidências empíricas, a formulação freudiana pode ser incluída dentro da lógica de Mill para a elaboração de hipóteses causais na pesquisa epidemiológica.An approach to Freud's causal thinking concerning the origins of hysteria is presented. It is used John Stuart Mill's canons from his "Sistem of Logic". Even without empirical evidence, Freud' s thinking can be regarded through Mill's logic to devise causal hypotheses in epidemiologic research.

  15. Freuds divan vender tilbage

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    Staunæs, Dorthe; Juelskjær, Malou; Ratner, Helene Gad


    Det affektive set up, der fulgte med Freuds divan, er i dag eksporteret ind i arbejdsrelationer, og den terapeutiske relation kan nu genfindes som en ledelsesrelation. Hvordan medproducerer en komfortteknologi som en sofa affektiv ledelse? Hvordan rekonstrueres 'de/t der skal ledes', og hvilke...


    Kenny, Robert


    Sigmund Freud's and C. G. Jung's turn to evolutionist anthropological material after 1909 is usually seen as a logical progression of their long-term interest in such material. It is also seen that they used this material ignorant of the significant challenges to the evolutionist paradigm underpinning such material, in particular the challenges led by Franz Boas. This paper argues otherwise: that both psychologists' turnings to such material was a new development, that neither had shown great interest in such material before 1909, and that their turnings to such material, far from being taken in ignorance of the challenges to evolutionist anthropology, were engagements with those challenges, because the evolutionist paradigm lay at the base of psychoanalysis. It argues that it is no coincidence that this engagement occurred after their return from America in 1909, where they had come into first-hand contact with the challenges of Franz Boas.

  17. Freud, Jung and Boas: the psychoanalytic engagement with anthropology revisited (United States)

    Kenny, Robert


    Sigmund Freud's and C. G. Jung's turn to evolutionist anthropological material after 1909 is usually seen as a logical progression of their long-term interest in such material. It is also seen that they used this material ignorant of the significant challenges to the evolutionist paradigm underpinning such material, in particular the challenges led by Franz Boas. This paper argues otherwise: that both psychologists' turnings to such material was a new development, that neither had shown great interest in such material before 1909, and that their turnings to such material, far from being taken in ignorance of the challenges to evolutionist anthropology, were engagements with those challenges, because the evolutionist paradigm lay at the base of psychoanalysis. It argues that it is no coincidence that this engagement occurred after their return from America in 1909, where they had come into first-hand contact with the challenges of Franz Boas. PMID:26665301

  18. Experimental investigation of photoreactions in Bonn

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    Anton, G.


    In this paper the investigation of nuclear photoreactions in Bonn is reviewed. At the new stretcher ring ELSA considerable experimental improvements are possible with an energy tagged photon beam in conjunction with a large acceptance hadron detector. The future program and the new experimental facilities are described

  19. Phantasm of Freud: Nandor Fodor and the psychoanalytic approach to the supernatural in interwar Britain. (United States)

    Timms, Joanna


    The paper examines the appearance of "psychoanalytic psychical research" in interwar Britain, notably in the work of Nandor Fodor, Harry Price and others, including R. W. Pickford and Sylvia Payne. The varying responses of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jones to the area of research are discussed. These researches are placed in the context of the increasingly widespread use of psychoanalytic and psychological interpretations of psychical events in the period, which in turn reflects the penetration of psychoanalysis into popular culture. The saturation of psychical research activity with gender and sexuality and the general fascination with, and embarrassment about, psychical activity is explored.

  20. De Kant a Freud: a sociabilidade insociável da humanidade

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    Josiane Magalhães


    Full Text Available Este texto tem como proposta demonstrar a proximidade dos pressupostos kantianos e freudianos no que se refere à argumentação sobre a necessidade de associação dos seres humanos contrapostos a uma insociabilidade inerente à natureza humana. O ponto de partida para as reflexões que se seguem tratam especificamente de uma análise do texto "Idéia de uma história universal de um ponto de vista cosmopolita" de Imanuel Kant e "O mal-estar na civilização" de Sigmund Freud.

  1. Photonuclear physics at the Bonn synchrotrons. Present status and future plans at the Bonn synchrotron

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    Mecking, B.A.


    The activities in the field of photonuclear physics at the Bonn 500 MeV and 2.5 GeV synchrotrons are reviewed. The experiments concentrate on photodisintegration and pion-photoproduction reactions on light nuclei. (orig.)

  2. Filogenia y herencia arcaica en la obra de Freud: La búsqueda de la etiologia y la pasión por lo real

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    Silvana Vetö Honorato

    Full Text Available La obra teórica de Sigmund Freud contiene múltiples referencias al tópico de la herencia arcaica y la filogenia. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar ese aspecto de su obra, con el cometido de señalar las limitaciones de las interpretaciones más frecuentes, que tienden a ver allí un impacto del darwinismo en Freud o de simplemente negar su relevancia. Intentaremos mostrar que el recurso a la filogenia respondió enteramente a un interrogante clínico por la etiología de las neurosis.

  3. Freud with Charcot: Freud's discovery and the question of diagnosis. (United States)

    Lepoutre, Thomas; Villa, François


    Although Charcot's seminal role in influencing Freud is widely stated, although Freud's trip to Paris to study with Charcot is well recognized as pivotal in his shift from neurological to psychopathological work, a key fact of the Freudian heuristic remains largely underestimated: namely, that Freud's psychopathological breakthrough, which gave birth to psychoanalysis, cannot be separated from his 'diagnostic preoccupation', which is a crucial and at times the first organizing principle of his earliest writings. The purpose of this article is therefore to reopen the question of diagnosis by following its development along the path leading from Charcot to Freud. The authors demonstrate that Freud's careful attention to diagnostic distinctions follows strictly in the direction of Charcot's 'nosological method'. More importantly, the article intends to identify the precise way in which his ideas operate in Freud's own work, in order to understand how Freud reinvests them to forge his own nosological system. If the authors trace the destiny of Charcot's lessons as they reach Freud's hands, it is the importance granted to mixed neuroses in Freud's psychopathology that allows them to pinpoint the role played by the diagnostic process in the rationality of psychoanalysis. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  4. Freud's metapsychological speculations. (United States)

    Fulgencio, Leopoldo


    In this paper, the author seeks to analyse the nature and function of metapsychological theory in Freudian psychoanalysis. He shows that Freudian psychoanalytic theory is composed of an empirical part--the psychology of clinical facts--and a speculative part--metapsychology. Freud considers this latter part as being a speculative superstructure of value that is only heuristic, capable of being supplanted by other superstructures of the same type. The author sustains the idea that this metapsychology is the fruit of speculative method, whose foundations were elaborated by philosophers and epistemologists before Freud, including Immanuel Kant and Ernst Mach. He concludes with considerations regarding the future of metapsychological theorisation, presenting criticisms of Freudian metapsychology offered by both philosophers and psychoanalysts, and pointing to the perspective opened by Donald W. Winnicott of a psychoanalysis without metapsychology.

  5. Freuds divan @ vender tilbage

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    Staunæs, Dorthe; Juelskjær, Malou

    . Konkret vises der, hvordan sofaers, lænestoles og Fat-boys® intra-aktion med forskellige subjekter og psy-ledelsesformer producerer stemning og følelser af samhørighed og loyalitet, men også foragt og mistro, der så igen skal ledes på. Det diskuteres om, og på hvilke måder Freuds divan, hvis formål det...... var - gennem en særlig intra-aktion med kroppen -  at skabe associationer, refleksioner og emotioner i et privat indelukke, er blevet generaliseret ud i andre møbler i mindre private rum, og endeligt diskuteres det om, og på hvilke måder den tilbagevendte Freuds divan® i dag eksporteres ind i andre...

  6. Nietzsche y Freud ante el problema de la verdad

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    Leandro Drivet


    Full Text Available Este trabajo se propone reflexionar acerca del problema de la verdad en las obras de Friedrich Nietzsche y Sigmund Freud, a las que se considera estrechamente vinculadas. Esta perspectiva permitirá identificar el carácter específico de la “verdad”, cuyos vestigios detectaron ambos “psicólogos” transvaloradores; apreciar la doble valoración nietzscheana de la verdad, usualmente reducida a un rechazo unilateral; y repensar la pretensión de cientificidad del psicoanálisis, actualmente despreciada en nombre de una sospechosa reivindicación anticientífica. Se concluye con el postulado de que Nietzsche y Freud conciben a la verdad como una lucha contra las resistencias, lo que les conduce a fundar una nueva escucha.

  7. Sigmund Freud ja psühhoanalüütiline naljauurimine


    Astrid Tuisk


    In psychological observations of jokes, it is not so much the text of the joke than the function and place it has in the person reading, telling, or listening to the joke that interest is taken in. The influence of the joke on him and what touches that individual is dealt with. In the psychoanalytical approach, jokes are viewed as an expression of the subconscious. This approach explains jokes from the viewpoint of the human soul. In his work Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewußten (Jokes...

  8. Freud: um epidemiologista?

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    Luís David Castiel


    Full Text Available Apresenta-se uma abordagem do raciocínio causal de Freud para as origens da histeria. Para isto, utilizam-se alguns cânones do "Sistema de Lógica" de John Stuart Mill. Percebe-se que, mesmo sem evidências empíricas, a formulação freudiana pode ser incluída dentro da lógica de Mill para a elaboração de hipóteses causais na pesquisa epidemiológica.

  9. Freud: darkness and vision. (United States)

    Breger, Louis


    Freud's creation of psychoanalysis is the starting place for a great many forms of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy, despite the fact that his work is very much a mixture of brilliant insights and misconceptions. Here, I will attempt to describe both the valuable contributions and the wrong turns, and to show how both can be understood in terms of the traumas he suffered as a child, as well as his particular adaptations to them. A review of his treatment of a number of patients will illustrate this discussion.

  10. The evolution of psychoanalytic thought: a brief view through the lens of Western art and history: Freud and beyond. (United States)

    Stavovy, Tania


    The aim of this paper is to explore the diversity and progress in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy post-Sigmund Freud from the perspective of Western art. Since 1900 the shift from one-person psychology to the more contemporary two-person psychology is reflected in the creativity of artists, particularly in their depiction of the mother-infant relationship. An alternative perspective in understanding the evolution of Man's nature can be drawn from a discourse between art, history and psychoanalytic thought. Using art as evidence that reflects concurrent changes in psychoanalytic thought is a stimulating way to engage trainee psychiatrists and psychiatrists in their exploration of human nature.


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    Full Text Available The research theme is the question of the authenticity of human behavior examined from two perspectives: the psychoanalytical one, developed by Sigmund Freud, and the one of philosophy of being embodied by Martin Heidegger. As concerns the Freudian psychoanalysis, I am primarily interested in the conflict among: self, ego, and superego. Because of the requisitions of the supergo, the subject mostly behaves according to the censorships imposed by this psychic instance. The self, dominated by sexuality and aggressiveness, exhibits the pulsional tendency to manifest itself in the conscious behavior of the individual. As regards the Heideggerian endeavor, I am interested in distinguishing between the authentic and non-authentic existences. In Heidegger’s vision, the nonauthentic existence manifests when we are living together with the others in society. This is the horizon of the impersonal “as it is done”, the Heideggerian das Man, which may be understood by the three dimensions: curiosity, ambiguity, and chatter. The authentic existence manifests when the individuals live on their own, in privacy, and acknowledge the fact that their existence develops over a strictly determined time period, the imminent confrontation with their own death coming closer and closer.

  12. Gradiva: freud, fetishism, and Pompeian Fantasy. (United States)

    Fletcher, John


    This paper is a critical reconsideration of Freud's analysis (1907) of Wilhelm Jensen's novella Gradiva: A Pompeian Fantasy (1903). Freud's interest was aroused by the parallels between Jensen's presentation of dreams and Freud's model of dream formation just published in The Interpretation of Dreams (1900). Freud also acclaims Jensen's presentation of the formation and "cure" of his protagonist's delusion about a marble bas-relief of a woman walking. This paper argues for the centrality of the phenomenon of fetishism, briefly considered but excluded from Freud's analysis. The fantasy of Gradiva as "the necessary conditions for loving" (Freud 1910, pp. 165-166) is also a key thesis of the essay, which makes use of the newly translated Freud-Jensen correspondence contained in this article's Appendix. © 2013 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  13. Present status and future plans at the Bonn synchrotron

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    Mecking, B.A.


    The electron stretcher ring ELSA presently under construction in Bonn and the associated experimental equipment are described. The ring will deliver electron and photon beams with close to 100% duty cycle for experiments in elementary particle and photonuclear physics. (author)

  14. Soaring on the wings of the wind: Freud, Jews and Judaism. (United States)

    Kaplan, Robert


    This paper looks at Freud's Jewish identity in the context of the Jewish experience in Eastern and Central Europe after 1800, using his family history and significant figures in his life as illustration. Sigmund Freud's life as a Jew is deeply paradoxical, if not enigmatic. He mixed almost exclusively with Jews while living all his life in an anti-Semitic environment. Yet he eschewed Jewish ritual, referred to himself as a godless Jew and sought to make his movement acceptable to gentiles. At the end of his life, dismayed by the rising forces of nationalism, he accepted that he was in his heart a Jew "in spite of all efforts to be unprejudiced and impartial". The 18th century Haskalla (Jewish Enlightenment) was a form of rebellion against conformity and a means of escape from shtetl life. In this intense, entirely inward means of intellectual escape and revolt against authority, strongly tinged with sexual morality, we see the same tensions that were to manifest in the publication by a middle-aged Viennese neurologist of a truly revolutionary book to herald the new 20th century: The Interpretation of Dreams. Freud's life and work needs to be understood in the context of fin-de-siecle Vienna. Mitteleuropa, the cultural renaissance of Central Europe, resulted from the emancipation and urbanization of the burgeoning Jewish middle class, who adopted to the cosmopolitan environment more successfully than any other group. In this there is an extreme paradox: the Jewish success in Vienna was a tragedy of success. Freud, despite a deliberate attempt to play down his Jewish origins to deflect anti-Semitic attacks, is the most representative Jew of his time and his thinking and work represents the finest manifestation of the Litvak mentality.

  15. Freud on play, games, and sports fanaticism. (United States)

    Holowchak, M Andrew


    Much has been written in the secondary literature on Freud's aggression-release perspective vis-à-vis competitive sports. Very little has been written, however, on Freud's own explicit contribution to play, games, and sport. That is likely the result of Freud's reluctance to take up them--especially from the gamesman's and sportsman's points of view. One can, however, tease out the development of Freud's thoughts on games, play, and sport through a careful examination of his corpus over time. In doing so, one finds an early view of play and games, where the drives behind those activities are self- and other-preservative, and a later view, where Freud introduces his death drive. The article ends with some notions on what Freud might have said on the fanaticism that accompanies competitive sport, had he expressly taken up the issue.

  16. Determinismo versus Libertad en Freud

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    José A. Guerrero Del Amo


    Full Text Available La pretensión de este trabajo es cuestionar la interpretación más generalizada de Freud,que le atribuye un determinismo estricto. La tesis que vamos a sostener es que, aunque Freud admite un determinismo general de carácter metodológico, opuesto a arbitrariedad, que haga posible la comprensión y explicación del psiquismo, el determinismo estricto que defiende lo reduce a los nivelesinconscientes de la personalidad, de manera que no negaría un cierto grado de libertad en el ser humano.Esta libertad se concretaría en un cierto poder de la voluntad consciente y del yo para elegir, pormedio de la reflexión, en función de sus aspiraciones. Su posición, por tanto, sería una forma de compatibilismo.

  17. Melancholy Philosophy: Freud and Benjamin

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    Ilit FERBER


    Full Text Available In his 1917 essay “Mourning and Melancholy”, Freud recognizes two mutually exclusive responses to loss — mourning [Trauer] and melancholia [Melancholie]. This sharp distinction between the two responses has long since become almost synonymous with the understanding of a normal versus a pathological reaction to loss, and the clear demarcation between them. At the outset of Freud’s article the two responses would seem closely related, but the question of the acceptance and acknowledgement of th...

  18. Q & A with Ed Tech Leaders: Interview with Sigmund Tobias (United States)

    Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M.


    Sigmund Tobias came to the United States in 1948, after his family had fled to China from the Holocaust in Europe. His Memoir ("Strange Haven: A Jewish Childhood in Wartime Shanghai") describes that part of his life. He settled in New York, where he completed his B.A. and M.S. in School Psychology from the City College of New York, and a…

  19. Freud, Adler, Jung: From Womb to Tomb. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    This paper briefly introduces outlines of psychoanalysis (Freud), individual psychology (Adler), and analytical psychology (Jung). Freud focused on problems of adults as they related to childhood; Adler on problems of adults as they related to adulthood; and Jung on problems of adults as they related to middle and later years. Jungian analytical…

  20. We're Assigning the Wrong Freud (United States)

    Shusterman, Noah


    In this article, the author, a lecturer in Temple University's intellectual-heritage program, explains why colleges are teaching undergraduates the wrong Freud. Though the book "Civilization and Its Discontents" (1930), which most professors use, is Freud's most consistent and most convincing attempt to apply psychoanalytic theory to society as a…

  1. La teoria letteraria di Freud

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    Raffaele Pinto


    Full Text Available From the moment in which the neurotic symptom appears as an imaginary disguise for the psychic trauma, literature becomes for Freud the ideal object of analysis in order to rebuild the experiences of the unconscious mind. Since both are regulated by the imaginative function of the mind, symptom and literature alike, can be described as symbolic and discursive constructs of the instinctual drive (pulsional, but with one essential difference: the symptom (and the dream, the lapsus, the witz is, above all, an expression of the individual unconscious, while literature expresses the social unconscious; the door between one dimension and the other being in a state of constant fluidity.

  2. Sigmund Freud: para uma educação além da pedagogia/Sigmund Freud: para una educación más allá del pedagogia

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    Leandro de Lajonquière


    Full Text Available O texto aborda diferentes aspectos da reflexão freudiana em matéria educativa: a diferença entre psicanálise com crianças e a educação, a inviabilidade da profilaxia das neuroses, a educação para a realidade e, finalmente, a possibilidade de se endereçar a palavra às crianças além de toda normativa pedagógica. El texto trata diferentes aspectos de la reflexión freudiana sobre la educación: la diferencia entre psicoanálisis con niños y la educación, la inviabilidad de la psicoprofilaxis, la educación para la realidad y, por último, a posibilidad de hablarle a los niños más allá de toda normativa pedagógica.

  3. Computed tomography of surface related radionuclide distributions ('BONN'-tomography)

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    Bockisch, A.; Koenig, R.


    A method called the 'BONN' tomography is described to produce planar projections of circular activity distributions using standard single photon emission computed tomography. The clinical value of the method is demonstrated for bone scans of the jaw, thorax, and pelvis. Numerical or projection-related problems are discussed. (orig.) [de

  4. Excited baryon program at the Bonn electron stretcher accelerator ELSA

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    Menze, D.


    The Bonn electron stretcher accelerator ELSA is the first of a new generation of continuous beam machines in the GeV region. It is qualified for experiments with tagged photons and with polarized electrons on polarized nucleons to investigate the electromagnetic properties of excited baryon resonances

  5. SWIMS, Sigmund and Winterbon Multiple Scattering of Ion Beams

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    Eyeberger, L.


    1 - Description of program or function - SWIMS calculates the angular dispersion of ion beams that undergo small-angle, incoherent multiple scattering by gaseous or solid media. 2 - Method of solution - SWIMS uses the tabulated angular distributions of Sigmund and Winterbon for a Thomas-Fermi screened Coulomb potential. The fraction of the incident beam scattered into a cone defined by the polar angle is computed as a function of that angle for a reduced thickness over the rang of 0.01 to 10

  6. Some utilitarian influences in Freud's early writings. (United States)

    Govrin, Aner


    The author argues that (1) the utilitarian ideas of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill were an important source for Freud's early metapsychology and (2) the two theories are radically different in many aspects. The facts that link Freud with the British utilitarian school are described in the first part. These include Freud's translation of three of Mill's essays, a course Freud took on utilitarianism as a student and a book written by Mill which Freud cited and held in his library. By stripping Freud's language of its biological connotations the author claims in the second part that utilitarianism ideas are ubiquitous in Freud's early thought especially in his "pleasure principle" and in the hedonistic side of the human psyche. The third part describes how Freudian theory breaks with utilitarianism along three lines: the quality of pleasure, conflict and irrationality. These breaks are demonstrated through concepts such as the quantity-quality dilemma, constancy principle, repression, conflict and hallucination. Although there is a strong basic philosophical affinity (certainly with regard to human motivation) between Freudian thought and utilitarianism the theories should not be compared on the same level.

  7. Micenas na Viena fin-de-siècle: Nietzsche, Freud, Hofmannsthal e o eterno retorno do mito

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    Leonardo Munk


    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo investigar a correlação de pensamento entre três importantes nomes da segunda metade do século XIX - Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud e Hugo von Hofmannsthal - que se debruçaram sobre as crises da identidade masculina frente ao retorno do matriarcado. Tendo a Viena fin-de-siècle como cenário, o feminino é apresentado aqui por intermédio de Electra, que no texto homônimo de Hofmannsthal representa não só o fortalecimento como a própria destruição da mulher.

  8. From Kyoto to Bonn: implications and opportunities for renewable energy

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    Pugliese, M.; Cameron, J.; Wilder, M.


    The article discusses the need for the uptake of renewable energy sources to increase to meet the commitments made in Bonn in July for compliance with the Kyoto Protocol. The article is presented under the sub-headings of: (i) the Bonn Agreement; (ii) implications and opportunities for renewable energy; (iii) the commercialisation and mainstreaming of renewable energy technologies; (iv) greenhouse gas-reducing projects (v) renewable portfolio standards and renewable certificate trading programmes; (vi) increased funding for product and technology development; (vii) emissions trading; (viii) domestic legislation and initiatives; (ix) regulatory effects in Annex I countries specifically impacting renewable energy (UK, Germany, Australia, EU Renewable Energy Law) and (x) US efforts in the absence of a national climate policy

  9. Computer aided control of the Bonn Penning polarized ion source

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    He, N.W.; VonRossen, P.; Eversheim, P.D.; Busch, R.


    A CBM computer system is described which has been set up to control the Bonn Polarized Ion Source. The controlling program, besides setting and logging parameters, performs an optimization of the ion source output. A free definable figure of merit, being composed of the current of the ionizer and its variance, has proven to be an effective means in directing the source optimization. The performance that has been reached during the first successful tests is reported

  10. [Freud in Carinthia. A historical search]. (United States)

    Oberlerchner, Herwig; Tögel, Christfried


    This paper sheds some new light on four visits of Freud to Carinthia between 1898 and 1923. New information from contemporary sources is added to already known facts (patient visit in 1898; encounters with Alban Berg in 1900 and 1907).

  11. Freud, Darwin, and the holding environment. (United States)

    Brockman, Richard


    Freud's hypothesis of the neonate, derived from the data of adult psychoneurotic patients, was of a supremely narcissistic being who lived in a dreamlike state of hallucinatory satisfaction. A corollary hypothesis was that the neonate's drive to attach was learned and emerged only after the failure of wish fulfillment. These hypotheses provided the ground for Freud's theories of regression, dream, primary process, and pleasure principle. Darwin's data of the neonate, collected from his observations of a variety of mammals, led him to the conclusion that attachment in mammals is innate. Until 1969 and the work of John Bowlby, psychoanalytic thinking faithfully followed Freud. If psychoanalysis is to survive, then it must attach itself to data and discard any theories that are based on unproveable hypotheses, even if those hypotheses are Freud's.

  12. Ud med Freud, Marx og Lacan

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    Clasen, Mathias


    Det er på høje tid, at humanister løsriver sig fra deres forældede teorier. Freud, Marx og Lacan skal erstattes med evolutionspsykologi, biologi og kognitionsvidenskab.......Det er på høje tid, at humanister løsriver sig fra deres forældede teorier. Freud, Marx og Lacan skal erstattes med evolutionspsykologi, biologi og kognitionsvidenskab....

  13. Meditation, the freud family and poets. (United States)

    Ginsburg, Lawrence M


    The savoring of yellow Tyrolean laburnum blossoms became a summer vacation rite of the Freud family. It was reminiscent of their paterfamilias's infantile "Dandelion in the Green Meadow" dream-scape. We may ponder whether Freud's adolescent olfactory memories were similarly "re-rooted" in Freiberg as a 17 year-old where many hours were "passed by him in solitary walks through the lovely woods" he had found once more.

  14. The transference neurosis in Freud's writings. (United States)

    Reed, G S


    This paper reviews the evolution of the concept of transference neurosis in Freud's writings. It suggests that the language in which the concept of the transference neurosis is originally expressed by Freud includes an idea of the analyst as aggressively pursuing the analytic cure by waging a solitary battle against the patient's disease. With the representation of the death drive and the larger role accorded to sadism as its external manifestation in Freud's revised drive theory of 1920, the patient becomes the ally; resistance, in the sense of the conservative forces, not disease, in the sense of libidinal conflict, becomes the enemy. It is thus difficult to speak of a transference neurosis in the circumscribed way Freud originally meant it, and he ceased to use the term after 1926 rather than redefine it to fit his broader perspective. In this broader perspective, relative resolution of conflict replaced radical liberation of the patient from disease. That Freud did not redefine the term does not imply that he discarded it, or that we necessarily should. This paper suggests that Freud implied a functional distinction between transference as transforming agent and transference neurosis as result of that transformation. That distinction defines psychoanalytic cure in terms of the understanding of a symbolic transformation which is, through the transference neurosis, reexperienced as part of the psychoanalytic process.

  15. Do individual e do coletivo: sobre aproximações entre o pensamento de Freud e Marx

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    Patrícia Magri Granúzzio


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é discutir a aproximação teórica entre duas vertentes distintas de pensamento que, inicialmente, pode parecer improvável: a psicanálise e o marxismo. O texto discorre sobre a reflexão da gênesis do problema político, interpretando sociedade e indivíduo como inter-relação da natureza humana, conectando, a partir desse princípio, o problema político e o problema psicológico, este se situando como base original daquele. Portanto, no entrecruzamento de sociedade, poder político e natureza humana, expande-se um campo de investigação que se abre a diversas possibilidades, inclusive à aproximação teórica entre as ideias de Marx e Freud. Dentre diversos autores que discutem o freudomarxismo e o posicionamento de Sigmund Freud, diante das ideias de Karl Marx, será dada exclusividade a Wilhelm Reich, Herbert Marcuse e a Ludwig Marcuse. Para uma crítica às ideias de Herbert Marcuse e análise da inter-relação entre marxismo e psicanálise, por sua vez, recorre-se ao filósofo marxista Louis Althusser e a outros analistas e críticos dessas mesmas ideias.

  16. The 2016 Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry Conference in Bonn. (United States)

    Müller, Christa E; Thimm, Dominik; Baringhaus, Karl-Heinz


    Pushing the frontiers of medicinal chemistry: Christa Müller, Dominik Thimm, and Karl-Heinz Baringhaus look back at the events of the 2016 Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry (FiMC) Conference held in Bonn, Germany. The report highlights the themes & talks in the annual conference hosted by the Joint Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG) and German Chemical Society (GDCh). It is also an invitation to the 2017 conference in Bern, Switzerland this February 12-15. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. The energy crisis and Bonn's atomic energy programme

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    Steinhaus, K.; Heimbrecht, J.


    What are the background and causes of the energy crisis. In whose interest and on whose back is energy policy made in our country. Will the lights go out without nuclear power. Which are the real goals and dangers of Bonn's atomic energy programme. Is coal a real alternative to nuclear power in the Federal Republic of Germany. What possibilities and requirements are there for a national and democratic energy policy in the Federal Republic of Germany. Which are the central problems of the protest movement against the government's atomic energy programme. These questions, which are still in the centre of political discussion, are investigated by the authors. (orig.) [de

  18. Mourning beyond melancholia: Freud's psychoanalysis of loss. (United States)

    Clewell, Tammy


    Freud's mourning theory has been criticized for assuming a model of subjectivity based on a strongly bounded form of individuation. This model informs "Mourning and Melancholia" (1917), in which Freud argued that mourning comes to a decisive end when the subject severs its emotional attachment to the lost one and reinvests the free libido in a new object. Yet Freud revised his mourning theory in writings concerned with the Great War and in The Ego and the Id (1923), where he redefined the identification process previously associated with melancholia as an integral component of mourning. By viewing the character of the ego as an elegiac formation, that is, as "a precipitate of abandoned object-cathexes," Freud's later work registers the endlessness of normal grieving; however, it also imports into mourning the violent characteristics of melancholia, the internal acts of moralized aggression waged in an effort to dissolve the internal trace of the other and establish an autonomous identity. Because it is not immediately clear how Freud's text offers a theory of mourning beyond melancholy violence, his account of the elegiac ego is shown here to ultimately undermine the wish for an identity unencumbered by the claims of the lost other and the past, and to suggest the affirmative and ethical aspects of mourning.

  19. Freud Was Right. . . about the Origins of Abnormal Behavior (United States)

    Muris, Peter


    Freud's psychodynamic theory is predominantly based on case histories of patients who displayed abnormal behavior. From a scientific point of view, Freud's analyses of these cases are unacceptable because the key concepts of his theory cannot be tested empirically. However, in one respect, Freud was totally right: most forms of abnormal behavior…

  20. Freud on Brothers and Sisters: A Neglected Topic (United States)

    Sherwin-White, Susan


    This paper explores Freud's developing thought on brothers and sisters, and their importance in his psychoanalytical writings and clinical work. Freud's work on sibling psychology has been seriously undervalued. This paper aims to give due recognition to Freud's work in this area. (Contains 1 note.)

  1. Polarized target physics at the Bonn electron accelerators

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    Meyer, W.


    At the BONN 2.5 GeV electron synchrotron experiments with polarized nucleon targets have a long tradition. Starting with measurements of the target asymmetry in single pion photoproduction off polarized protons, resp. neutrons, the experiments have been concentrated on photodisintegration measurements of polarized deuterons. Parallel to these activities a considerable progress in the field of the target technology, e.g. cryogenics and target materials, has been made, by which all the measurements have profitted enormously. Especially the development of the new target material ammonia has allowed the first use of a polarized deuteron (ND 3 ) target in an intense electron beam. The construction of a frozen spin target, which will be used in combination with a tagged polarized photon beam, makes a new generation of polarized target experiments in photon induced reactions possible. Together with electron scattering off polarized deuterons and neutrons they will be a main activity in the physics program at the new stretcher accelerator ELSA in BONN. (orig.)


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    Full Text Available The essay is located in a susceptible area: the question of the file and its evils as we were bequeathed by the Freud’s works. Our intention will be to get to listen the Freudian impression aided by Derrida's reflections collected in his work Archive fever: a Freudian Impression. The phrase "the return of file" is a reference to that work and experience of registry promoted by Freud under the word Verdrängung. Heading into the thoughts of Freud and Derrida, try to outline the problems of file and its ills, its conditions of possibility and the unsettling questions of origin, the truth and the testimony.

  3. [One hundred years of Freud editions in The Netherlands]. (United States)

    Greven, Elsbeth


    The history of Dutch editions of Freud is discussed from a publisher's point of view. The author focuses on the main publishers involved in presenting Freud's work to the Dutch public: S. C. van Doesburgh, De Wereldbibliotheek, De Bezige Bij and Uitgeverij Boom. She describes their role, together with their networks of translators, editors and psychoanalysts, in the production, perception and reception of Freud's work--and hence in the development of psychoanalysis in The Netherlands--as well as their approaches to translation, publishing strategies and use of paratextual resources. Three main stages can be identified: 1. 1912 to World War I (Freud was introduced), 2. World War I to 1950 (Freud was popularised), and 3. 1960 to 1990 (Freud was canonised, but also criticised). A fourth stage, the historicisation of Freud, began in 2006 with a new, scholarly edition of his Werken, arranged in chronological order.

  4. Person According to Freud, Adler, Jung, ?. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Gregory, Lura N.

    The nature of persons and studying persons present many problems. This paper attempts to place the problems in perspective, not only in terms of the past, but also in terms of the future. Insightful contributions of Freud, Adler, and Jung are presented in brief overview. Some of their antecedents are mentioned. A future perspective ? is alluded…

  5. [The son of man. Freud's Oedipus myth]. (United States)

    Bollack, J


    In formulating his psychology of the unconscious, Freud makes constant reference to Sophocles' version of the Oedipus myth. The author provides detailed proof of the fundamental differences between the two versions, demonstrating that Freud's interpretation does violence to the source. Bollack marshals impressive evidence to substantiate his contention that from the early letters to Fliess all the way up to Moses and Monotheism Freud's sole concern was to point up the ubiquitous power of the unconscious (incestual desire, patricide) within the "holy" (nuclear) family, whereas Sophocles was preoccupied with an entirely different problem. In Bollack's view, Oedipus rex is the drama of the self-destruction of a royal family, a drama in which incest and murder have no very essential significance. Freud, by contrast, set out to de-mystify the fate that dogs the royal family from one generation to the next and to naturalise it into a form of unconscious behaviour--a tendency which Bollack sees as deriving from the tradition of the "drama of destiny", a genre prevalent in the 19th century.

  6. Construction and test of the Bonn frozen spin target

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    Dutz, H.


    For γN→ΠN and γd→pn scattering experiments at the PHOENICS detector, a new 'bonn frozen spin target' (BOFROST) is developed. The target with a maximum volume of 30 cm 3 is cooled in a vertical 3 He- 4 He dilution kryostat. The lowest temperature of the dilution kryostat in the frozen spin mode should be 50 mk. In a first stage, the magnet system consist of two superconducting solenoids: A polarisation magnet with a maximum field of 7 T with a homogenity of 10 -5 over the target area and a 'vertical holding' magnet with a maximum field in the target area of 0.57 T. This work describes the construction and the set-up of the 'frozen spin target' in the laboratory and the first tests of the dilution kryostat and the superconducting magnet system. (orig.) [de

  7. Concepción de la consistencia imaginaria de Freud a Lacan y su lugar en el nudo Borromeo. (Conception of the Imaginary Consistency from Freud to Lacan and Its Place in the Borromean Knot.

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    Liliana Zorelly Giraldo Aristizábal


    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo es síntesis de una investigación ya terminada, orientada por la pregunta: ¿Qué lugar tiene la consistencia imaginaria en el nudo borromeo? Fueron tomados como referentes principales Sigmund Freud y Jacques Lacan. Para su desarrollo se revisaron planteamientos acerca de la libido, la pulsión y otros más elementos de lo imaginario, tales como las experiencias ópticas y el nudo borromeo. Este último, figura topológica que ilustra la manera en que se articulan los registros, pero además, muestra que se tejen entre ellos en función de un elemento central que tiene una faz imaginaria y también tiene la consistencia que puede tener un concepto, este elemento es el objeto a. Palabras clave: Nudo borromeo, consistencia, imaginario, topología. Abstract This article summarizes an investigation led by the question: which is the place of the imaginary consistency in the Borromean knot? The main references of the investigation were Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. For the development of this, there were revised different approaches to libido, drive, and other elements of the imaginary such as the optic experiences and the Borromean knot. This last one, topologic figure that illustrates how the different orders articulate, shows how they interconnect with each other around a central element which has an imaginary face and also the consistency of a concept: object a. Keywords: Borromean knot, consistency, imaginary, topology. Résumé Cet article est la synthèse d'une recherche déjà terminée et dont la question directrice était la suivante : quelle est la place de la consistance imaginaire dans le Nœud borroméen ? Sigmund Freud et Jacques Lacan ont été les auteurs de référence pour ce texte. Des réflexions à propos de la libido, la pulsion et d'autres éléments ayant trait au domaine de l'imaginaire tels que les expériences optiques et le Nœud borroméen ont été abordées. Ce dernier, figure topologique

  8. Freud and the Hammerschlag family: a formative relationship. (United States)

    Fichtner, Gerhard


    From his obituary of Samuel Hammerschlag, we know of Freud's great veneration for his teacher of Jewish religion. However, not only Hammerschlag himself but his whole family had a formative influence on young Freud, who was deeply impressed by their humanity. This paper describes Freud's relationships with all the family members. In particular, it shows how warmly he felt towards the only daughter, Anna Hammerschlag, who was his patient for a while and whom he chose as a godmother for his youngest daughter Anna. By virtue of the crucial role she played in Freud's 'specimen dream' of July 1895 ('Irma's injection'), she also became as it were the godmother of Freud's magnum opus, The Interpretation of Dreams. All the known extant letters from Freud to members of the Hammerschlag family are published here for the first time in English translation. Copyright © 2010 Institute of Psychoanalysis.



    Carvalho, William Almeida


    O autor visa dar uma ideia sobre Freud na Maçonaria judaica: a B´nai B´rith. Diferenças e semelhanças entre a Maçonaria judaica e a Maçonaria tradicional. Sua iniciação, seus trabalhos apresentados em Loja. Uma breve visão sobre a b´nai b´rith no mundo e no Brasil e seu papel para a comunidade judaica. Cita os diversos trabalhos de Freud apresentados previamente em Loja e um texto sobre o que pensa da Maçonaria judaica. Encerra com uma visão de Einstein sobre a psicanálise.

  10. [Two Dutch sisters in analysis with Freud]. (United States)

    Stroeken, Harry


    The author provides persuasive or at least plausible data for the identity of two patients recorded by Freud in his working season of 1910/11. They were two sisters, living in The Hague/Leiden, who came from a rich banker's family, the van der Lindens. Whereas the treatment does not seem to have led to any decisive improvement for the older of the two, it may have encouraged the younger sister to seek divorce.

  11. Diagnóstico em Freud: no tratamento catártico e psicanalítico - doi: 10.5102/ucs.v6i2.747

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    Marcos Chedid Abel


    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como tema o diagnóstico em Sigmund Freud (1856-1939. Visa investigar as concepções referentes ao diagnóstico na psicanálise, quanto a seus objetivos, métodos e critérios. É realizada pesquisa em textos de Freud nos quais essas questões são abordadas. Chega à conclusão de que o diagnóstico em Freud tem por objetivo principal a seleção de quadros clínicos mais adequados ao tratamento, meta que continua presente na psicanálise atual. Quanto ao método de diagnóstico, constata-se que, por este coincidir com o método de tratamento, Freud adota o tratamento provisório, que segue sendo utilizado atualmente e nomeado como entrevistas preliminares. Com respeito aos critérios diagnósticos, verifica-se que Freud toma em consideração os sinais e sintomas, mas maior importância tem a posição do Eu frente ao desejo e a repetição sintomática, que permanecem balizando o diagnóstico na psicanálise atual. Também são considerados para a aceitação em tratamento, aspectos do caráter do candidato à análise.


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    Ruben Carmine Fasolino


    Full Text Available O artigo trata de situar-se numa zona delicada, a do arquivo e os seus males tal e como nos foram legado pela obra de Freud. A nossa intenção será colocar-nos à escuta da impressão freudiana, ajudados pelas reflexões de Derrida recolhidas na sua obra Mal de arquivo. A fórmula "o retorno do arquivo" é uma referência à dita obra e à experiência do registo promovida por Freud sob a palavra Verdrängung, o recalque que é impossível desligar do seu retorno. Encaminhando-nos para as reflexões de Derrida e Freud, trataremos de esboçar a problemática do arquivo e dos seus males, das suas condições de possibilidade e do seu estatuto inquietante para as questões da origem, da verdade e do testemunho.


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    Winkel, B.; Kalberla, P. M. W.; Kerp, J.; Floeer, L.


    Starting in winter 2008/2009 an L-band seven-feed-array receiver is used for a 21 cm line survey performed with the 100 m telescope, the Effelsberg-Bonn H I survey (EBHIS). The EBHIS will cover the whole northern hemisphere for decl. > - 5 0 comprising both the galactic and extragalactic sky out to a distance of about 230 Mpc. Using state-of-the-art FPGA-based digital fast Fourier transform spectrometers, superior in dynamic range and temporal resolution to conventional correlators, allows us to apply sophisticated radio frequency interference (RFI) mitigation schemes. In this paper, the EBHIS data reduction package and first results are presented. The reduction software consists of RFI detection schemes, flux and gain-curve calibration, stray-radiation removal, baseline fitting, and finally the gridding to produce data cubes. The whole software chain is successfully tested using multi-feed data toward many smaller test fields (1-100 deg 2 ) and recently applied for the first time to data of two large sky areas, each covering about 2000 deg 2 . The first large area is toward the northern galactic pole and the second one toward the northern tip of the Magellanic Leading Arm. Here, we demonstrate the data quality of EBHIS Milky Way data and give a first impression on the first data release in 2011.

  14. Freud sobre Fausto: sustituciones de la omnipotencia

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    Villacañas Berlanga, José Luis


    Full Text Available In Freud’s works, literature has an undeniable significance as well as a remarkable “hermeneutical” funtion, specially the great literature of Classicism. Fictional figures such as Goethe’s Faust give expression to general forces inside the subjectivity. This article argues that there is a very influential Faustian-Universe that goes through Freud’s visions and that psychoanalysis is in debt to some extent with Goethe’s masterpiece, for instance, in its reevaluation of the idea of Bildung, that during the “Age of Enlightenment” had to do with an ethical imperative of making one himself. The faustian adventure can be seen like a seek towards that particular kind of “immortality” to be tasted in-this-world that consists of an unending Will of Power (omnipotence followed by an incessant Wish for Pleasure. But Freud has an important point in common with Goethe: Faust, finally, becomes so entranced by one passing moment that he wishes that things will never change, and this means not only that his life is forfeit to de Devil, but something deeper, namely, that both his expectations for pleasure and wish for omnipotence must stop and have to accept the human idea of Death.Freud puso en valor la capacidad hermenéutica de la literatura, en especial la del clasicismo. Las figuras literarias dan expresión a fuerzas subjetivas que operan en cada indivíduo, como formaciones esenciales de la psique. La literatura es la huella de un proceso de humanización y autoconciencia. Este ensayo analiza la deuda de Freud con Goethe, más específicamente, el cosmos fáustico de Freud, a partir de la recuperación de la idea ilustrada de Bildung o formación del sujeto en tanto trabajo de sí mismo. Fausto es para Freud una fuerza ética representativa del desplazamiento de un ideal de omnipotencia hacia la acción intramundana. Esa mefistofélica versión de la inmortalidad que formaban la pulsión de poder y las expectativas ilimitadas de

  15. La profecía de Freud: del psicoanálisis a la biología de la mente en el estudio del origen y tratamiento de la enfermedad mental

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    José Luis Jiménez-López


    Full Text Available Sigmund Freud fue considerado un científico revolucionario de la talla de Nicolás Copérnico y Charles Darwin por sus teorías psicológicas sobre el funcionamiento mental en un momento en el que la biología no podía explicarlo. En sus inicios, el psicoanálisis no fue aceptado por los profesionales de la medicina debido a la falta de verificación empírica de sus conclusiones y a la imposibilidad para identificar los sustratos orgánicos que Freud suponía que participaban en la psicopatología; sin embargo, a mediados del siglo pasado se convirtió en el principal fundamento para la psiquiatría en el tratamiento de la enfermedad mental, lo que la distanció del resto de las especialidades médicas. El psicoanálisis, como herramienta terapéutica, empezó a ser sustituido por tratamientos con evidencia empírica en el ámbito psiquiátrico como consecuencia de los descubrimientos sobre el mecanismo de acción de los psicofármacos y la aparición de psicoterapias breves. En este artículo se presenta un breve recorrido sobre el estudio de la enfermedad mental desde el nacimiento de la psiquiatría hasta la época actual, y los recientes hallazgos de las neurociencias que sugieren que se han empezado a descubrir los mecanismos orgánicos que Freud suponía involucrados en la génesis y tratamiento de los trastornos mentales. Abstract Sigmund Freud was considered a revolutionary scientist, as important as Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin, due to his psychological theories on mind’s operation at a moment when biology could not explain it. At the beginning, psychoanalysis was not accepted by medical professionals, since it was impossible to identify the organic substrata alleged by Freud to take part in psychopathology. Nevertheless, by the mid-20th century, psychoanalysis had become the main foundation of psychiatry, which distanced it from the rest of medical specializations. Biology of mind started substituting psychoanalysis in

  16. The Bonn Electron Stretcher Accelerator ELSA: Past and future

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    Hillert, W. [Universitaet Bonn, Physikalisches Institut, Bonn (Germany)


    In 1953, it was decided to build a 500 MeV electron synchrotron in Bonn. It came into operation 1958, being the first alternating gradient synchrotron in Europe. After five years of performing photoproduction experiments at this accelerator, a larger 2.5 GeV electron synchrotron was built and set into operation in 1967. Both synchrotrons were running for particle physics experiments, until from 1982 to 1987 a third accelerator, the electron stretcher ring ELSA, was constructed and set up in a separate ring tunnel below the physics institute. ELSA came into operation in 1987, using the pulsed 2.5 GeV synchrotron as pre-accelerator. ELSA serves either as storage ring producing synchrotron radiation, or as post-accelerator and pulse stretcher. Applying a slow extraction close to a third integer resonance, external electron beams with energies up to 3.5 GeV and high duty factors are delivered to hadron physics experiments. Various photo- and electroproduction experiments, utilising the experimental set-ups PHOENICS, ELAN, SAPHIR, GDH and Crystal Barrel have been carried out. During the late 90's, a pulsed GaAs source of polarised electrons was constructed and set up at the accelerator. ELSA was upgraded in order to accelerate polarised electrons, compensating for depolarising resonances by applying the methods of fast tune jumping and harmonic closed orbit correction. With the experimental investigation of the GDH sum rule, the first experiment requiring a polarised beam and a polarised target was successfully performed at the accelerator. In the near future, the stretcher ring will be further upgraded to increase polarisation and current of the external electron beams. In addition, the aspects of an increase of the maximum energy to 5 GeV using superconducting resonators will be investigated. (orig.)

  17. The Bonn Electron Stretcher Accelerator ELSA: Past and future (United States)

    Hillert, W.


    In 1953, it was decided to build a 500MeV electron synchrotron in Bonn. It came into operation 1958, being the first alternating gradient synchrotron in Europe. After five years of performing photoproduction experiments at this accelerator, a larger 2.5GeV electron synchrotron was built and set into operation in 1967. Both synchrotrons were running for particle physics experiments, until from 1982 to 1987 a third accelerator, the electron stretcher ring ELSA, was constructed and set up in a separate ring tunnel below the physics institute. ELSA came into operation in 1987, using the pulsed 2.5GeV synchrotron as pre-accelerator. ELSA serves either as storage ring producing synchrotron radiation, or as post-accelerator and pulse stretcher. Applying a slow extraction close to a third integer resonance, external electron beams with energies up to 3.5GeV and high duty factors are delivered to hadron physics experiments. Various photo- and electroproduction experiments, utilising the experimental set-ups PHOENICS, ELAN, SAPHIR, GDH and Crystal Barrel have been carried out. During the late 90's, a pulsed GaAs source of polarised electrons was constructed and set up at the accelerator. ELSA was upgraded in order to accelerate polarised electrons, compensating for depolarising resonances by applying the methods of fast tune jumping and harmonic closed orbit correction. With the experimental investigation of the GDH sum rule, the first experiment requiring a polarised beam and a polarised target was successfully performed at the accelerator. In the near future, the stretcher ring will be further upgraded to increase polarisation and current of the external electron beams. In addition, the aspects of an increase of the maximum energy to 5GeV using superconducting resonators will be investigated.

  18. The Bonn Electron Stretcher Accelerator ELSA: Past and future

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    Hillert, W.


    In 1953, it was decided to build a 500 MeV electron synchrotron in Bonn. It came into operation 1958, being the first alternating gradient synchrotron in Europe. After five years of performing photoproduction experiments at this accelerator, a larger 2.5 GeV electron synchrotron was built and set into operation in 1967. Both synchrotrons were running for particle physics experiments, until from 1982 to 1987 a third accelerator, the electron stretcher ring ELSA, was constructed and set up in a separate ring tunnel below the physics institute. ELSA came into operation in 1987, using the pulsed 2.5 GeV synchrotron as pre-accelerator. ELSA serves either as storage ring producing synchrotron radiation, or as post-accelerator and pulse stretcher. Applying a slow extraction close to a third integer resonance, external electron beams with energies up to 3.5 GeV and high duty factors are delivered to hadron physics experiments. Various photo- and electroproduction experiments, utilising the experimental set-ups PHOENICS, ELAN, SAPHIR, GDH and Crystal Barrel have been carried out. During the late 90's, a pulsed GaAs source of polarised electrons was constructed and set up at the accelerator. ELSA was upgraded in order to accelerate polarised electrons, compensating for depolarising resonances by applying the methods of fast tune jumping and harmonic closed orbit correction. With the experimental investigation of the GDH sum rule, the first experiment requiring a polarised beam and a polarised target was successfully performed at the accelerator. In the near future, the stretcher ring will be further upgraded to increase polarisation and current of the external electron beams. In addition, the aspects of an increase of the maximum energy to 5 GeV using superconducting resonators will be investigated. (orig.)

  19. Freud's “Project”, Distributed Systems, and Solipsism | Gouws ...

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    This paper discusses Freud's model of the psychical apparatus in the “Project”, and concludes that it is a remarkably sophisticated work which even today is still highly relevant to neuropsychological theorising. Freud rejects the notion that what happens in the brain can be clearly localised in space and time. This anticipates ...

  20. Generalized Freud's equation and level densities with polynomial

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 81; Issue 2. Generalized Freud's equation and level densities with polynomial potential. Akshat Boobna Saugata Ghosh. Research Articles Volume 81 ... Keywords. Orthogonal polynomial; Freud's equation; Dyson–Mehta method; methods of resolvents; level density.

  1. The unconscious in France before Freud: premises of a discovery. (United States)

    Cherok, L


    The influence of German culture on Freud has long been acknowledged, while his indebtedness to French psychological and medical tradtion has often been overlooked. The author presents a study of the emergence and evolution of the concept of the unconscious in nineteenth century French scientific discourse and its influence on Freud.

  2. Freud e a filogenia anímica Freud and the animic phylogeny

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    Monah Winograd


    Full Text Available Este ensaio investiga a presença, na obra de Freud, da idéia de uma filogenia anímica paralela, concomitante e dependente da filogenia somática descrita pelos teóricos da evolução. Objetivamos mostrar como se forma esta vizinhança da psicanálise com a biologia evolutiva, sublinhando que na filogenia esboçada por Freud, formas psíquicas típicas se sucedem na história da espécie humana, sendo repetidas por cada indivíduo em sua ontogenia singular. Tal como ocorre no plano somático, tempo e forma se associam intimamente na espécie e nos indivíduos. A presença desta idéia no pensamento freudiano abriu um debate sobre sua filiação lamarckista ou darwinista.This essay investigates the presence, in Freud´s work, of the idea of an animic phylogeny parallel, concomitant and dependent of the somatic phylogeny that the theoreticians of evolution describe. Our objective is to show how this neighborhood between psychoanalysis and evolutionary theory is formed. To do so, we stress that, in the phylogeny theory that Freud sketches, typical psychic forms occurs in the history of the human kind in a way that each individual repeats it in its singular ontogeny. As it happens in the somatic level, time and form are intimately associated in the species and in the individuals. The presence of that idea in Freud´s work has opened a debate about his Darwinist or Lamarckist inspiration.

  3. Revolutionizing Cuban Psychiatry: The Freud Wars, 1955-1970. (United States)

    Lambe, Jennifer Lynn


    This article traces the battle over Freud within Cuban psychiatry from its pre-1959 origins through the "disappearance" of Freud by the early 1970s. It devotes particular attention to the visit of two Soviet psychiatrists to Cuba in the early 1960s as part of a broader campaign to promote Pavlov. The decade-long controversy over Freud responded to both theoretical and political concerns. If for some Freud represented political conservatism and theoretical mystification, Pavlov held out the promise of a dialectical materialist future. Meanwhile, other psychiatrists clung to psychodynamic perspectives, or at least the possibility of heterogeneity. The Freudians would end up on the losing side of this battle, with many departing Cuba over the course of the 1960s. But banishing Freud did not necessarily make for stalwart Pavlovians-or vanguard revolutionaries. Psychiatry would find itself relegated to a handmaiden position in the work of revolutionary mental engineering, with the government itself occupying the vanguard.

  4. A infância em Piaget e o infantil em Freud: temporalidades e moralidades em questão

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    Maria Regina Maciel

    Full Text Available Resumo O presente artigo propõe uma abordagem comparativa entre as noções de infância em Jean Piaget e de infantil em Sigmund Freud, tomando como conceitos básicos a noção de tempo e de moral em ambos os autores. Sustenta-se ser possível afirmar, a partir de uma leitura da epistemologia genética, que a infância vai-se transformando à medida que agimos e conhecemos de acordo com estruturas cognitivas operatórias. No entanto, segundo a psicanálise, é possível nos remeter ao infantil, presente também na vida adulta. O infantil escapa à racionalidade que subjaz àquela noção de estrutura piagetiana. A permanência do infantil é fonte das experiências criativas e da instauração de um movimento permanente de subjetivação.

  5. [Concept of external reality in Freud's works]. (United States)

    Dorfman Lerner, B


    Three main functions of external reality (E.R.) relative to the subjecto may be mentioned. a) it is a source of stimulae that promote the structuring of te psychic apparatus. In this sense, E.F. is the place where this apparatus is charged and where it is discharged (specific action). b) it is a vehicle of gratification or frustration of necessity (Anaké). The satisfaction of necessity is gratifying, the lackof it is frustrating. c) it is the instance that heals or makes a person ill acording to its possibility of gratifying or frustrating the subject respectively. If we first take point a), we can examine the relationship between E.R. and internal (psychic) reality along the process of internalization of normal and pathologic experience. The author thinks Freud considers frustration as structuring of the psychic apparatus as long as it does not satisfy the person's needs or opposes the accomplishment of his desire. This complels the subject to recognize the existence of the external object. Also, whenfacing the external object the subject discovers his own self. Coinciding with this reognitions he tries to defend himself against it. In normal circustances the image of the external world is built by means of successive projections and introjections. The more sane the subject, the more faithfully and without distortions will he incorporate the external images. To be structuring, the frustrations must be encountered in adequate dose. If it is excessive there will be a distortion of the image due not only to projection but also to the defusion of instincts (defusion that takes place in the process of introjection of external figures). These distorted images of the external world coexist with various fantsies. But these fantasies are also marked by E.R. Even when the individual history of a subject does not give accont of this reality, there is a "filogenetic endowment" of fantasies that always recognize an external origin: they are the prehistoric fantasies. This

  6. [On the philosophical genealogy of Freud]. (United States)

    Dimitrov, C T


    The origins of psycho-analysis, like those of every other medico-psychological study, have their own particular scientific and specific social, historical and philosophical-theoretical presuppositions. Freud's philosophical genealogy is closely linked to classical german philosophy and subsequent philosophical movements. I. Kant, J.-F. Herbart, A. Schopenhauer, F. Nietzsche, E. v. Hartmann, G. T. Fechner, E. Mach, W. Ostwald, L. Feuerbach and others did not only emphasise the significance of drives and the unconscious in human behaviour, they also described many psychological mechanisms from depth psychology, (for example repression, condensation, substitution, sublimation). Some false theoretical trends in psycho-analysis (biologism, psychologism and simplifying psycho-energetics to simplify) can be explained to some extent by the influences mentioned above.

  7. Trauma and traumatic neurosis: Freud's concepts revisited. (United States)

    Zepf, Siegfried; Zepf, Florian D


    The authors examine Freud 's concepts of 'trauma', 'protective shield against stimuli ' and 'traumatic neurosis' in the light of recent findings. 'Protective shield against stimuli' is regarded as a biological concept which appears in mental life as the striving to avoid unpleasant affects. 'Trauma' is a twofold concept in that it relates to mental experience and links an external event with the specific after-effects on an individual 's psychic reality. A distinction needs to be made between mentally destructive trauma and affective trauma. A destructive trauma does not break through the protective shield but does breach the pleasure-unpleasure principle, so that in the course of its subsequent mastery it leads to a traumatic neurosis. An affective trauma can be warded off under the rule of the pleasure-unpleasure principle and leads to a psychoneurosis.

  8. Freud y la escritura. Grafología psicoanalítica y deconstrucción


    Rodríguez López, Adrián


    En el presente trabajo abordaremos una lectura deconstructiva del freudismo. La escritura, en la obra de Freud, será nuestro tema. Freud, nuestro Freud, el Freud de J. Derrida: aquel que escribía en los márgenes de sus obras, ese Freud que no es del to

  9. Is there still an unknown Freud? A note on the publications of Freud's texts and on unpublished documents. (United States)

    Falzeder, Ernst


    This article presents an overview of the existing editions of what Freud wrote (works, letters, manuscripts and drafts, diaries and calendar notes, dedications and margin notes in books, case notes, and patient calendars) and what he is recorded as having said (minutes of meetings, interviews, memoirs of and interviews with patients, family members, and followers, and other quotes). There follows a short overview of biographies of Freud and other documentation on his life. It is concluded that a wealth of material is now available to Freud scholars, although more often than not this information is used in a biased and partisan way.

  10. An analysis of the Bonn agreement. Background information for evaluating business implications

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    Torvanger, Asbjoern


    This report has been commissioned by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and written in August 2001. The aim of the report is to present and analyze the newest developments in the climate negotiations, particularly from part two of the sixth Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention in Bonn in July 2001, and to provide background information to evaluate what the ''Bonn agreement'' means for business. The report is organized as a collection of slides with supporting text explaining the background and contents of each slide. (author)

  11. Before babel: reflections on reading and translating freud. (United States)

    Rolnik, Eran J


    The author offers some thoughts on reading and teaching Freud, on translating Freud, on translation in general, and on a possible kinship between translation and the psychoanalytic process. His reading of Freud's works, and the years he spent translating them into Hebrew and editing Hebrew editions of his writings, have made a deep and salient impression on his personal psychoanalytic palimpsest. The author began this labor prior to his psychoanalytic training and has no doubt that, to this day, the experience greatly shapes not only his attitude toward Freud himself, but also the nature of how he listens to patients and the way he thinks and writes about psychoanalysis. © 2015 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  12. Mentaliseringsbegrebet og dets arv fra Freuds begreb om binding

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    Pedersen, Signe Holm


    Artiklen undersøger og diskuterer forskelle og ligheder mellem mentaliseringsbegrebet og Freuds bindingsbegreb. Begrebet mentalisering, som betegner en evne til at forholde sig refleksivt til egne og andres mentale tilstande, har indenfor de sidste fem- ti år vundet en central placering i klinisk...... psykologiske teoridannelser. Dets ophavsmænd Fonagy et al. forsøger imidlertid ikke at tage patent på begrebet, men peger på, at en række teoretikere har understreget betydningen af en refleksiv funktion. Alle disse begreber kan ifølge Fonagygruppen føres tilbage til Freuds begreb om binding. På baggrund af en...... udlægning af det oprindelige bindingsbegreb hos Freud, ønskes det i denne artikel at tydeliggøre den grundlæggende forskel på Freuds – og Fonagys subjektopfattelse....

  13. Sigmund Freud a první aplikace psychoanalýzy na literární dílo

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    Švanda, Martin


    Roč. 49, č. 3 (2005), s. 272-279 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA7025402 Keywords : psychology of literature * author * literary work Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.241, year: 2005

  14. Therapy and ideology: psychoanalysis and its vicissitudes in pre-state Israel (including some hitherto unpublished letters by Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein). (United States)

    Rolnik, Eran J


    Few chapters in the historiography of psychoanalysis are as densely packed with trans-cultural, ideological, institutional, and moral issues as the coming of psychoanalysis to Jewish Palestine--a geopolitical space which bears some of the deepest scars of twentieth-century European, and in particular German, history. From the historical as well as the critical perspective, this article reconstructs the intricate connections between migration, separation and loss, continuity and new beginning which resonate in the formative years of psychoanalysis in pre-state Israel.

  15. La rappresentazione del sogno, due modelli a confronto: la metapsicologia di Sigmund Freud e la teoria del Codice Multiplo di Wilma Bucci

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    Ilaria Bellavia


    Full Text Available Obiettivo di questo lavoro è quello di fornire le principali linee di orientamento teorico dell’approccio psicodinamico relative alla funzione del sogno. In tal senso ci si avvarrà della metapsicologia Freudiana, ma anche dei prestigiosi contributi sul carattere del sogno portati da Wilma Bucci. In particolare, si proporrà un parallelismo tra la metapsicologia e la teoria del Codice Multiplo. La teoria energetica di derivazione psicoanalitica mette in risalto alcuni punti cardine sul ruolo del sogno: 1 il sogno deriva dall’energia di un desiderio inconscio; 2 i sogni hanno la funzione di preservare il sonno; 3 la nozione di un censore che si attiva per distorcere e mascherare i contenuti latenti; 4 i contenuti manifesti hanno la funzione di nascondere il reale significato del sogno. Secondo la teoria del codice multiplo, il sogno ha un valore là dove fornisce l’accesso al significato emotivo che è stato dissociato, ma la funzione dell’elaborazione dell’informazione emotiva nel sogno è sovrapponibile a quella dell’elaborazione dell’informazione emotiva durante la veglia, in particolare per quanto riguarda il sonno REM.

  16. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents: from Sigmund Freud's "trauma" to psychopathology and the (Dys)metabolic syndrome. (United States)

    Pervanidou, P; Chrousos, G P


    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety syndrome that develops after exposure to traumatic life events. Symptoms include re-experience of the initial trauma, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma and symptoms of excessive arousal. Neuroendocrine studies in adults with PTSD have demonstrated that basal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) CRH levels are elevated and urinary cortisol levels are variable--low in the majority of cases--whereas other studies demonstrate no differences in urinary and plasma cortisol concentrations. Urinary catecholamine excretion is higher in PTSD patients than those of control subjects and other psychiatric disorders. Children may differ from adults in their psychologic and physiologic responses to severe stressors. Also, exposure to stress during critical periods of development may have irreversible effects on behavioral maturation and may affect specific vulnerable brain areas, altering CNS development. Similar to findings in adult studies, PTSD in children is characterized by increased sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, as indicated by elevated norepinephrine levels in the periphery. High cortisol levels in urine or saliva have been reported in most studies of childhood PTSD, while prospective longitudinal studies concerning the natural history of neuroendocrine changes in pediatric PTSD after an acute stressor are limited. The identification of neurobiologic changes in response to early adverse experiences is of major importance for the prognosis, prevention, management, and treatment of children and adolescents at risk for or suffering from PTSD.

  17. Musik-Sammlungen . Speicher interkultureller Prozesse. Bonn, 28.9.-1.10.2005

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    Freemanová, Michaela


    Roč. 43, č. 1 (2006), s. 98-99 ISSN 0018-7003. [ Musik -Sammlungen . Speicher interkultureller Prozesse. Bonn, 28.09.2005-01.10.2005] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90580513 Keywords : music collections Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  18. The dual impact of Freud's death and Freud's death instinct theory on the history of psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Bergmann, Martin S


    Since I have ranged over a rather large territory in this presentation I will summarize my main points. I claim that the very way Freud created psychoanalysis made it impossible for it to continue to grow and develop as a unified movement after his death. Unlike other sciences, psychoanalysis had no way of differentiating its basic findings from what is yet to be discovered. I then reintroduced my differentiation between heretics, modifiers, and extenders, claiming that after Freud’s death there was less opportunity for heretics and more space for modifiers. I assigned a crucial role to the fact that Anna Freud did not succeed in expelling the Kleinians. In the second part of the paper I presented the view of those who made use of Freud’s death instinct theory and those who opposed it. Many analysts preferred to ignore dealing with it rather than state their opposition. My presentation was biased in favor of those who chose to work with the death instinct as a clinical reality,highlighting Ferenczi’s construction. I made the claim, so far as I know never made before, that Freud’s death instinct theory had a traumatic impact on the psychoanalytic movement because it greatly limited the belief in the curative power of our therapeutic work. After his announcement of the dual-instinct theory Freud withdrew his interest in psychoanalysis as a method of cure. By doing so he inflicted a narcissistic wound on psychoanalysis. I believe that the creativity of psychoanalysis will improve if we face this difficult chapter in our history.

  19. Transference and katharsis, Freud to Aristotle. (United States)

    Turri, Maria Grazia


    Aristotle's theory of tragic katharsis is the most ancient and debated theory of the effect of the theatrical experience on the audience. It affirms that tragedy effects the katharsis of fear and pity, engaging readers with the controversy whether by katharsis Aristotle meant purification of the emotions (i.e. their perfection within the mind) or purification of the mind from the emotions (i.e. their abreaction from the mind). In this paper I will explore how Freud's theory of transference can suggest a new interpretation of Aristotle's tragic katharsis. Transference allows for the representation and expression of repressed emotions through the re-enactment of past relational dynamics. Although this process is essential to the psychoanalytic method, it is the subsequent analytic endeavour which allows for the "working through" of repressed emotions, bringing into effect the transference cure. I argue that the dynamic between emotional arousal in re-enactment and emotional distancing in analysis offers an effective parallel of the dynamic between katharsis of fear and katharsis of pity in Aristotle's theory. Such interpretation of tragic katharsis suggests that the theatrical effect in audiences may be an opportunity for self-analysis and the 'working through' of unconscious psychic dynamics. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  20. Estudo comparativo entre o quadro clínico contemporâneo “fibromialgia” e o quadro clínico “histeria” descrito por Freud no século XIX

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    Thais Krukoski Marques e Silva Slompo

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo comparar o quadro clínico contemporâneo Fibromialgia, com o quadro clínico Histeria, tal qual descrito por Sigmund Freud no século XIX. Pretende-se explorar as duas patologias no que se refere à descrição, sintomas, fatos e tratamento. Serão também apresentados casos clínicos para ilustrar os dois quadros e identificar possíveis semelhanças. A fibromialgia será descrita através do discurso médico contemporâneo; já a histeria será abordada através dos escritos de Freud. Por fim, defende-se a hipótese de que a fibromialgia faz parte do quadro clínico da histeria, ou seja, que os sujeitos diagnosticados com fibromialgia são, na verdade, pacientes que apresentam sintomas histéricos.

  1. Meaning and object in Freud's theory of language. (United States)

    Simanke, Richard Theisen


    This article sets out to challenge the interpretation of Freud's views on the origins of the meaning of language according to which meaning always originates from an act of naming. In Freud's terms, word-presentations would originally denote object- or thing-presentations and gain meaning through this reference. This interpretation claims that this view was already expressed in Freud's On Aphasia (1891) and influenced all his later theory of language. To oppose this claim, three conceptions proposed by Freud are discussed that strongly suggest the participation of language in the construction of the field of objects: a metapsychological hypothesis (the concepts of word-, thing-, and object-presentation), the explanation of a psychopathological phenomenon (the genesis of a fetishistic object-choice), and a concept concerning the foundations of the psychoanalytic method of dream interpretation (secondary elaboration). As a conclusion, it is argued that Freud's early views in On Aphasia (1891) can be alternatively understood such as to allow for a different view of language and its relationship with objects. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  2. Freud: a software suite for high-throughput simulation analysis (United States)

    Harper, Eric; Spellings, Matthew; Anderson, Joshua; Glotzer, Sharon

    Computer simulation is an indispensable tool for the study of a wide variety of systems. As simulations scale to fill petascale and exascale supercomputing clusters, so too does the size of the data produced, as well as the difficulty in analyzing these data. We present Freud, an analysis software suite for efficient analysis of simulation data. Freud makes no assumptions about the system being analyzed, allowing for general analysis methods to be applied to nearly any type of simulation. Freud includes standard analysis methods such as the radial distribution function, as well as new methods including the potential of mean force and torque and local crystal environment analysis. Freud combines a Python interface with fast, parallel C + + analysis routines to run efficiently on laptops, workstations, and supercomputing clusters. Data analysis on clusters reduces data transfer requirements, a prohibitive cost for petascale computing. Used in conjunction with simulation software, Freud allows for smart simulations that adapt to the current state of the system, enabling the study of phenomena such as nucleation and growth, intelligent investigation of phases and phase transitions, and determination of effective pair potentials.

  3. Freud's prehistoric matrix--owing 'nature' a death. (United States)

    Raphael-Leff, Joan


    This paper is informed by contemporary literature in two fields--neonatal research, on the one hand, and the burgeoning interdisciplinary interest in Moses and monotheism, on the other. The author postulates that a cluster of traumatic events during the first two years of Freud's life compelled him to repeat what could not be remembered. Embedded in charged implicit schema, these affects remained unprocessed in Freud, who alone of all psychoanalysts did not have an analysis, manifesting in an uncanny dread/allure of the 'prehistoric' as a dark and dangerous era relating to the archaic feminine/maternal matrix and fratricidal murderousness. Furthermore, she cites evidence to suggest that for Freud this unconsciously excluded subtext of the preoedipal era became associated with ancient Egyptian and Minoan-Mycenaean cultures, a passionate fascination actualized in his collection of antiquities yet incongruously absent in his theoretical work, with three exceptions--Egyptian allusions in Leonardo's unconscious attachment to his archaic mother; the 'Minoan-Mycenaean' analogy on discovering the pre-oedipal mother shortly after the death of Freud's own mother; and Egypt as cradle of humanity in his uncharacteristically rambling, troubled text of Moses and monotheism. The author sees Freud's conceptual avoidance yet compulsive reworking of the prehistoric matrix as a symptomatic attempt to expose early unformulated representations that 'return to exert a powerful effect'.

  4. Interpretation as Freud's specific action, and Bion's container-contained. (United States)

    Mawson, Chris


    This is a paper showing how a concept central to the work of Wilfred Bion, and one of Klein's important recommendations concerning the practice of analysis with adults and small children, can both be seen in the light of Freud's earliest formulation of the origin of anxiety and the mother's first responses to her infant in distress. In the paper I suggest that these clinically influential concepts of Klein and Bion show an underlying consistency and affinity with Freud's early ideas about the management of anxiety in the mother-infant relationship, described in two of his pre-psychoanalytic writings, How Anxiety Originates (1894b), and The Project for a Scientific Psychology (1950 [1895]). The specific mode of operation of psychoanalytic interpretation is clarified by the comparisons made, with no attempt to suggest that Klein or Bion based their concepts upon these particular early formulations of Freud's. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  5. Sexuality and meaning in Freud and Merleau-Ponty. (United States)

    Moya, Patricia; Larrain, Maria Elena


    This article analyzes the links between the conception of the body and of sexuality found in Freud and Merleau-Ponty. The French philosopher refers to Freud in various of his works, and performs a reading of Freud through which he rescues the meaning that the latter gives to sexuality as he integrates it into the totality of the person, without making it into a blind or merely instinctive force. As a consequence of this integration, the notions of the unconscious and of instinct or drive are interpreted in the light of the meaning or signification that they have in the person's behavior. Merleau-Ponty's notion of pre-reflective knowledge plays a decisive role in this understanding of meaning. In the same way, it allows important contemporary analysts to use these studies in their therapeutic work and also in psychological studies. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  6. A psicologia social nos tempos de S. Freud

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    Gustavo Adolfo Ramos Mello Neto

    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma revisão dos textos psicossociais citados por Freud em Psicologia de massas e análise do eu. O objetivo é propor ao leitor algum conhecimento desses textos que já se perdem no tempo. São referidos textos de Wilfred Trotter, William MacDougall, Gustave Le Bon e Gabriel Tarde. Alude-se também a Durkheim, autor não citado por Freud, mas cuja referência permite contrastar uma visão psicologizante do fenômeno social, que é a de Freud e dos autores que ele cita, com um aporte em que o social é visto como independente do psicológico.

  7. A psicologia social nos tempos de S. Freud

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    Mello Neto Gustavo Adolfo Ramos


    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma revisão dos textos psicossociais citados por Freud em Psicologia de massas e análise do eu. O objetivo é propor ao leitor algum conhecimento desses textos que já se perdem no tempo. São referidos textos de Wilfred Trotter, William MacDougall, Gustave Le Bon e Gabriel Tarde. Alude-se também a Durkheim, autor não citado por Freud, mas cuja referência permite contrastar uma visão psicologizante do fenômeno social, que é a de Freud e dos autores que ele cita, com um aporte em que o social é visto como independente do psicológico.

  8. Freud, Ferenczi, and Rosmersholm: incestuous triangles and analytic thirds. (United States)

    Rudnytsky, Peter L


    Utilizing a field theory of unconscious communication, and in particular the concept of the analytic third, this paper situates Freud's interpretation of Ibsen's 1886 Rosmersholm, presented in the section of his essay "Some Character-Types Met with in Psycho-Analytic Work" (1916) entitled "Those Wrecked by Success," in the context of his relationship with Ferenczi. Both in his interpretation of Rosmersholm and in his earlier papers on the psychology of love, it is argued, Freud may be seen to commenting both on Ferenczi's incestuous love triangle with Gizella and Elma Pálos and on his equally incestuous triangle with Martha and Minna Bernays. In a postscript, the challenge offered by Groddeck to Freud's oedipal reading of Rosmersholm is assessed.

  9. Freud, psychoanalysis, and the therapeutic effect of agapic love. (United States)

    Koprowski, Eugene J


    Last year, when reading Freud's letters to Jung, I came across a most interesting passage in which Freud claimed that the "talking cure" (i.e., psychoanalysis) was the result of love--not transference, counter-transference, or another neologism of psychiatry. That is, Freud said to Jung, the cure in psychoanalysis is affected by love (McGuire, 1974 ). I meditated on this for a long while: It is interesting that Freud--whose wife was a bat kohen, daughter of a priest/rabbi--and Jung, the son and grandson of Protestant Christian ministers, would have such a soteriological dialog at the beginning of the psychoanalytic era. This remark on love was not just a one-off observation, either. The minutes of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society affirm this line of thinking: "Our cures are cures of love" (Haynal, 1994, p. 24). Clearly, Freud and his contemporaries were talking about agape, the kind of love God has for humanity, not eros, a physical desire for another person. There is much written in contemporary psychiatric literature about fears of boundary crossing in mental health (Gabbard, 1995 ); Jung's documented erotic relationship with medical student and patient, Sabina Spielrein, may be the causa causans of this concern. But, these fears--correct concerns about untoward involvement in sexual relationships with patients--have obscured the real importance of what Freud and Jung were talking about back in the beginning of their movement. More than 100 years later, it may well be time to revisit the early dialogue of the founders of psychoanalysis and hear them in their own words once again.

  10. Synchrotron radiation laboratories at the Bonn electron accelerators. a status report (United States)

    Hormes, J.


    At the Physikalisches Institut of the University in Bonn experiments with synchrotron radiation were carried out ever since 1962. At the moment (June 1986) all work takes place in the SR-laboratory at the 2.5 GeV synchrotron. A 3.5 GeV stretcher ring (ELSA) is under construction and will come into operation at the end of 1986. This accelerator will also run as a storage ring for synchrotron radiation experiments and a laboratory to be used at this machine is also under consideration. The SR experiments which are carried out in Bonn try to take advantage of the fact that we are still using a high energy synchrotron for our work. Besides basic research also applied work is done using synchrotron radiation even as a production tool for X-ray lithography.

  11. TOPAS 2 - a high-resolution tagging system at the Bonn SAPHIR detector

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    Rappenecker, G.


    For the SAPHIR-arrangement in Bonn a high resolving tagging system has been developed achieving an energy resolution of 2 MeV, covering the range of (0.94-0.34) E 0 photon energy (1.0 GeV 0 2 , ArCH 4 and ArC 2 H 6 in concern of performance, clustersize and coincidence width. (orig.)

  12. Freud and Klein on the concept of phantasy. (United States)

    Spillius, E B


    In summary, I think Freud's idea is that the prime mover of psychic life is the unconscious wish, not phantasy. The 'work' of making phantasies and the 'work' of making dreams are parallel processes in which forbidden unconscious wishes achieve disguised expression and partial fulfilment. For Freud himself, especially in his central usage, and even more for his immediate followers, phantasies are conceived as imagined fulfilments of frustrated wishes. Whether they originate in the system conscious or the system preconscious, they are an activity of the ego and are formed according to the principles of the secondary process. That is not the whole story, however, because phantasies may get repressed into the system unconscious, where they become associated with the instinctual wishes, become subject to the laws of the primary process, and may find their way into dreams and many other derivatives. For Freud and for French psychoanalysts particularly, there are the primal phantasies, 'unconscious all along', of the primal scene, castration and seduction, also capable of being directly incorporated into dreams and expressed through other derivatives. For Klein phantasy is an even more central concept than for Freud and it has continued to be used by her successors with only minor changes. In Klein's thinking unconscious phantasies play the part that Freud assigned to the unconscious wish. They underlie dreams rather than being parallel to them--a much more inclusive definition of phantasy than Freud's. The earliest and most deeply unconscious phantasies are bodily, and only gradually, with maturation and developing experience through introjection and projection do some of them come to take a verbal form. Freud's central usage, the wish-fulfilling definition of phantasy, is a particular type of phantasy within Klein's more inclusive definition. And, as in Freud's formulation, conscious phantasies may be repressed, but in Klein's formulation this is not the only or even

  13. Kierkegaard y Freud: enfermedad, terapéutica y cura

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    Pablo Uriel Rodríguez


    Full Text Available La filosofía de Kierkegaard y la psicología de Freud definen al hombre como un ser que dialoga consigo mismo. En este artículo desarrollamos esta idea. Kierkegaard y Freud piensan que el sujeto moderno es incapaz de comprenderse correctamente a sí mismo. El hombre es una auto-relación y esta auto-relación está rota. El psicólogo kierkegaardeano y el psicólogo freudiano intentan recomponer esta auto-relación.

  14. [Freud and Jung. Cooperation--break--mutual stimulation]. (United States)

    Falzeder, Ernst


    The article tries to throw new light on the Freud/Jung relationship. First, it studies the nature of the fundamental differences between the two theories. Second, it raises the question of what, and how much, each of them took over from the other, and reaches the conclusion that it was Freud who let himself be inspired to a greater degree than Jung did. Third, the stimulating effect of their conflicts and of their break on the respective development of their theories is underlined.

  15. Generalized Freud's equation and level densities with polynomial potential (United States)

    Boobna, Akshat; Ghosh, Saugata


    We study orthogonal polynomials with weight $\\exp[-NV(x)]$, where $V(x)=\\sum_{k=1}^{d}a_{2k}x^{2k}/2k$ is a polynomial of order 2d. We derive the generalised Freud's equations for $d=3$, 4 and 5 and using this obtain $R_{\\mu}=h_{\\mu}/h_{\\mu -1}$, where $h_{\\mu}$ is the normalization constant for the corresponding orthogonal polynomials. Moments of the density functions, expressed in terms of $R_{\\mu}$, are obtained using Freud's equation and using this, explicit results of level densities as $N\\rightarrow\\infty$ are derived.

  16. Psicosis y significación en Freud Psychosis and signification in Freud

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    Pilar Berdullas


    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es establecer la particular construcción de la significación en las psicosis y sus diferencias con la significación en las neurosis. Se toman como referencia algunas de las elaboraciones freudianas acerca de la represión y la proyección. Modalidades actuales del diagnóstico diferencial neurosis/psicosis desatienden el anudamiento preciso de la significación en los síntomas.This paper aims to ground the peculiar process of signification in psychosis and to make a distinction between this and the signification in neurosis. The reference is the elaboration of S. Freud about the different mechanisms of repression and projection. Some present ways to carry out a differential diagnosis between psychosis and neurosis don't pay attention to the tight articulation of signification in symptoms.

  17. The influence of freezer storage of urine samples on the BONN-Risk-Index for calcium oxalate crystallization. (United States)

    Laube, Norbert; Zimmermann, Diana J


    This study was performed to quantify the effect of a 1-week freezer storage of urine on its calcium oxalate crystallization risk. Calcium oxalate is the most common urinary stone material observed in urolithiasis patients in western and affluent countries. The BONN-Risk-Index of calcium oxalate crystallization risk in human urine is determined from a crystallization experiment performed on untreated native urine samples. We tested the influence of a 1-week freezing on the BONN-Risk-Index value as well as the effect of the sample freezing on the urinary osmolality. In vitro crystallization experiments in 49 native urine samples from stone-forming and non-stone forming individuals were performed in order to determine their calcium oxalate crystallization risk according to the BONN-Risk-Index approach. Comparison of the results derived from original sample investigations with those obtained from the thawed aliquots by statistical evaluation shows that i) no significant deviation from linearity between both results exists and ii) both results are identical by statistical means. This is valid for both, the BONN-Risk-Index and the osmolality data. The differences in the BONN-Risk-Index results of both procedures of BONN-Risk-Index determination, however, exceed the clinically acceptable difference. Thus, determination of the urinary calcium oxalate crystallization risk from thawed urine samples cannot be recommended.


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    Carlos Augusto Pereira Viana


    Full Text Available Seria leviano desconsiderar que o debate travado entre Freud e Jung agregou valor à trajetória científica de ambos, mesmo em considerando a ruptura que definiria destinos diferentes para suas respectivas teorias. Os encontros e desencontros entre eles é analisado, com rigor e engenho crítico, por Felipe Jesuíno. Sigmund Freud, ao descobrir a realidade do inconsciente de seus pacientes, foi levado, também, a interessar-se por seu próprio inconsciente; dessa empreitada, surgiu a obra fundadora da psicanálise: A interpretação dos Sonhos. Esta, por sua vez, fundaria tanto uma nova teoria acerca da alma humana, como também um novo método de tratamento das neuroses, a Psicanálise - baseada na associação livre e na atenção flutuante, rompendo, assim, em definitivo, com as técnicas da psicoterapia alicerçada nos métodos sugestivos, sobretudo o hipnótico. Mesmo diante das grandes resistências ou da indiferença do meio científico a essa nova contribuição, não tardou que alguns eminentes estudiosos se acercassem de Freud, tal o interesse em torno dos ainda enigmáticos processos inconscientes. Tal foi o caso de Jung, que veio se juntar a Freud nos primórdios da criação do movimento psicanalítico, sendo acolhido por este com grande entusiasmo e com a esperança de que aquele seria de fundamental importância para que se fizesse a distinção entre a Psicanálise e o Judaísmo, pois Jung não era Judeu, ao contrário de muitos outros dos seus primeiros colaboradores. A partir de então, muitos foram os encontros, os estudos, a profícua correspondência ocorrido entre ambos, culminando inclusive com a viagem histórica que Jung acompanharia Freud aos Estados Unidos da América, onde este anunciou que viera trazer à peste à comunidade acadêmica americana, termo pelo que designou à sua descoberta. Um dos grandes temas de maior colaboração entre ambos foi o das psicoses, na época chamadas por Freud de neuroses narc

  19. Dostoevsky and Freud: Autonomy and addiction in gambling

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    Kingma, S.F.


    In this paper the modern ideal of "autonomous" or "pure" gambling is put forward in an analysis of Dostoevsky's gambling behavior, his novel The Gambler (1866) and Freud's psychoanalysis of Dostoevsky. The significance of The Gambler lies in the way conceptions of gambling are related to the social

  20. Explanations of Freud's Psychoanalysis Theories on the Lives and ...

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    This paper examines some of the various explanations of Freud's theories on a selected number of Western Artist and their works. It highlights the impact of his findings on the authenticity of the concept as regards, dreams, the Oedipus complex and imagery. Its objective is to prove that a number of Western European artist ...

  1. On Stories and Theories: In Appreciation of Miss Freud (United States)

    Cottle, Thomas J.


    In this article, the author reflects on Bert Cohler's essay "Desire, Teaching and Learning" and relates it to his teacher, Miss Anna Freud's story. The author asks whether it is possible that what one sees and hears, and encounters as teacher is only partially what is really out there in one's classroom and in the heads of one's students and…

  2. Freud, Adler, and Women: Powers of the "Weak" and "Strong." (United States)

    DeVitis, Joseph L.


    This article discusses Freud's original psychoanalytic notions on women and morality and their influence on constructions of personality, power, culture, and socioeducational change. Also discussed is Freudian critic Alfred Adler's use of a larger external lens to focus women's lives in a wider context of "social interest" and social…

  3. Freud on the Death Drive as Existence Without Tension. (United States)

    O'Connor, Brian


    Freud's notion of the death drive is complex and arguably ambiguous. This paper, however, proposes that Freud's thoughts on our organic dynamic towards tensionlessness provide us with a cohesive path through the diverse characteristics that are attributed to the death drive. The paper shows that Freud is interested in giving expression to a kind of disavowal of personhood that may present itself symptomatically. A tensionless state can be gained by a dynamic release of the individual from the pressures of the ego. This study critically sets out the line of analysis that brought Freud, in Beyond the Pleasure Principle, to introduce the notion of the death drive. The main work of the paper is to examine the meaning of the very idea of death as tensionlessness. A central contention will be that death has a figurative meaning when it is discussed in that context: it is the death of the ego. The idea of death as tensionlessness will be employed to explore a number of clinical interpretations of the relationship between the death drive and neurotic guilt and envy.

  4. Freud e Brentano: mais que um flerte filosófico = Freud and Brentano: more than a philosophical flirt

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    Cataldo-Maria, Thiago Marcellus de S.


    Full Text Available Não seria exagerado afirmar que a importância da relação entre Freud e Brentano tem sido negligenciada. Embora o tema não tenha sido ignorado, dentre os nomes que compõem a fileira dos que influenciaram Freud, o de Brentano certamente é um dos mais apagados. Este ensaio pretende sublinhar algumas marcas do filósofo nas formulações do metapsicólogo. Para tanto, começamos destacando as evidências históricas da estreiteza da relação Freud- Brentanto. Em seguida, investigamos o conceito de intencionalidade tendo em vista a proximidade das concepções de Freud e Brentano a respeito da representação em dois pontos principais: o primeiro é a impossibilidade de um ato de representação ocorrer na ausência de objeto representado e o segundo é o fato de o objeto representado não necessariamente existir enquanto coisa real. Após estes desenvolvimentos, finalizamos, apontando para outras marcas das concepções brentanianas na teoria freudiano e, portanto, para a riqueza desta linha de pesquisa

  5. Freud kon ook geestig zijn [Boekbespreking van: Lütkehaus, L. (Hrsg.), Freud zum Vergnügen

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    Thoomes, D.T.


    Humor is niet het eerste waar men aan denkt bij de psychoanalyse. Een serieuze wetenschappeljke benadering van psychische aandoeningen en patiënten met vaak zware klachten. Toch stelde Freud zich aan het begin van zijn loopbaan als therapeut ten doel om hysterische mensen te veranderen in 'gewone

  6. Closed-orbit correction using the new beam position monitor electronic of Elsa Bonn

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    Dietrich, J; Keil, J


    RF and digital electronics, developed at the Forschungszentrum Jülich/IKP were integrated to form the new beam position monitor (BPM) system at the Electron Stretcher Accelerator (ELSA) of the University of Bonn. With this system the preservation of the polarization level during acceleration was currently improved by a good correction of the closed-orbit. All BPM offsets relative to the magnetic quadrupole centers were determined by the method of beam-based alignment. The optics functions measured by the BPM system are in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

  7. Individual precipitates in Al alloys probed by the Bonn positron microprobe

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    Balarisi, Osman; Eich, Patrick; Haaks, Matz; Klobes, Benedikt; Korff, Bjoern; Maier, Karl; Sottong, Reinhard [Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik, Nussallee 14-16, 53115 Bonn (Germany); Huehne, Sven-Martin; Mader, Werner [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, Roemerstrasse 164, 53117 Bonn (Germany); Staab, Torsten [Fraunhofer ISC, Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Wuerzburg (Germany)


    Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) is a unique tool for the characterization of open-volume defects such as vacancies. Therefore, age hardenable Al alloys, whose decomposition is mainly driven by the vacancy mechanism of diffusion, are often characterized by PAS techniques. Nevertheless, probing the defect state of individual precipitates grown in Al alloys requires a focused positron beam and has not been carried out up to now. In this respect we present the first investigations of the defect state of individual precipitates utilizing the Bonn Positron Microprobe (BPM). Furthermore, the analysis of the experimental data has to be facilitated by theoretical calculations of the observables of positron annihilation spectroscopy.

  8. Thorvaldsens Jason med det gyldne skind som ophævelsen af antikken

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    Holm, Henrik


    Bertel Thorveldsen, Norma Bryson, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Kunsthistorie, æstetik, skulptur......Bertel Thorveldsen, Norma Bryson, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Kunsthistorie, æstetik, skulptur...

  9. Gradiva, Pigen der går fremad

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    Holm, Henrik


    Analyse af kopi i gips efter antikt relief, kaldet "Gradiva". Fra Sigmund Freud over Surrelismen til Alain Robbe-Grillet.......Analyse af kopi i gips efter antikt relief, kaldet "Gradiva". Fra Sigmund Freud over Surrelismen til Alain Robbe-Grillet....

  10. Dreaming scientists and scientific dreamers: Freud as a reader of French dream literature. (United States)

    Carroy, Jacqueline


    The argument of this paper is to situate The Interpretation of Dreams within an historical context. It is, therefore, impossible to believe Freud entirely when he staged himself in his letters to Fliess as a mere discoverer. In reality Freud also felt he belonged to a learned community of dream specialists, whom I call "dreaming scientists" and "scientific dreamers." Instead of speaking, as Ellenberger does, in terms of influence, I will be offering as an example a portrait of Freud as a reader of two French authors, Maury, and indirectly, Hervey de Saint-Denys. I will analyze how Freud staged himself as replacing Maury and dreaming sometimes like Hervey de Saint-Denys. My premise in this work is that we must forget Freud, in order to adventure into a learned dream culture peculiar to the nineteenth century. Only afterwards can we come back to Freud and place him in this context as a creative heir.

  11. Father and son: Freud revisits his Oedipus complex in Moses and Monotheism. (United States)

    Appelbaum, Jerome


    In this paper, I propose to understand Freud on his own terms and within his social, intellectual and psychological context. It is my hope that such an understanding will contribute in turn to our understanding of some of the sources of the creative process. Were it not for his fame, Freud's views on religion, history and art, would at best be but a footnote to these subjects. My contention is that Freud's writings on these subjects can contribute more to our understanding of Freud, the person, than they do to some of the subjects he is writing about. Toward this end I will focus on two of Freud's works, written more than 30 years apart, his early Moses of Michelangelo and his late-life work Moses and Monotheism, which reflect the considerable changes in Freud's thinking.

  12. Marx and Freud in Erich Fromm reading: some notes

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    Henrique Bisetto


    Full Text Available The theoretical apparatus used by Erich Fromm on his analysis of contemporary society is based on two main sources: Marx and Freud. The approach of these different chains of thought also happened with the critical theorists of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt, as Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse. Erich Fromm was member of the Institute, where he contributed decisively to the convergence of psychoanalysis and Marxism in the early years of this institution. Afterwards, he breaks his ties with the Institute and develops an original analysis of contemporary society, with the main theoretical framework being a singular way of reading the works of Marx and Freud.

  13. Deepening psychoanalytic listening: the marriage of Buddha and Freud. (United States)

    Rubin, Jeffrey B


    Freud (1912) delineated the ideal state of mind for therapists to listen, what he called "evenly hovering" or "evenly suspended attention." No one has ever offered positive recommendations for how to cultivate this elusive yet eminently trainable state of mind. This leaves an important gap in training and technique. What Buddhism terms meditation-non-judgmental attention to what is happening moment-to-moment-cultivates exactly the extraordinary, yet accessible, state of mind Freud was depicting. But genuine analytic listening requires one other quality: the capacity to decode or translate what we hear on the latent and metaphoric level-which meditation does not do. This is a crucial weakness of meditation. In this chapter I will draw on the best of the Western psychoanalytic and Eastern meditative traditions to illuminate how therapists could use meditation to cultivate "evenly hovering attention" and how a psychoanalytic understanding of the language and logic of the unconscious complements and enriches meditative attention.

  14. Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud's 1908 theory of cultural history. (United States)

    Cotti, Patricia


    In 1908, in his article "'Civilized" sexual morality and modern nervous illness', Freud presented neuroses as the consequence of a restrictive state of cultural development and its 'civilized morality'. He found the inspiration for this idea by expanding upon previous formulations in this area by his predecessors (notably Christian von Ehrenfels) that focused on a cultural process earlier introduced by Kant, while also integrating in his analysis the principles of Haeckel's evolutionism (history of development, recapitulation) which eventually re-defined the psychoanalytic theory of neuroses. These new theoretical elements became the basis of psychoanalytic theory and thereby influenced subsequent thinking in the cultural process itself and in human sciences. This transformation of underlying theory provided a unique historical and analytical framework for psychoanalysis which allowed Freud to claim for it a pre-eminent position among the human sciences.

  15. Freud's Jewish identity and psychoanalysis as a science. (United States)

    Richards, Arnold D


    Ludwik Fleck, the Polish philosopher of science, maintained that scientific discovery is influenced by social, political, historical, psychological, and personal factors. The determinants of Freud's Jewish identity are examined from this Fleckian perspective, as is the impact of that complex identity on his creation of psychoanalysis as a science. Three strands contributing to his Jewish identity are identified and explored: his commitment to the ideal of Bildung, the anti-Semitism of the times, and his "godlessness." Finally, the question is addressed of what it means that psychoanalysis was founded by a Jew. For Freud, psychoanalysis was a kind of liberation philosophy, an attempt to break free of his ethnic and religious inheritance. Yet it represented at the same time his ineradicable relationship with that inheritance. It encapsulated both the ambivalence of his Jewish identity and the creativity of his efforts to resolve it. © 2014 by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

  16. A PIXE mini-beam setup at the Bonn cyclotron for archeometric metal analyses

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    Weber, J.; Beier, T.; Diehl, U.; Lambrecht, D.; Mommsen, H.; Pantenburg, F.J.


    The exact analysis of the elemental composition at and around a soldering joint of an antique piece of jewelry can elucidate the joining technologies and give hints of the genuineness of the object. As analytical method we use PIXE, which is nondestructive, multielemental and with fundamental parameter calculations gives absolute concentration values. To obtain the necessary spot size of the H 2 + beam at the Bonn cyclotron we use a piezo-controlled diaphragm, whose demagnified image is focussed on the target by two magnetic quadrupole triplets. With an electrostatic deflector the beam spot of 0.1x0.3 mm 2 size can be moved 2 mm in each direction on the target. With a laser beam, which simulates the ion beam, an irregularly shaped archeological object can be positioned. The laser is also used to obtain the alignment of the target surface to the ion beam direction and the small beam size makes it easier to find a flat part on the surface of the object; both of these are important preconditions for using the fundamental parameter method. A scan over a joint of modern gold alloys demonstrates the ability to detect soldering joints. The analysis of four pieces of Roman gold jewelry found in the area of Cologne and Bonn shows examples of brazing with a solder as well as diffusion soldering. (orig.)

  17. On the Consequences of the U.S. Withdrawal from the Kyoto/Bonn Protocol

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    Buchner, B.; Cersosimo, I.; Carraro, C.


    The US decision not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and the recent outcomes of the Bonn and Marrakech Conferences of the Parties have important implications for both the effectiveness and the efficiency of future climate policies. Among these implications, those related with technical change and with the functioning of the international market for carbon emissions are particularly relevant, because these variables have the largest impact on the overall abatement cost to be borne by Annex B countries in the short and in the long run. This paper analyses the consequences of the US decision to withdraw from the Kyoto/Bonn Protocol both on technological innovation and on the price of emission permits (and, as a consequence, on abatement costs). A first goal is to assess the impact of the US defection on the price of permits and compliance costs when technological innovation and diffusion is taken into account (the model embodies international technological spillovers). A second goal is to understand for what reasons in the presence of endogenous and induced technical change the reduction of the price of permits is lower than in most empirical analyses recently circulated. A third goal is to assess the role of Russia in climate negotiations, its increased bargaining power and its eventual incentives to follow the US defections

  18. [Salzburg 1908. Karl Abraham caught between Freud and Jung]. (United States)

    van Schoonheten, Anna Bentinck


    The first psychoanalytic congress in Salzburg has often been described as a great success with one blemish: a conflict between Jung and Abraham, mainly caused by the rivalry in Abraham's behaviour. A new study of the material, and taking Abraham's perspective, provides a different view. Abraham, still a beginner in psychoanalysis, got in the way of Freud and Jung who at that time had a deep theoretical disagreement. In the end they both blamed Abraham.

  19. Letter to Freud: on the plight of psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Mendes, Dinah M


    In the form of a letter, the writer communicates to Freud her appreciation for the incomparable richness and complexity of the psychoanalytic enterprise in its century-long evolution from classical, Freudian origins to new developments in theory and technique. At the same time, concern is expressed about the continuity and survival of psychoanalysis in a cultural milieu that has absorbed its once radical ideas about sexuality and unconscious motivation while resisting its viability as a method of treatment.

  20. Freud and history before 1905: from defending to questioning the theory of a glorious past. (United States)

    Cotti, Patricia


    By sticking closely to Freud's use of the German term Geschichte (history, story) between 1894 and 1905, I will reveal two conceptions of history. The first one, the theory of the glorious past and its archaeological metaphor, which accompanied and sustained the seduction theory of cultural history. I will define how this change was determined by an evolution in Freud's conceptions of childhood prehistory and original history. I will also question how the history problem interfered with Freud's auto-analysis.

  1. The historical character of human nature in Freud's theories. (United States)

    Zilbersheid, Uri


    In Freud' theories of human development, human nature is described and analyzed as essentially historical. At the core of human history is the restructuring of the sexual instinct and the death instinct (or its unique form as destructive impulses). The conscious, asked-for shaping of these two instincts, under the rule of the "reality principle", forms the basis of human society at all stages. This conscious restructuring has also unintended, unasked-for results, which are part of the historically developing human nature. The historical choice has been the building of human society as a social complex based on the de-eroticization of both the individual and society. Freud suggested that the historical process of changing human nature and maintaining the achieved new structure has mainly been an enterprise of enlightened political elite, which has imposed (in all societies) the various elements of the new nature upon the ordinary people. Human history is essentially a deed of the political sphere. In viewing human nature as consisting of both asked-for and unasked-for results of human conscious purposeful activity Freud belongs to the same historical school as Marx.

  2. The ego according to Klein: return to Freud and beyond. (United States)

    Blass, Rachel B


    This paper explores fundamental dimensions of Melanie Klein's concept of the ego through a detailed study of the writings of Klein and her early colleagues (Paula Heimann, Susan Isaacs and Joan Riviere). The study examines three central issues: (a) the basic theoretical framework for Klein's conceptualization of the ego, and specifically how her conceptualization builds on Freud's structural and dual instinct models; (b) the processes involved in the development of the ego and its capacities (including the development from id to ego and from ego to superego); and (c) the view of the ego as an object of phantasy. Through this examination, the study demonstrates that Klein's conceptualization of the ego is firmly grounded both in Freud's formulations about the ego and in his theoretical and metapsychological approach to thinking about the ego. This counters the prevalent view that Klein was only focused on clinical understandings, unconcerned with theory and fuzzy in her abstract thinking. More specifically, it counters the view that Klein did not really have a concept of the ego in any well-structured sense of the term (Britton, 2003; Hinshelwood, 1994; Segal, 2001). The study considers the sources of these misconceived views. Finally, it argues that discarding such views allows us to appreciate better the richness of Klein's thinking, her theoretical affinities to Freud, and the role of theory in the development and justification of psychoanalysis. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  3. Il dottor Freud a proposito dell'arte (1925

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    Clive Bell


    Full Text Available Clive Bell (1881-1964, critico d’arte inglese appartenente al Gruppo di Bloomsbury, fu tra i fautori più decisi del formalismo in estetica. In questo articolo critica qui con ironica asprezza, la concezione dell’arte espressa da Freud in un noto passo dell’Introduzione alla Psicoanalisi, in cui l’artista viene descritto come una persona insoddisfatta che compensa attraverso l’arte i suoi bisogni pulsionali. Secondo Clive Bell il piacere dell’arte non nasce dall’appagamento di desiderio ma da una speciale emozione che riguarda solo la “Forma Significante”. “L’artista– scrive – non è alle prese… con la “sublimazione” delle sue normali brame, perché è alle prese con un problema totalmente al di fuori dell’esperienza normale. Il suo obbiettivo è creare una forma che debba corrispondere a un’idea estetica, non creare una forma che debba soddisfare le voglie inappagate del dottor Freud.” Conclude poi dicendo: “A me pare che il dottor Freud possa essere un eccellente psicoanalista; ma l’arte, sono certo, farebbe meglio a lasciarla stare.”

  4. Freud's dreams of reason: the Kantian structure of psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Tauber, Alfred I


    Freud (and later commentators) have failed to explain how the origins of psychoanalytical theory began with a positivist investment without recognizing a dual epistemological commitment: simply, Freud engaged positivism because he believed it generally equated with empiricism, which he valued, and he rejected "philosophy," and, more specifically, Kantianism, because of the associated transcendental qualities of its epistemology. But this simple dismissal belies a deep investment in Kant's formulation of human reason, in which rationality escapes natural cause and thereby bestows humans with cognitive and moral autonomy. Freud also segregated human rationality: he divided the mind between (1) an unconscious grounded in the biological and thus subject to its own laws, and (2) a faculty of autonomous reason, lodged in consciousness and free of natural forces to become the repository of interpretation and free will. Psychoanalysis thus rests upon a basic Kantian construction, whereby reason, through the aid of analytic techniques, provides a detached scrutiny of the natural world, i.e. the unconscious mental domain. Further, sovereign reason becomes the instrument of self-knowing in the pursuit of human perfection. Herein lies the philosophical foundation of psychoanalytic theory, a beguiling paradox in which natural cause and autonomous reason - determinism and freedom - are conjoined despite their apparent logical exclusion.

  5. Wittgenstein's personality and his relations with Freud's thought. (United States)

    Mancia, Mauro


    In this contribution the author examines the connections between Wittgenstein's personality and his attitude to Freud's psychoanalytic theories in the light of biographies of the philosopher, published exchanges of letters between him and his sisters, his 'secret' diaries from the time of the First World War, his diaries from the nineteen-thirties and the writings in which he discusses Freud and psychoanalysis. The paper quotes liberally from all these sources. Following an account of Wittgenstein's cultural and family background in Vienna and his subsequent peripatetic life, hypotheses are presented concerning his personality, sexuality and 'internal' theology, together with some ideas about his relationship with his family (in particular, his parents and sisters) and his critique of Freud's theories, with particular reference to dreams and their interpretation. Wittgenstein emerges as a highly original philosopher who is, however, emotionally disturbed and restless. His personality is found to have narcissistic aspects that moulded his behaviour and thought, and the author contends that his mental suffering caused him to apply psychological and psychoanalytic categories to his philosophy.

  6. The polarized proton and deuteron beam at the Bonn isochronous cyclotron

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    Bauer, K G; Enders, R; Hammon, W; Krause, K D; Lesemann, D; Scholzen, A [Bonn Univ. (F.R. Germany). Inst. fuer Angewandte Physik; Euler, K; Schueller, B [Bonn Univ. (F.R. Germany). Inst. fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik


    The present state of the polarized proton and deuteron source at the Bonn cyclotron is described. The source, which is of the atomic beam type, gives typical ion beam intensities of 2 for protons and 3 for deuterons. The overall transmission from the source to the first stopper after extraction from the cyclotron is 3%. Target currents with an energy resolution E/ are 20 nA for deuterons and 10 nA for protons. For the proton beam, a polarization P=-0.71 was measured. For the deuteron beam, a pure vector polarization Psub(z)=-0.47 or various mixtures of vector and tensor polarization are obtained.

  7. Microcomputer development at Bonn and its application in FADC data reduction

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    Mertens, V.; Schmitt, H. von der.


    With the 16/32-bit microprocessors 68K, high CPU performance (comparable to a VAX 11/780) and large address space (several Mbytes) become available for data processing on the crate level. Some software effort is necessary to take full advantage of such devices. For the Camac environment, an ACC (auxiliary crate controller) based on the 68K has been built at Bonn. Fortran-77 with specific support of real-time applications in the crate environment is made available as portable cross software. A comprehensive compiler-writing language has been developed and employed for this purpose, offering the flexibility to adapt the compiler to specific hardware conditions. A first application of this hardware/software system in FADC data reduction is described. (orig.)

  8. Freud on Sexual Trauma: An Historical Review of Seduction and Betrayal. (United States)

    Westerlund, Elaine


    An historical review of the development and rejection of Freud's seduction theory. Freud's interpretation of seduction as real sexual acts gave way to his conclusion that his patients' reports derived from fantasy, though his view of the significance of childhood sexual trauma in the etiology of neurosis remained steady. Examines the relationship…

  9. A note on the zeros of Freud-Sobolev orthogonal polynomials (United States)

    Moreno-Balcazar, Juan J.


    We prove that the zeros of a certain family of Sobolev orthogonal polynomials involving the Freud weight function e-x4 on are real, simple, and interlace with the zeros of the Freud polynomials, i.e., those polynomials orthogonal with respect to the weight function e-x4. Some numerical examples are shown.

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7917] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Lucian Freud: Portraits'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations... April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Lucian Freud...

  11. Wittgenstein, Freud, Dreaming and Education: Psychoanalytic Explanation as "Une Facon de Parler" (United States)

    Marshall, James D.


    Freud saw the dream as occupying a very important position in his theoretical model. If there were to be problems with his theoretical account of the dream then this would impinge upon proposed therapy and, of course, education as the right balance between the instincts and the institution of culture. Wittgenstein, whilst stating that Freud was…

  12. Freud's treatment of the feminine with reference to his theory of the ...

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    This study argues that Freud's treatment of the feminine is largely phallogocentric thereby providing an invaluable basis for criticism of the structure of phallogocentrism. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the critical direction of Freud's views on femininity as revealed in his theory of the Oedipus complex, relating it both ...

  13. Freud-2/CC2D1B mediates dual repression of the serotonin-1A receptor gene. (United States)

    Hadjighassem, Mahmoud R; Galaraga, Kimberly; Albert, Paul R


    The serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) receptor functions as a pre-synaptic autoreceptor in serotonin neurons that regulates their activity, and is also widely expressed on non-serotonergic neurons as a post-synaptic heteroreceptor to mediate serotonin action. The 5-HT1A receptor gene is strongly repressed by a dual repressor element (DRE), which is recognized by two proteins: Freud-1/CC2D1A and another unknown protein. Here we identify mouse Freud-2/CC2D1B as the second repressor of the 5-HT1A-DRE. Freud-2 shares 50% amino acid identity with Freud-1, and contains conserved structural domains. Mouse Freud-2 bound specifically to the rat 5-HT1A-DRE adjacent to, and partially overlapping, the Freud-1 binding site. By supershift assay using nuclear extracts from L6 myoblasts, Freud-2-DRE complexes were distinguished from Freud-1-DRE complexes. Freud-2 mRNA and protein were detected throughout mouse brain and peripheral tissues. Freud-2 repressed 5-HT1A promoter-reporter constructs in a DRE-dependent manner in non-neuronal (L6) or 5-HT1A-expressing neuronal (NG108-15, RN46A) cell models. In NG108-15 cells, knockdown of Freud-2 using a specific short-interfering RNA reduced endogenous Freud-2 protein levels and decreased Freud-2 bound to the 5-HT1A-DRE as detected by chromatin immunoprecipitation assay, but increased 5-HT1A promoter activity and 5-HT1A protein levels. Taken together, these data show that Freud-2 is the second component that, with Freud-1, mediates dual repression of the 5-HT1A receptor gene at the DRE. © 2010 The Authors. European Journal of Neuroscience © 2010 Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  14. Theoretical trajectories: Dreams and dreaming from Freud to Bion. (United States)

    Vinocur Fischbein, Susana; Miramón, Beatriz


    This paper aims at comparing Freud's and Bion's conceptual models on dreams and dreaming. Beyond both authors' shared disposition vis-à-vis problems posed by knowledge, a critical gap opens regarding their differing clinical practices. It is hypothesized that their ideas do not belong to irreconcilable paradigms, but that there are continuities besides discontinuities more frequently highlighted between Freudian statements on psychic functioning--described in his theory on dreams--and Bion's findings in his development of both the original theory and the connections between dreaming and thinking. Firstly, Freud's and Bion's epistemological sources are examined as well as their creative use and historical environment. Then certain general theoretical and clinical issues are considered concerning their theories on dreams, the evolution of their ideas and corresponding clinical contexts. In a third section, their confluences and dissimilarities are dealt with, including clinical vignettes belonging to the authors to illustrate their interpretative modes of working. This is meant to show both an implicit theoretical-clinical complementarity and the fact that, though their routes bifurcate about the function of dreams, there remain connecting paths. Lastly, the final remarks review certain issues that have frequently been controversial between these lines of thought. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  15. Freud's 'transference': Clinical technique in the 'Rat Man' case and theoretical conceptualization compared. (United States)

    Diercks, Michael


    A considerable gap exists between clinical psychoanalytic concepts and psychoanalytic practice. It can be traced back to the early beginnings of psychoanalysis and to Freud's own handling of concepts that he had developed himself. Focusing on the concept of 'transference' that Freud in several steps coined so precisely from his experiences with hysteric patients and especially from his understanding of the 'Dora' case, it can be shown that he - seen from today - could not fully apply the meaning of his own concept in the later treatment of the so-called 'Rat Man'. Freud's 'Original record of the case' is used to scrutinize his way of understanding and handling the transference with this patient. To a substantial extent transference as well as counter-transference was rather enacted than understood in this case, partly due to Freud's own personal and scientific interests and to his ambitions to use this case as a demonstration of his therapeutic approach. In order to show this, it is unavoidable to correct several blurry or even misleading passages of Strachey's translation. Findings from numerous workshops using 'comparative clinical methods' indicate that up till now we analysts - like Freud - have great difficulties in applying Freud's incredible insight that "a whole series of former psychic experiences comes alive not as the past but as the present relationship to the person of the physician" (Freud, 1905c [1901], p. 279/280, my translation). Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  16. Human Freud-2/CC2D1B: a novel repressor of postsynaptic serotonin-1A receptor expression. (United States)

    Hadjighassem, Mahmoud R; Austin, Mark C; Szewczyk, Bernadeta; Daigle, Mireille; Stockmeier, Craig A; Albert, Paul R


    Altered expression of serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) receptors, both presynaptic in the raphe nuclei and post-synaptic in limbic and cortical target areas, has been implicated in mood disorders such as major depression and anxiety. Within the 5-HT1A receptor gene, a powerful dual repressor element (DRE) is regulated by two protein complexes: Freud-1/CC2D1A and a second, unknown repressor. Here we identify human Freud-2/CC2D1B, a Freud-1 homologue, as the second repressor. Freud-2 distribution was examined with Northern and Western blot, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, and immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence; Freud-2 function was examined by electrophoretic mobility shift, reporter assay, and Western blot. Freud-2 RNA was widely distributed in brain and peripheral tissues. Freud-2 protein was enriched in the nuclear fraction of human prefrontal cortex and hippocampus but was weakly expressed in the dorsal raphe nucleus. Freud-2 immunostaining was co-localized with 5-HT1A receptors, neuronal and glial markers. In prefrontal cortex, Freud-2 was expressed at similar levels in control and depressed male subjects. Recombinant hFreud-2 protein bound specifically to 5' or 3' human DRE adjacent to the Freud-1 site. Human Freud-2 showed strong repressor activity at the human 5-HT1A or heterologous promoter in human HEK-293 5-HT1A-negative cells and neuronal SK-N-SH cells, a model of postsynaptic 5-HT1A receptor-positive cells. Furthermore, small interfering RNA knockdown of endogenous hFreud-2 expression de-repressed 5-HT1A promoter activity and increased levels of 5-HT1A receptor protein in SK-N-SH cells. Human Freud-2 binds to the 5-HT1A DRE and represses the human 5-HT1A receptor gene to regulate its expression in non-serotonergic cells and neurons.

  17. Stress-induced alterations in 5-HT1A receptor transcriptional modulators NUDR and Freud-1. (United States)

    Szewczyk, Bernadeta; Kotarska, Katarzyna; Daigle, Mireille; Misztak, Paulina; Sowa-Kucma, Magdalena; Rafalo, Anna; Curzytek, Katarzyna; Kubera, Marta; Basta-Kaim, Agnieszka; Nowak, Gabriel; Albert, Paul R


    The effect of stress on the mRNA and protein level of the 5-HT1A receptor and two of its key transcriptional modulators, NUDR and Freud-1, was examined in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus (Hp) using rodent models: olfactory bulbectomy (OB) and prenatal stress (PS) in male and female rats; chronic mild stress in male rats (CMS) and pregnancy stress. In PFC, CMS induced the most widespread changes, with significant reduction in both mRNA and protein levels of NUDR, 5-HT1A receptor and in Freud-1 mRNA; while in Hp 5-HT1A receptor and Freud-1 protein levels were also decreased. In male, but not female OB rats PFC Freud-1 and 5-HT1A receptor protein levels were reduced, while in Hp 5-HT1A receptor, Freud-1 and NUDR mRNA's but not protein were reduced. In PS rats PFC 5-HT1A receptor protein was reduced more in females than males; while in Hp Freud-1 protein was increased in females. In pregnancy stress, PFC NUDR, Freud-1 and 5-HT1A protein receptor levels were reduced, and in HP 5-HT1A receptor protein levels were also reduced; in HP only NUDR and Freud-1 mRNA levels were reduced. Overall, CMS and stress during pregnancy produced the most salient changes in 5-HT1A receptor and transcription factor expression, suggesting a primary role for altered transcription factor expression in chronic regulation of 5-HT1A receptor expression. By contrast, OB (in males) and PS (in females) produced gender-specific reductions in PFC 5-HT1A receptor protein levels, suggesting a role for post-transcriptional regulation. These and previous data suggest that chronic stress might be a key regulator of NUDR/Freud-1 gene expression.

  18. Working with Research Integrity-Guidance for Research Performing Organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement. (United States)

    Forsberg, Ellen-Marie; Anthun, Frank O; Bailey, Sharon; Birchley, Giles; Bout, Henriette; Casonato, Carlo; Fuster, Gloria González; Heinrichs, Bert; Horbach, Serge; Jacobsen, Ingrid Skjæggestad; Janssen, Jacques; Kaiser, Matthias; Lerouge, Inge; van der Meulen, Barend; de Rijcke, Sarah; Saretzki, Thomas; Sutrop, Margit; Tazewell, Marta; Varantola, Krista; Vie, Knut Jørgen; Zwart, Hub; Zöller, Mira


    This document presents the Bonn PRINTEGER Consensus Statement: Working with Research Integrity-Guidance for research performing organisations. The aim of the statement is to complement existing instruments by focusing specifically on institutional responsibilities for strengthening integrity. It takes into account the daily challenges and organisational contexts of most researchers. The statement intends to make research integrity challenges recognisable from the work-floor perspective, providing concrete advice on organisational measures to strengthen integrity. The statement, which was concluded February 7th 2018, provides guidance on the following key issues: § 1. Providing information about research integrity § 2. Providing education, training and mentoring § 3. Strengthening a research integrity culture § 4. Facilitating open dialogue § 5. Wise incentive management § 6. Implementing quality assurance procedures § 7. Improving the work environment and work satisfaction § 8. Increasing transparency of misconduct cases § 9. Opening up research § 10. Implementing safe and effective whistle-blowing channels § 11. Protecting the alleged perpetrators § 12. Establishing a research integrity committee and appointing an ombudsperson § 13. Making explicit the applicable standards for research integrity.

  19. ELSA - one year of experience with the Bonn Electron Stretcher Accelerator

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    Althoff, K.H.; Drachenfels, W.v.; Dreist, A.; Husmann, D.; Neckenig, M.; Nuhn, H.D.; Schillo, M.; Schittko, F.J.; Wermelskirchen, C.


    One and a half year ago the Bonn Electron Stretcher Accelerator ELSA came into operation. Since then detailed machine studies have been performed between 0.5 and 2 GeV. The control system proved to be a valuable tool for operating the machine. Injection into ELSA including the fast extraction out of the 2.5 GeV booster-synchrotron has been investigated. The adjustment of dipoles and quadrupoles has been checked by closed orbit measurements. The slow extraction at a third integer resonance has been studied in detail. Extraction times up to 200 msec with a duty factor of about 35% are possible. For synchrotron radiation experiments the accumulation and storage of high currents up to 275 mA in ELSA was tested. The beam lifetime (1/e point) at 30 mA is in the order of 15 min. (due to vacuum limitations). Since one year the three experiments have been supplied with external beams. (author) 3 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab

  20. Acceleration of polarized electrons in the Bonn electron-accelerator facility ELSA

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    Hoffmann, M.


    The future medium energy physics program at the electron stretcher accelerator ELSA of Bonn University mainly relies on experiments using polarized electrons in the energy range from 1 to 3.2 GeV. To prevent depolarization during acceleration in the circular accelerators several depolarizing resonances have to be corrected for. Intrinsic resonances are compensated using two pulsed betatron tune jump quadrupoles. The influence of imperfection resonances is successfully reduced applying a dynamic closed orbit correction in combination with an empirical harmonic correction on the energy ramp. Both types of resonances and the correction techniques have been studied in detail. The imperfection resonances were used to calibrate the energy of the stretcher ring with high accuracy. A new technique to extract the beam with horizontal oriented polarization was successfully installed. For all energies a polarized electron beam with more than 50% polarization can now be supplied to the experiments at ELSA, which is demonstrated by measurements using a Moeller polarimeter installed in the external beamline. (orig.)

  1. [Conversations with the Sphinx. Images of Greek myth in Freud's collection]. (United States)

    Burke, Janine


    In Freud's art collection, the myth of Oedipus, a central tenet of psychoanalysis, is represented by several Greek statues and vases, as well as a reproduction of Ingres' painting. Originally a protective male Egyptian deity, in Greek myth, the Sphinx was female and associated with death. In addition, Freud had sculptures of Medusa the Gorgon, a terrifying winged female, and of provocative Baubo, both also figuring in his writings. By describing these works of art and some of their mythological ramifications, the author suggests that they represented aspects of feminity not really covered by Freud's theories.

  2. From the dreams of a generation to the theory of dreams: Freud's Roman dreams. (United States)

    Meghnagi, David


    In The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud's interpretation of oedipal desires does not occur at the expense of historical and personal desires, which are always there as a backdrop. In the relentless examination of his own dreams that Freud makes in order to show the mechanisms inherent in all oneiric deformation, we are also led to another, specifically historical, aspect of the issue of Jewish emancipation, which he experiences at first hand. By analysing his own dreams, Freud not only shows us the mechanisms governing dream formation, but also develops a pointed critique of his contemporary society and its prejudices. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  3. Psychoanalysis and detective fiction: a tale of Freud and criminal storytelling. (United States)

    Yang, Amy


    Much has been written about Freud's influence on popular culture. This article addresses the influence of literature on Freud's psychoanalytical theory, specifically the role that modern detective fiction played in shaping Freudian theory. Edgar Allan Poe gave Freud the literary precedent; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes gave him the analytical model. In turn, the world of crime story-telling embedded Freudian theories in subsequent forms, spinning the tales of crime into a journey into the human mind. As these tales were popularized on the silver screen in the early 20th century, psychoanalytical ideas moved from the lecture halls into the cultural mainstream.

  4. Low-energy neutron-proton analyzing power and the new Bonn potential and Paris potential predictions

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    Tornow, W.; Howell, C.R.; Roberts, M.L.; Felsher, P.D.; Chen, Z.M.; Walter, R.L.; Mertens, G.; Slaus, I.


    Instrumental asymmetries recently observed by Haeberli and co-workers, limit the accuracy of neutron-proton analyzing power A/sub y/(θ) data. These instrumental effects are discussed and calculated for previously published n-p A/sub y/(θ) data at 16.9 MeV. To enable these calculations, the analyzing power for the 2 H(d-arrow-right,n) 3 He reaction was measured at small angles. Additional n-p A/sub y/(θ) data at extreme backward angles, obtained via proton recoil detection, are also reported for this energy in this paper. The composite data set is compared to calculations based on the new Bonn NN potential, the Paris NN potential, and to the recent NN phase-shift solution of Arndt. In addition, a detailed comparison between A/sub y/(θ) calculated from the new Bonn and the Paris potentials between 10 and 50 MeV is shown to reveal unexpectedly large relative differences. The experimental data in this energy range are better described by the Paris potential than by the new Bonn potential

  5. Freud's free clinics: a tale of two continents. (United States)

    Richards, Arnold


    Two important schools of thought began in the nineteenth century in Central Europe: Marxism and psychoanalysis. They had much common but there were significant differences. The Marxist influence on early psychoanalysts played out in one way in Europe and another way in the United States. Freud and his Austro-Marxist colleagues were committed to human welfare and social justice. They established a network of clinics that offered psychoanalysis to patients of limited means. The free clinics movement did not cross the Atlantic. There was a cohort of Marxists in the United States who belonged to the United States Communist Party. They were not publicly socially committed, but this paper will try to show that their Marxism influenced their psychoanalytic theory, practice, and politics.

  6. Withstanding trauma: the significance of Emma Eckstein's circumcision to Freud's Irma dream. (United States)

    Bonomi, Carlo


    The author considers the medical rationale for Wilhelm Fliess's operation on Emma Eckstein's nose in February 1895 and interprets the possible role that this played in Freud's dream of Irma's injection five months later. The author's main argument is that Emma likely endured female castration as a child and that she therefore experienced the surgery to her nose in 1895 as a retraumatization of her childhood trauma. The author further argues that Freud's unconscious identification with Emma, which broke through in his dream of Irma's injection with resistances and apotropaic defenses, served to accentuate his own "masculine protest". The understanding brought to light by the present interpretation of Freud's Irma dream, when coupled with our previous knowledge of Freud, allows us to better grasp the unconscious logic and origins of psychoanalysis itself.(1.) © 2013 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  7. [1400 hours of analysis with Freud: Viktor von Dirsztay. A biographical sketch]. (United States)

    May, Ulrike


    On the basis of mostly unpublished sources, the author reconstructs the life of the Hungarian writer Viktor von Dirsztay (1884?-1935) who was personally acquainted with many expressionist artists and writers, e. g. with Karl Kraus, Oskar Kokoschka, Herwarth Walden, Walter Hasenclever, Hermann Broch and Arthur Schnitzler. This association puts Freud into closer proximity with the cultural avantgarde of his times than previously realized. Between 1910 and 1920 Dirsztay underwent several phases of analysis with Freud; then he was treated by Theodor Reik. The overall length of his analysis with Freud is almost unparalleled. The article discusses whether and in which way Dirsztay's writings might have been influenced by his analyses and how Freud and Reik might have drawn upon their experiences with this patient. It is argued that likely references can be discovered in both authors' theories of masochism. There is an intriguing late remark of Dirsztay's that he was "ruined by analysis".

  8. Infantile sexuality: Its place in the conceptual developments of Anna Freud and Donald W. Winnicott. (United States)

    Joyce, Angela


    This essay explores the place of infantile sexuality in the theories of Anna Freud and Donald W Winnicott. Both Anna Freud and D.W. Winnicott incorporated and at the same time changed the classical psychoanalytic account of infantile sexuality and the instinctual drives. Whilst Anna Freud remained closer to her father's original conceptualization, she developed a multidimensional model of development which gave the drives a foundational status whist also maintaining their significance in giving meaning and texture to children's subjective experience. Winnicott also retained much of S. Freud's original theorizing except that in a fundamental way he turned it on its head when considering earliest development. For him the establishment of the self was paramount, and the drives and infantile sexuality merely served to give substance to that self. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  9. On the asserted clash between the Freud and the Bianchi identities (United States)

    Antoci, S.


    Through a constructive method it is shown that the claim advanced in recent times about a clash that should occur between the Freud and the Bianchi identities in Einstein's general theory of relativity is based on a faulty argument.

  10. VME online system of the Bonn polarized nucleon targets and polarization measurements on NH3

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    Thiel, W.


    The measurement of spin observables is the main purpose of the PHOENICS detector at the Bonn Electron Accelerator ELSA. Therefore a new frosen spin target was built allowing any spin orientation by means of two perpendicular holding fields and the use of a polarizing field up to 7 Tesla. With a vertical dilution refrigerator the polarization can be frozen at a temperature of 70 mK. This thesis describe a VME based control and monitor system for the various parts of this target. It mainly consists of a VIP processor together with different kinds of I/O and interface boards. Caused by its modular structure in hard- and software it can be easyly set up to control and monitor different hardware environments. A menu and command oriented user interface running on an ATARI computer allows a comfortable operation. Secondly the new NMR system is described in detail. It is based on the Liferpool module allowing a dispersion user interface running on an ATARI computer allows a comfortable operation. Secondly the new NMR system is described in detail. It is based on the Liverpool module allowing a dispersion free detection and a simple adjustment to different magnetic fields. A similar VME system takes care of all the necessary task for the polarization measurements. Fast optodecoupled analog I/O modules a e used as an interface to the NMR hardware. Finally the first measurements with this target are presented. Using NH 3 as target material and a polarizing field of 3.5 Tesla a proton polarization of +94% and -100% could be achieved. By lowering the magnetic field to 0.35 Tesla a superradiance effect was observed. (orig.)

  11. Comment la bonne Ligue sauva la monarchie. 1593 selon Nicolas Lefèvre de Lezeau

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    Fabrice Micallef


    Full Text Available Le chapitre III de la Vie de Marillac par Lefèvre de Lezeau est consacré au passé ligueur du garde des sceaux. Justifier l’appartenance au parti catholique n’est pas une chose facile dans la France du milieu du xviie qui considère majoritairement les ligueurs comme des fanatiques violents ou comme des hypocrites, vendus aux puissances étrangères, notamment l’Espagne. La réhabilitation menée par l’auteur consiste à dire que Marillac faisait partie d’une « bonne ligue », représentée notamment au parlement de Paris. C’est cette bonne ligue parlementaire qui en juin 1593, sous l’impulsion de Marillac, aurait sauvé la monarchie en promulguant le célèbre arrêt Lemaître, cassant toutes les décisions que les états généraux étaient susceptibles de prendre pour transmettre la couronne de France à un prince étranger. Nous avons choisi d’étudier cette source en posant trois questions.1 Les événements rapportés par l’auteur sont-ils crédibles ? Ces faits semblent exacts dans l’ensemble. Mais le point central de la démonstration, à savoir le rôle essentiel de Marillac, n’est à ce jour étayé par aucune autre source. 2 Que nous apprend ce document sur les pratiques d’historien de Lefèvre de Lezeau ? Plusieurs indices nous laissent penser que ce texte pourrait être à l’origine autonome, et aurait été tardivement inséré par l’auteur dans sa Vie de Marillac.3 Quelle est la stratégie d’écriture de l’auteur ? La réhabilitation de la bonne Ligue est rendue acceptable car elle se fait au miroir du parti royaliste : comme le royaliste, le bon ligueur est modéré, courageux, il a le sens de l’état, et c’est un « bon français », gallican et opposé aux ambitions espagnoles. Mais derrière ces éléments consensuels, l’auteur ne remet pas en cause la légitimité de la Ligue ; il en fait même le premier instrument de la Providence pour pacifier la France. Subrepticement

  12. [Freud's abstract of "A contribution to the option of neurosis" (1913). Publication and commentary]. (United States)

    May, Ulrike


    The text, which is published here for the first time, summarizes the paper Freud presented to the IPA congress in Munich. A short commentary highlights the circumstances under which the paper was written and the reasons why the abstract remained unpublished. It also sketches the historical significance of the paper in terms of the problem of the option of neurosis, in particular obsessional neurosis, of the development of Freud's sexual theory and of the relation of his views to those of Ernest Jones.

  13. Blacked-out spaces: Freud, censorship and the re-territorialization of mind. (United States)

    Galison, Peter


    Freud's analogies were legion: hydraulic pipes, military recruitment, magic writing pads. These and some three hundred others took features of the mind and bound them to far-off scenes--the id only very partially resembles an uncontrollable horse, as Freud took pains to note. But there was one relation between psychic and public act that Freud did not delimit in this way: censorship, the process that checked memories and dreams on their way to the conscious. (Freud dubbed the relation between internal and external censorship a 'parallel' rather than a limited analogy.) At first, Freud likened this suppression to the blacking out of texts at the Russian frontier. During the First World War, he suffered, and spoke of suffering under, Viennese postal and newspaper censorship--Freud was forced to leave his envelopes unsealed, and to recode or delete content. Over and over, he registered the power of both internal and public censorship in shared form: distortion, anticipatory deletion, softenings, even revision to hide suppression. Political censorship left its mark as the conflict reshaped his view of the psyche into a society on a war footing, with homunculus-like border guards sifting messages as they made their way--or did not--across a topography of mind.

  14. A teoria da libido em Freud como uma hipótese especulativa Freud's theory of libido as a speculative hypothesis

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    Leopoldo Fulgencio


    Full Text Available Comenta-se a distinção freudiana entre a sexualidade, como um fato observável, e a libido, como uma hipótese especulativa, mostrando que, para Freud, a suposição de uma energia específica para a pulsão sexual corresponde a um conceito que tem validade apenas instrumental - ou seja, heurística - não sendo uma referência empírica objetiva. Salienta-se que Freud não considera os conceitos desse tipo - especulativos - o fundamento da sua ciência, mas sim o cume substituível do edifício teórico da psicanálise. Esse tipo de interpretação da obra de Freud, que o integra na história da filosofia e da ciência alemãs, permite não só compreender a psicanálise como uma ciência numa perspectiva heurística, como também possibilita uma análise dos desenvolvimentos da psicanálise levando em conta a diferença entre dados empíricos e teóricos (especulativos, e explicando, assim, em que sentido a teoria psicanalítica é considerada por Freud como provisória e sempre aberta a revisões.This article comments on the Freudian distinction between sexuality, as an observable fact, and libido, as a speculative hypothesis, demonstrating that, for Freud, the supposition of a specific energy for sexual drive corresponds to a concept that has only instrumental - or heuristic - validity rather than an objective empirical reference. It is also pointed out that Freud does not consider the concepts of this type - speculative - to be the basis of his science, but the replaceable apogee of the theoretical edifice of psychoanalysis. This type of interpretation of Freud's work,, which integrates it in the history of German philosophy and science, permits not only the comprehension of psychoanalysis as a science from a heuristic perspective but also makes possible an analysis of the developments of psychoanalysis that takes into account the difference between empirical and theoretical (speculative data, explaining in what sense the psychoanalytical

  15. Eros and Thanatos: A Nondualistic Interpretation: The Dynamic of Drives in Personal and Civilizational Development From Freud to Marcuse. (United States)

    Kli, Maria


    The Freudian theory of drives gave prominence to the idea that there is an inherent principle of entropy, a tendency for dissolution of life, referred to as the Death drive, or Thanatos. Freud recognized a counterbalancing tendency for sustaining life, known as the Life drive, or Eros. The psychoanalytical expounding of the struggle of Eros and Thanatos in the context of the civilizational process sparked the philosophical critique of civilization. Although Freud tended to consider repression an indispensable dimension of this process, the author proposes in this paper that Herbert Marcuse's political critique took Freud's metapsychology further philosophically, suggesting a nondualistic interpretation of Freud's position.

  16. Para além da saúde e da doença: o caminho de Freud Beyond health and illness: the path of Freud

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    Magali Milene Silva


    Full Text Available Tenta-se ressaltar como o caminho trilhado por Freud na concepção dos conceitos de saúde e doença se diferencia do modo dicotômico como em geral a separação entre esses conceitos é pensada pela saúde mental. Trava-se uma discussão acerca de algumas construções freudianas fundamentais: o estudo da sexualidade sem perspectiva normalizadora; o uso de diagnósticos que ultrapassam a bipartição entre saudável e doente; e uma proposta de tratamento que não visa apenas a eliminação da doença. Freud inaugura com isso uma nova lógica, nomeada aqui como um "entre caminhos".This article emphasizes how the path followed by Freud in the elaboration of the concepts of health and illness differs from the dichotomist manner in which they are generally thought of in the area of Mental Health. There is a discussion on some of the fundamental Freudian constructions: the study of the sexuality without a perspective of normalization; the use of diagnosis that overwhelm the bipartition regarding the healthy and the sick; and a treatment proposal that does not simply aim at the elimination of the illness. Freud inaugurates, therefore, a new logic, named in this paper as a "between paths".

  17. Safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy - an IAEA perspective. Address. Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Auswaertige Politik, Bonn, 17 April 1998

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    ElBaradei, M.


    The document reproduces the text of the conference given by the Director General of the IAEA at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Auswaertige Politik in Bonn on 17 April 1998. After a presentation of the Agency's role in the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy, the conference gives an overview of the main issues facing nuclear energy in the following three major areas: the contribution of nuclear energy to economic and social development, nuclear safety, and verification. In the last part, the Director General makes some comments about the future

  18. Bonnes et mauvaises pratiques dans les corpus consacrés aux sexualités numériques.


    Perea, François


    Si les corpus sensibles sont caractérisés par la présence de données personnelles et intimes, l’observation de transactions sexuelles en ligne (forums de masturbation, petites annonces de rencontre sans lendemain…) ou pornographiques mettant en scène des couples amateurs (en une forme extrême du principe d’extimité) constitue un terrain privilégié de questionnement sur leurs aspects techniques, éthique et moraux. Si les obligations légales et les « bonnes pratiques » professionnelles (Baude, ...

  19. Three visits to eternity: Freud, Wiesel, and Patient X. (United States)

    Weiss, S S


    Freud's experience on the Acropolis is reviewed and reappraised. Also, the experience of Elie Wiesel at the Wall in Jerusalem and Patient X's reaction visiting an Egyptian temple are examined. Carl Jung's wish to go to Rome and his inability to do so are noted. The aim of the paper is to offer deeper understanding about intense reactions many sensitive and creative people experience over travel to special places. These places are treated as idealized and ambivalently loved transference objects. Normal anticipatory pleasure prior to the trip is impaired and reality pleasure at the site cannot be enjoyed. When these spots are reached, ego regression is initiated by the intolerably intense narcissistic pleasure mobilized by the gratification of fantasies that were felt to be unrealizable. The fantasies can be conscious or unconscious and from oedipal as well as preoedipal and postoedipal developmental levels; however, they always involve the fulfillment of overwhelmingly powerful wishes. The deep ego regression, archaic fantasies, and the complex defenses mobilized are frightening since there may also be concern about ego dissolution or irreversible transformation. One highly adaptive solution which helps master these conflictual and developmental experiences is creative ego activity. While maintaining integrity for the individual ego and enhancing the self, creative work and accomplishment also enrich and advance the cultural process.

  20. Anna Freud and the Holocaust: mourning and survival guilt. (United States)

    Hartman, John J


    This article explores the period of Anna Freud's life after she was informed of the deaths of her aunts in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Understanding of this period may be enhanced by consideration of the role of the Holocaust in her complicated mourning process. A series of her dreams is re-examined from the point of view of survivor guilt and the complicated mourning of her father in the context of the Holocaust. It is argued that unconscious reproaches against her father led to an identification with him that included his 'decision' to leave his sisters in Vienna. Survivor guilt in relation to her aunts' murders is seen as one of the complicating factors in the mourning process. In addition the article discusses the possible role of this period, particularly her work with child concentration camp survivors, in her post-war writing. The noted duality in her work between innovation and conservatism is explored in terms of an outcome of the mourning process of this period. It is argued that her views on mourning, trauma, attachment, and the widening scope of indications for psychoanalysis were influenced by the outcome of her mourning process. Finally, an irony is noted in the fact that her attitude about altruism never changed despite the role of the altruism of others in her rescue from the Nazis. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  1. Orígenes del Psicoanálisis en el Mundo y en Colombia. 150 Años del Nacimiento de Sigmund Freud y 50 Años de la Institucionalización del Psicoanálisis.

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    Guillermo Sánchez Medina


    Reconozcamos que el hombre es una unidad, no sólo bio-psíquica sino genético-social e histórica en que opera la conciencia y el inconsciente. Esta introducción antes expuesta pretende justificar los textos que a continuación expondré y que provienen de otros que ya vivieron o sustrajeron la historia dejándola consignada en distintos documentos.

  2. La Psique Latinoamericana: Breve Ensayo Hermenéutico Desde Freud y Jung Latin-American Psyche: Brief Hermeneutic Essay Based on Freud and Jung

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    Jorge Gissi


    Full Text Available El artículo integra algunas tesis de Freud y de Jung y las aplica a la psique latinoamericana. Según el autor, la conquista española en América, fue y aún es psicoculturalmente, distinta para conquistadores y conquistados. Desde la perspectiva de Freud, el análisis se basa en la segunda tópica, en la teoría de los mecanismos de defensa y en el complejo de Edipo. Se relacionan conflictos represivos, castratorios, proyectivos, etc. en los grupos culturales en pugna, y las derivaciones familiares y psicopolíticas congruentes. Desde Jung, el análisis se realiza a través de mitos y símbolos, lo que refleja una no integración sana de los arquetipos y un fuerte componente patriarcal de dominación. Esto implica la baja individuación, el "yo débil" y las disociaciones descubiertas por Freud.This article joins together some of Freud's and Jung's thesis and applies them into the Latin-American psyche. The author states that Spaniard's conquer period in America was, and still is, very different for conquerors and conquered (from a psychological and cultural point of view. From a Freudian approach, the analysis is based on the "Topica II", on the defense mechanisms theory and the Oedipus complex. In both groups, the author relates repressive conflicts, castration, projection, etc., with its familiar and psycho-political consequences. From Jung, the analysis is made with myths and symbols, which reflects a strong patriarchal component of domination and a unwholesome integration of the archetypes. This implies the low individuation, the "weak self" and the dissociations discovered by Freud.

  3. Intencionalidade e sobredeterminação: Merleau-Ponty leitor de Freud Intentionality and overdetermination: Merleau-Ponty Freud reader

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    Hélio Honda


    Full Text Available O artigo examina o sentido da aproximação feita por Merleau-Ponty entre fenomenologia e psicanálise. Discute o inconsciente em Freud e a metapsicologia da sobreterminação. Analisa as críticas ao Inconsciente e ao causalismo de Freud na explicação dos sonhos. Examina, em seguida, a concepção de inconsciente em Merleau-Ponty baseada na intencionalidade. Mostra a temporalidade como intencionalidade mais original, seio do campo de presença, cujos múltiplos feixes intencionais constituem, para Merleau-Ponty, a fonte da significação de fenômenos como o sonho. Conclui pela impossibilidade de se conciliarem doutrinas com fundamentos distintos, mas suspeita da existência de um pressuposto evolucionista comum a ambos e da possibilidade de o ecletismo filosófico de Freud justificar leituras como a de Merleau-Ponty. Sugere a necessidade de se examinarem tais fundamentos.The article examines the sense of the approximation between Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis made by Merleau-Ponty. It discusses the Freudian Unconscious and the Metapsychology of the Overdetermination, and analyzes the critics to the unconscious and to Freud's causationism in the explanation of dreams. Following, it examines the Merleau-Ponty's unconscious conception based on intentionality, and shows the temporality as the most original intentionality, ground of the presence field, whose multiple intentional branches constitute, for Merleau-Ponty, the source of the meaning of phenomena such as dreams. It concludes for the impossibility in reconciling doctrines with different foundations, but questions the existence of an evolutionist presupposition common to both, and the possibility of Freud's philosophical eclecticism to justify readings as the one of Merleau-Ponty. It suggests the need of further examination of such foundations.

  4. As the wheel turns: a centennial reflection on Freud's Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. (United States)

    Person, Ethel Spector


    Freud's theories of psychosexual development, while highly original, were anchored in the explosion of scientific studies of sex in the nineteenth century. Most of these studies were based on masturbation, homosexuality, and deviance, with little attention given to normal sexuality. Around the turn of the century, the narrow interest in pathological sexuality and sexual physiology gradually gave way to a broader interest in normal sexuality. It was in the context of these expanding studies of sexuality that Freud proposed the first psychological view of sexuality, a theory that defined sex as being at the interface between soma and psyche. Libido theory, which Freud developed, is a theory of drives and conflicts. For Freud, libido was the major force in personality development, and he posited sexual conflicts as the heart of neuroses, sexual fixations as the essence of perversions. This article traces the way Freud's libido theory has served as one of the mainsprings in the development of psychoanalytic theory. It also addresses the major revisions that have taken place in libido theory, with a focus primarily on object relations theory, and the impact of culture on the way sex and sexual mores are parsed.

  5. On law’s origin
    Derrida reading Freud, Kafka and Lévi-Strauss

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    Jacques de Ville


    Full Text Available This article's main focus is 'Before the Law', a text by Derrida on Kafka's Before the Law, in which Derrida also comments on Freud's Totem and Taboo. Freud, in this text, enquires into the origins of religion, morality, social institutions and law. He contends that this origin is to be found in a crime, the killing of the primal father by a band of brothers, followed by the institution of totemism and the incest prohibition. Freud's psychoanalytical account of the origins of the totem and the prohibition of incest has been challenged from various quarters. The article enquires whether Freud's Totem and Taboo and its theory of the primal horde in relation to the origins of law should be dismissed in light of these challenges, or whether some insight can still be gained from it. The second option is affirmed, with Derrida's 'Before the Law' pointing to the importance of reading Freud in a way analogous to Kafka's Before the Law, and more specifically to the need for a reconsideration of the originary nature of the Oedipus complex, so as to arrive eventually at a kind of 'pre-origin' of law.

  6. Hunger and love: Schiller and the origin of drive dualism in Freud's work. (United States)

    Cotti, Patricia


    "The interpretation of dreams" was the first text in which Freud referred to the system of two drives (drive of self-preservation and the sexual drive). In order to understand how this question was at work in Freud's mind, one has to go back to 1898, when Freud began to write the third chapter of "The interpretation of dreams". One can then see, in contrast with Sulloway's assertions, how Freud was inspired by Schiller, whose shadow haunted his dreams between April and December 1898. The analysis of these dreams emphasizes how the references to Schiller's works and to the drive of self-preservation cover sexual impulses, in particular, those connected with the relationship to the father. The food drive or drive of self-preservation also enabled Freud to construct a heroic romance. He was thereby able to bury an internal criticism which was at odds with his persistence in describing the father as a seducer, and to conceal scenes in which he was defeated and sexually subdued by another boy.

  7. Chernobyl - end of performance. Contributions presented to two panel discussions of the Scientific Centre for Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Research of Gesamthochschule Kassel and the Frankfurt Sigmund-Freud-Institute, held in June 1986; extended by two recent contributions on the same subject. Tschernobyl - Ende der Vorstellung. Beitraege anlaesslich zweier Podiumsveranstaltungen des Wissenschaftszentrums fuer Psychoanalyse, Psychotherapie und psychosoziale Forschung der Gesamthochschule Kassel und des Sigmund-Freud-Instituts Frankfurt im Juni 1986; erweitert um zwei neuere Arbeiten zum gleichen Thema

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    The question whether psychoanalysts should comment on political or social disasters, which certainly include technological accidents, can only be answered with 'yes'. A psychoanalyst may not stand aloof and restrict his professional activity to the patient on his couch, but rather has to raise his voice in public whenever society has come into a situation where the human aspects are at stake and the general public has lost its ability to judge events with sound criticism, or to use creativity and phantasy for problem solution, due to regressive processes. The report in hand presents 14 papers of psychoanalysts who analyse the topic of nuclear technology from the psychological perspective. (orig./HSCH).

  8. Chernobyl - end of performance. Contributions presented to two panel discussions of the Scientific Centre for Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Research of Gesamthochschule Kassel and the Frankfurt Sigmund-Freud-Institute, held in June 1986; extended by two recent contributions on the same subject. Tschernobyl - Ende der Vorstellung. Beitraege anlaesslich zweier Podiumsveranstaltungen des Wissenschaftszentrums fuer Psychoanalyse, Psychotherapie und psychosoziale Forschung der Gesamthochschule Kassel und des Sigmund-Freud-Instituts Frankfurt im Juni 1986; erweitert um zwei neuere Arbeiten zum gleichen Thema

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    The question whether psychoanalysts should comment on political or social disasters, which certainly include technological accidents, can only be answered with 'yes'. A psychoanalyst may not stand aloof and restrict his professional activity to the patient on his couch, but rather has to raise his voice in public whenever society has come into a situation where the human aspects are at stake and the general public has lost its ability to judge events with sound criticism, or to use creativity and phantasy for problem solution, due to regressive processes. The report in hand presents 14 papers of psychoanalysts who analyse the topic of nuclear technology from the psychological perspective. (orig./HSCH).

  9. Uncle Freud and his Amusing Psycho-Culinary

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    Nikola Jovanović Kolenc


    Full Text Available What can psychoanalysis tell us about food and eating? It begins with Freud, usually with the articulation of hunger (appetite as a basic food instinct by analogy with the sexual drive (libido, and continues with the civilizing of appetite and cultural thinking about diets (ways of eating. If these debates on instinct and sexuality are fundamental for the civilizing of appetite, the latter process is shown as a key in the formation of one’s ‘relationship’ to food. Civilizing of appetite and the (culturally determined incorporation of food do not only form a primary relationship with the nutritious aspect of food, but also generate modes of enjoyment and non-enjoyment in food. The secondary approach, which is considering food through the instrumentation of needs, desires and fantasies, is the only one that really makes an in-depth understanding of the place and value of food, in both psychical and social registry. It is necessary not to forget that the market-capitalist environment is the one that increasingly imposes rules of consumption and daily diets. Each new food experience turns out to be favorable or unfavorable beyond the mere fact that the gratification of appetite does not (necessarily mean the gratification of appetite desires. Therefore, enjoying food becomes a modality of politics: on the one hand, the politics of flavors and, on the other hand, the politics of market and products. Since food and eating are political, and they work as a particular ideology that codetermines “what to eat and drink” it is inevitable that psychoculinary meets the concept of identity, which persists in the saying “I am what I eat.”

  10. 5-HT1A receptor gene silencers Freud-1 and Freud-2 are differently expressed in the brain of rats with genetically determined high level of fear-induced aggression or its absence. (United States)

    Kondaurova, Elena M; Ilchibaeva, Tatiana V; Tsybko, Anton S; Kozhemyakina, Rimma V; Popova, Nina K; Naumenko, Vladimir S


    Serotonin 5-HT1A receptor is known to play a crucial role in the mechanisms of genetically defined aggression. In its turn, 5-HT1A receptor functional state is under control of multiple factors. Among others, transcriptional factors Freud-1 and Freud-2 are known to be involved in the repression of 5-HT1A receptor gene expression. However, implication of these factors in the regulation of behavior is unclear. Here, we investigated the expression of 5-HT1A receptor and silencers Freud-1 and Freud-2 in the brain of rats selectively bred for 85 generations for either high level of fear-induced aggression or its absence. It was shown that Freud-1 and Freud-2 levels were different in aggressive and nonaggressive animals. Freud-1 protein level was decreased in the hippocampus, whereas Freud-2 protein level was increased in the frontal cortex of highly aggressive rats. There no differences in 5-HT1A receptor gene expression were found in the brains of highly aggressive and nonaggressive rats. However, 5-HT1A receptor protein level was decreased in the midbrain and increased in the hippocampus of highly aggressive rats. These data showed the involvement of Freud-1 and Freud-2 in the regulation of genetically defined fear-induced aggression. However, these silencers do not affect transcription of the 5-HT1A receptor gene in the investigated rats. Our data indicate the implication of posttranscriptional rather than transcriptional regulation of 5-HT1A receptor functional state in the mechanisms of genetically determined aggressive behavior. On the other hand, the implication of other transcriptional regulators for 5-HT1A receptor gene in the mechanisms of genetically defined aggression could be suggested. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Melanie Klein and Anna Freud: the discourse of the early dispute. (United States)

    Viner, R


    Divisions in the field of the psychoanalysis of children can be traced to a dispute over the infantile super-ego between the theorists Melanie Klein and Anna Freud beginning in 1927. These divisions are understood within the analytic world as the result of scientific disputation between alternative valid theories. An examination of the language, claims, and epistemology of Klein's and Freud's publications in 1927 that marked the public commencement of the conflict, reveals a personalized discourse in which authority was derived from the allegiance, experience, and personal analytic standing of the contestants as much as from theoretical insight. The structure and rhetoric of the debate suggest that, rather than terminating the dispute, the publications of 1927 served to encourage professionalization in child analysis and establish Anna Freud and Melanie Klein as authoritative alternative theorists.

  12. From the EEL to the EGO: psychoanalysis and the remnants of Freud's early scientific practice. (United States)

    Wieser, Martin


    While numerous historiographical works have been written to shed light on Freud's early theoretical education in biology, physiology, and medicine and on the influence of that education on psychoanalysis, this paper approaches Freud's basic comprehension of science and methodology by focusing on his early research practice in physiology and neuranatomy. This practice, taking place in the specific context of Ernst Brücke's physiological laboratory in Vienna, was deeply concerned with problems of visuality and the revelation of hidden organic structures by use of proper preparation techniques and optical instruments. The paper explores the connection between such visualizing practices, shaped by a physiological context as they were, and Freud's later convictions of the scientific status of psychoanalysis and the function of its method as means to unveil the concealed structure of the "psychical apparatus". © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. "In the same way a poem contains the alphabet": the significance of translation in William I. Grossman's Freud. (United States)

    Reed, Gail S


    William I. Grossman's contributions to psychoanalysis have been insufficiently appreciated, perhaps because his writing is concentrated and his meaning consequently difficult to unpack. One of his most important contributions is a remarkable description of the systematic way Freud imagined, thought, and theorized, beginning long before he created psychoanalysis. This way of thinking exemplifies Freud's theories even as it organizes his thinking. It is flexible, expandable, hierarchical, and recursive. Grossman's reading provides a window into Freud's texts that yields exciting new insights, including the idea that a transformative version of translation, a perception of the way Freud thinks creatively, may help psychoanalysts of different cultures and systems of thought communicate across boundaries. André Green's concept of the pathological negative is used as an example of how Grossman's Freud can facilitate a crossing of cultural and theoretical boundaries.

  14. Teoria e clínica psicanalítica da psicose em Freud e Lacan


    Santos, Tania Coelho dos; Oliveira, Flávia Lana Garcia de


    Vamos demonstrar que o tema da psicose é tratado por Freud, tanto clínica quanto teoricamente, com base em sua prática com as neuroses - tendo como pilar conceitual o mecanismo do recalque (Verdrängung). A segunda tópica do funcionamento mental e os desdobramentos da teoria do narcisismo permitem um passo adiante na concepção freudiana da psicose. A diferença estrutural determinante entre as psicoses e as neuroses de transferência é formalizada por Freud em 1924. O paradigma do recalque e sua...

  15. Between practice and theory: Melanie Klein, Anna Freud and the development of child analysis. (United States)

    Donaldson, G


    An examination of the early history of child analysis in the writings of Melanie Klein and Anna Freud reveals how two different and opposing approaches to child analysis arose at the same time. The two methods of child analysis are rooted in a differential emphasis on psychoanalytic theory and practice. The Kleinian method derives from the application of technique while the Anna Freudian method is driven by theory. Furthermore, by holding to the Freudian theory of child development Anna Freud was forced to limit the scope of child analysis, while Klein's application of Freudian practice has led to new discoveries about the development of the infant psyche.

  16. Oedipus in Brooklyn: reading Freud on women, watching Lena Dunham's girls. (United States)

    Buchberg, Lisa


    Through an examination of Freud's Lecture 33, "Femininity" (1933), and "Mourning and Melancholia" (1917), the author proposes a reading of Freud's description of the girl becoming a woman. Female development is retold as a melancholic narrative-one in which the girl's entrance into the positive Oedipus is founded on unconscious grievance and unmourned loss of the early relationship with her mother. Castration and penis envy are reconceived as melancholic markers-the manifest content of the subjectivity of refusal, loss, and imagined repair of the early maternal relationship. Lena Dunham's HBO television series Girls is analyzed as an illustration of these theoretical understandings. © 2014 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  17. Freud's superpotential in general relativity and in Einstein-Cartan theory (United States)

    Böhmer, Christian G.; Hehl, Friedrich W.


    The identification of a suitable gravitational energy in theories of gravity has a long history, and it is well known that a unique answer cannot be given. In the first part of this paper we present a streamlined version of the derivation of Freud's superpotential in general relativity. It is found if we once integrate the gravitational field equation by parts. This allows us to extend these results directly to the Einstein-Cartan theory. Interestingly, Freud's original expression, first stated in 1939, remains valid even when considering gravitational theories in Riemann-Cartan or, more generally, in metric-affine spacetimes.

  18. Algumas considerações sobre a fantasia em Freud e Lacan

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    Alessandra Fernandes Carreira


    Full Text Available Este artigo discute algumas considerações de Freud e Lacan a respeito da fantasia, salientando a sua gênese e função para o sujeito. Para isso, retoma os três tempos da fantasia trazidos por Freud e as duas operações lógicas, que constituem o articulador entre o sujeito e o “objeto a”, presentes no matema da fantasia elaborado por Lacan, a saber: a alienação e a separação.

  19. Psychoanalysis as a Philosophical Revolution: Freud's Divergence From the Philosophy of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. (United States)

    Dean, Jason


    In his classic, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche described a philosophical worldview that has many similarities to Freudian metapsychology. This paper uses Freud's theories to analyze The Birth of Tragedy, discussing the similarities and differences between Nietzsche's philosophy and Freudian metapsychology. The author suggests that while psychoanalysis was born from the spirit of German philosophy, in that it based itself on a similar concept of the unconscious, Freud diverged from his predecessors to create a new worldview, based on the acceptance and integration of unconscious desire. This revolutionary theory provided a new approach to humanity's moral and existential issues.

  20. Acerca da comunicação: entre Freud (1895 e Klein (1946 On communication: between Freud (1895 and Klein (1946

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    Full Text Available A identificação projetiva foi concebida como modalidade básica da comunicação inconsciente. O trabalho retoma esta primeira formulação para examinar o papel primordial da comunicação na construção da mente, segundo Klein e, de outro lado, do aparelho psíquico do Projeto para uma psicologia (1895, em que Freud reserva a comunicação para o lugar de origem do trilhamento mnêmico do desejo inconsciente.Projective identification was conceived as a prototype mode of unconscious communication. The review of its first formulation permits the investigation of the pivotal role of communication in the construction of the Kleinian mind and, on the other hand, of the psychic apparatus as depicted in Freud's Project (1895 where he assigned communication to the original starting point of the mnemic trajectory of the unconscious desire.

  1. Howard S. Becker, La Bonne focale. De l’utilité des cas particuliers en sciences sociales


    Feryn, Mathieu


    Comment peut-on comprendre de longs processus que nous observons sur le terrain dans le cadre des enquêtes menées en sciences humaines et sociales ? Rédigé par Howard S. Becker, l’ouvrage La Bonne focale. De l’utilité des cas particuliers en sciences sociales illustre la manière dont le sociologue de terrain investit sa recherche en étudiant des cas particuliers. Faisant le point sur sa méthodologie et son évolution depuis les trente dernières années ; d’une part, l’auteur met en relation ses...

  2. Correction of the equilibrium orbit at the Bonn 3.5 GeV electron stretcher facility ELSA

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    Wenzel, J.


    A beam position monitor system is being built for the Bonn electron stretcher facility ELSA. Based on the ELSA monitor system the Closed Orbit Correction Program for Interactive Tasks COCPIT has been developed. It enables an online correction of the closed orbit and is fully integrated into the ELSA operating system which allows control of all steering and diagnostic facilities of ELSA. COCPIT implements least square and harmonic correction methods with choosable harmonic components. A statistical analysis shows which correction method is best under given circumstances. Furthermore data about the current status of the monitor system as well as the corrector system enter the correction. Monitor offsets are added to the position measurements and the corrector-dipoles maximum currents are accounted for as constraints. Computer simulations prove the proper work of COCPIT and the validity of the statistical analysis. Possibilities of a future development of COCPIT are shown. (orig.) [de

  3. Peer-mentoring Program during the Preclinical Years of Medical School at Bonn University: a Project Description. (United States)

    Lapp, Hendrik; Makowka, Philipp; Recker, Florian


    Introduction: To better prepare young medical students in a thorough and competent manner for the ever increasing clinical, scientific, as well as psychosocial requirements, universities should enable a close, personal transfer of experience and knowledge. Structured mentoring programs are a promising approach to incorporate clinical subjects earlier into the preclinical training. Such a mentoring program facilitates the prioritization of concepts from a broad, theory-heavy syllabus. Here we report the experiences and results of the preclinical mentoring program of Bonn University, which was introduced in the winter semester of 2012/2013. Project desciption: The program is characterized by the concept of peer-to-peer teaching during the preclinical semesters of medical school. Regular, voluntary course meetings with different clinical case examples provide students the opportunity to apply knowledge acquired from the basic science curricula; furthermore, a personal contact for advice and support is ensured. Thus, an informal exchange of experiences is made possible, which provides to the students motivational and learning aids, in particular for the oral examination at the end of the premedical semesters as well as for other examinations during medical school. Results: Over the course of the preceding three years the number of participants and the interest in the program grew steadily. The analysis of collected evaluations confirms very good communication between mentors and students (>80%), as well as consistently good to very good quality and usefulness in terms of the mentors' subject-specific and other advice. The overall final evaluation of the mentoring program was always good to very good (winter semester: very good 64.8±5.0%, good 35.2±5.0%, summer semester: very good 83.9±7.5%, good 16.1±7.5%) Summary: In summary, it has been shown that the mentoring program had a positive impact on the development, education and satisfaction of students beginning

  4. Betty Freud: A nurse in France - Part II | Hugo | Scientia Militaria ...

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  5. From Freud to acetylcholine: does the AAOM suffice to construct a dream? (United States)

    Porte, Helene Sophrin


    Toward illuminating the structure of Llewellyn's dream theory, I compare it in formal terms to Freud's dream theory. An alternative to both of these dream machines, grounded in the distribution of cholinergic activation in the central nervous system, is presented. It is suggested that neither "high" nor "low" dream theory is sufficient to account for the properties of dreams.

  6. [Identity and psychoanalysis: particularity and universality of the Jewish question according to Freud]. (United States)

    Chemouni, J


    Although he was an atheist, Freud always affirmed his Jewish identity - without religious practice, but within a community commitment. He was proud of his Jewish origin and this helped him to face his hostile scientific environment and to develop his ideas despite the majority against him. What exactly is the role of his Jewish identity in his heritage?

  7. The "Matchbox School" (1927-1932): Anna Freud and the Idea of a "Psychoanalytically Informed Education" (United States)

    Midgley, Nick


    Of all the applications of psychoanalysis to various fields, perhaps none has been as important--or as fraught--as the application of psychoanalytic insights to education. This paper re-constructs some of the early debates around psychoanalysis and pedagogy that Anna Freud engaged with during the 1920s in Vienna, when the whole question of what…

  8. Freud, Plato and Irigaray: A Morpho-Logic of Teaching and Learning (United States)

    Peers, Chris


    This article discusses two well-known texts that respectively describe learning and teaching, drawn from the work of Freud and Plato. These texts are considered in psychoanalytic terms using a methodology drawn from the philosophy of Luce Irigaray. In particular the article addresses Irigaray's approach to the analysis of speech and utterance as a…

  9. The Mind and The Unconscious--A Modification of Freud's Agencies. (United States)

    Habicht, Manuela H.

    The aim of the review is to discuss what the mind must be like for the psychoanalytic term like "the unconscious" to be meaningfully applied. Freud's two systems called the unconscious (Ucs.) and the preconscious-conscious (Pcs.-Cs.) are introduced and their replacement with alternative categories such as id, ego, and superego is…

  10. Freud, Bion and Kant: Epistemology and anthropology in The Interpretation of Dreams. (United States)

    Sandford, Stella


    This interdisciplinary article takes a philosophical approach to The Interpretation of Dreams, connecting Freud to one of the few philosophers with whom he sometimes identified - Immanuel Kant. It aims to show that Freud's theory of dreams has more in common with Bion's later thoughts on dreaming than is usually recognized. Distinguishing, via a discussion of Kant, between the conflicting 'epistemological' and 'anthropological' aspects of The Interpretation of Dreams, it shows that one specific contradiction in the book - concerning the relation between dream-work and waking thought - can be understood in terms of the tension between these conflicting aspects. Freud reaches the explicit conclusion that the dream-work and waking thought differ from each other absolutely; but the implicit conclusion of The Interpretation of Dreams is quite the opposite. This article argues that the explicit conclusion is the result of the epistemological aspects of the book; the implicit conclusion, which brings Freud much closer to Bion, the result of the anthropological approach. Bringing philosophy and psychoanalysis together this paper thus argues for an interpretation of The Interpretation of Dreams that is in some ways at odds with the standard view of the book, while also suggesting that aspects of Kant's 'anthropological' works might legitimately be seen as a precursor of psychoanalysis. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  11. Love, drive and desire in the works of Freud, Lacan and Proust. (United States)

    Gammelgaard, Judy


    Both Freud and Lacan have made love the object of scientific enquiry, which is in itself remarkable, since we usually turn this subject over to literary and philosophical treatment. This article discusses Freud and Lacan's contributions to the psychology of love through dialogue with Marcel Proust's seminal novel, Remembrance of Things Past, with special emphasis on the middle sections. The point of departure is love's manifestation in the analytical situation. Freud has described transference love as both resistance and as an extreme variant of normal falling in love, to which Lacan adds the deceptive character of transference. From transference love the investigation continues to the contradictions Freud has described in Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality as love's affectionate and sensual currents. Lacan contributes the concept of desire, which must be distinguished from drive and love. The differentiation between desire, drive and love introduces the perspective necessary for a psychoanalytic reading of Proust's opus. The main objective is a reading of the protagonists, Albertine and the Baron de Charlus, as representatives of the vicissitudes of love and drive, respectively. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  12. Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 van Johann Sebastian Bach : een praedicatio sonora

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    Eikelboom, A.


    In the oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach the motets take only a modest position. According to Bach's early biographers he must have written many motets, but only few have been preserved. Among these motets Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 occupies a special position. It is the only one which combines a

  13. A Non-oedipal Psychoanalysis? Clinical Anthropology of Hysteria in the works of Freud and Lacan

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    Haute, P.I.M.M. van; Geyskens, T.A.L.


    The different psychopathologic syndromes show in an exaggerated and caricatural manner the basic structures of human existence. These structures not only characterize psychopathology, but they also determine the highest forms of culture. This is the credo of Freud's anthropology. This anthropology

  14. Why did Freud do it? A puzzling episode in the history of psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Zitrin, Arthur


    This article is about the Freud-Frink-Brill relationship, certain events in the history of psychoanalysis in the United States in the years 1919 to 1925, and some speculative explanations for these events. It is not a critique of psychoanalytic theory or practice.

  15. The Receding Animal: Theorizing Anxiety and Attachment in Psychoanalysis from Freud to Imre Hermann. (United States)

    Marinelli, Lydia; Mayer, Andreas


    Argument Animals played an important role in the formation of psychoanalysis as a theoretical and therapeutic enterprise. They are at the core of texts such as Freud's famous case histories of Little Hans, the Rat Man, or the Wolf Man. The infantile anxiety triggered by animals provided the essential link between the psychology of individual neuroses and the ambivalent status of the "totem" animal in so-called primitive societies in Freud's attempt to construct an anthropological basis for the Oedipus complex in Totem and Taboo. In the following, we attempt to track the status of animals as objects of indirect observation as they appear in Freud's classical texts, and in later revisionist accounts such as Otto Rank's Trauma of Birth and Imre Hermann's work on the clinging instinct. In the 1920s and 1930s, the Freudian conception of patients' animal phobias is substantially revised within Hermann's original psychoanalytic theory of instincts which draws heavily upon ethological observations of primates. Although such a reformulation remains grounded in the idea of "archaic" animal models for human development, it allows to a certain extent to empiricize the speculative elements of Freud's later instinct theory (notably the death instinct) and to come to a more embodied account of psychoanalytic practice.

  16. Transference and oedipus complex, within Freud's theory: notes about the transference destiny / Transferência e complexo de édipo, na obra de Freud: notas sobre os destinos da transferência

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    Lara Cristina d'Avila Lourenço


    Full Text Available This article discloses some considerations about the transference conception situated within Freud's theory. The relations between transference, Oedipus complex and castration complex are highlighted. Starting from these relations and from the allegedly in wich Freud doesn't reveal a possible ending to Oedipus complex, this current work perceives that this author does not provide a theory about the transference ending. This idea drives into Freud's impasse, as far as the analysis ending is concerned. In this issue, a short reference is produced on Lacan's castration theory and on that of the transference at end of the analysis.

  17. Code of Practice on the International Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste; Code De Bonne Pratique Sur Le Mouvement Transfrontiere International De Dechets Radioactifs

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    On 21 September 1990, the General Conference, by resolution GC(XXXIV)/RES/530, adopted a Code of Practice on the International Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste and requested the Director General - inter alia - to take all necessary steps to ensure wide dissemination of the Code of Practice at both the national and the international level. The Code of Practice was elaborated by a Group of Experts established pursuant to resolution GC(XXXII)/RES/490 adopted by the General Conference in 1988. The text of the Code of Practice is reproduced herewith for the information of all Member States [French] Le 21 septembre 1990, la Conference generale, par la resolution GC(XXXIV)/RES/530, a adopte le Code de bonne pratique sur le mouvement transfrontiere international de dechets radioactifs et a prie le Directeur general-notamment-de prendre toutes les mesures necessaires pour assurer une large diffusion du Code de bonne pratique aux niveaux tant national qu'international. Le Code de bonne pratique a ete elabore par un groupe d'experts cree en application de la resolution GC(XXXII)/RES/490 adoptee par la Conference generale en 1988. Le texte du Code de bonne pratique est reproduit ci-apres pour l'information de tous les Etats Membres.

  18. 'I am reading the history of religion': a contribution to the knowledge of Freud's building of a theory. (United States)

    Cotti, Patricia


    Could Reinach's Cultes, mythes et religions (1908) have served as a model for the theory of religion that Freud was later to put forward in Totem and Taboo (1913)? This hypothesis has been tested by examining Freud's marginalia in his personal copy of Cultes, mythes et religions. In this way it is possible to reconstitute the line of thinking that led Freud to declare, in late summer 1911, that he had found an answer to the question of the origins of tragic guilt and religious sentiment. © The Author(s) 2014.

  19. Freud: enfermedades nerviosas, angustia y estrés. O del estatuto del cuerpo implicado en las dolencias del sujeto. // Freud: nervous system diseases, anxiety and stress. Or of the status of the body involved in subject’s ailments


    Gloria Gómez


    What was the destiny of the so-called nervous system diseases in times of Freud? ¿What role do they play in current nosography? New terms are coined for old conditions: stress, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue… Since Freud, the psychoanalytic clinic is made of what causes an impasse to medicine, whose idiopathic symptoms disturb the organ systems and, particularly, the bodily functions in their two orders: Vegetative life, and animal or relationship life. The body of th...

  20. Peter Heller's a Child Analysis with Anna Freud: the significance of the case for the history of child psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Midgley, Nick


    A Child Analysis with Anna Freud, a collection of Anna Freud's detailed case notes of her treatment of the young Peter Heller between 1929 and 1932, was first published in English in 1990. Not only does this work give us direct access to Anna Freud's ways of thinking and working at a crucial period in the early history of child analysis; it is also one of the few records of an adult reflecting in depth on the experience of being in analysis as a child. Yet to date this work has received little attention in the psychoanalytic literature. In an attempt to redress this neglect, the Heller case study is placed in the context of Anna Freud's emerging ideas about child analysis. In particular, its significance in the development of her psychoanalytic thinking is investigated in the light of her 1927 book, The Technique of Child Analysis.

  1. El anudamiento de lo sexual y lo cultural en la obra de Freud

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    Gómez Sánchez, Carlos


    Full Text Available The study of the culture in Freud was not a mere complement, but it contributed from its beginning to forge the psychoanalytic hypotheses and concepts. It is essential, nevertheless, to indicate the characters and limits of the “applied psychoanalysis” (1. After reconsidering the Freudian concept of sexuality –driven, non instinctive– and the controversy with authors like Bloch, the purpose of this article is to show why –for Freud– it is the repressed sexuality that structures the psychic apparatus (2. Through Mourning and Melancholia and The Ego and the Id this article analyzes the knotting established by Freud between the sexuality and the culture, between the wish and the rule (3, with the final intention of finding in the tension between archaism and progress (4 one of the cultural problems boarded in Freud’s final works, the conception of history, and to point out the main lines of influence of the psychoanalysis in the philosophical thought of the twentieth century.El estudio de la cultura no fue en Freud un mero complemento, sino que contribuyó desde un principio a fraguar las hipótesis y conceptos psicoanalíticos. Es preciso, sin embargo, señalar los caracteres y límites del “psicoanálisis aplicado” (1. Tras reconsiderar el concepto freudiano de sexualidad –pulsional, no instintiva– y la polémica con autores como Bloch, se trata de poner de manifiesto por qué, para Freud, es la sexualidad lo que se reprime y estructura el psiquismo (2. A través de Duelo y melancolía y El yo y el ello se analiza el anudamiento establecido por Freud entre lo sexual y lo cultural, entre el deseo y la norma (3, para plantear, finalmente, en la tensión entre arcaísmo y progreso (4, uno de los problemas culturales abordados en las obras finales de Freud, el de la concepción de la historia, y apuntar las principales líneas de influencia del psicoanálisis en el pensamiento filosófico del siglo XX.

  2. In the eye of the beholder: Helmholtzian perception and the origins of Freud's 1900 theory of transference. (United States)

    Makari, G J


    Freud's 1900 theory of transference was indebted to the convergence of philosophy and physiology found in nineteenth-century theories of visual perception. The author maps out the post-Kantian philosophical and German physiological currents that gave rise to Hermann von Helmholtz's influential work on perception, and proposes that Freud's 1900 theory of transference was a creative synthesis of novel notions like unconscious wishing and psychic defense with a Helmholtzian model of visual illusion.

  3. Off the beaten track: Freud, sound and music. Statement of a problem and some historico-critical notes. (United States)

    Baralea, Francesco; Minazzi, Vera


    The authors note that the element of sound and music has no place in the model of mental functioning bequeathed to us by Freud, which is dominated by the visual and the representational. They consider the reasons for this exclusion and its consequences, and ask whether the simple biographical explanation offered by Freud himself is acceptable. This contribution reconstructs the historical and cultural background to that exclusion, cites some relevant emblematic passages, and discusses Freud's position on music and on the aesthetic experience in general. Particular attention is devoted to the relationship between Freud and Lipps, which is important both for the originality of Lipps's thinking in the turn-of-the-century debate and for his ideas on the musical aspects of the foundations of psychic life, at which Freud 'stopped', as he himself wrote. Moreover, the shade of Lipps accompanied Freud throughout his scientific career from 1898 to 1938. Like all foundations, that of psychoanalysis was shaped by a system of inclusions and exclusions. The exclusion of the element of sound and music is understandable in view of the cultural background to the development of the concepts of the representational unconscious and infantile sexuality. While the consequences have been far reaching, the knowledge accumulated since that exclusion enables us to resume, albeit on a different basis, the composition of the 'unfinished symphony' of the relationship between psychoanalysis and music.

  4. Extension and applications of switching model: Range theory, multiple scattering model of Goudsmit-Saunderson, and lateral spread treatment of Marwick-Sigmund (United States)

    Ikegami, Seiji


    The switching model (PSM) developed in the previous paper is extended to obtain an ;extended switching model (ESM). In the ESM, the mixt electronic-and-nuclear energy-loss region, in addition to the electronic and nuclear energy-loss regions in PSM, is taken into account analytically and appropriately. This model is combined with a small-angle multiple scattering range theory considering both nuclear and electronic stopping effects developed by Marwick-Sigmund and Valdes-Arista to formulate a improved range theory. The ESM is also combined with the multiple scattering theory with non-small angle approximation by Goudsmit-Saunderson. Furthermore, we applied ESM to lateral spread model of Marwick-Sigmund. Numerical calculations of the entire distribution functions including one of the mixt region are roughly and approximately possible. However, exact numerical calculation may be impossible. Consequently, several preliminary numerical calculations of the electronic, mixt, and nuclear regions are performed to examine their underlying behavior with respect to the incident energy, the scattering angle, the outgoing projectile intensity, and the target thickness. We show the numerical results not only of PSM and but also of ESM. Both numerical results are shown in the present paper for the first time. Since the theoretical relations are constructed using reduced variables, the calculations are made only on the case of C colliding on C.

  5. Les situations difficiles au travail approche organisationnelle, individuelle, relationnelle, bonnes pratiques, outils d'accompagnement, illustrations cliniques

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    Poirot, Matthieu


    Une situation difficile au travail correspond à l'accumulation de facteurs dépassant les capacités collectives de régulation d'une entreprise et les ressources psychosociales des personnes. Il en résulte un déséquilibre pouvant mettre en jeu la santé des salariés et l'efficacité du travail. Il peut s'agir de facteurs : - organisationnels : équipes marginalisées, choc de générations, perte chronique d'activité, bouleversement stratégique, etc. ; - individuels : situation de fragilisation, personnalité difficile, épuisement professionnel (burnout), etc. ; - relationnels : hyperconflit, harcèlement, persécution, management toxique, etc. Illustré de situations concrètes, cet ouvrage permet d'analyser les situations difficiles selon ces trois approches et d'en évaluer les risques. Il propose des outils d'accompagnement et de résolution des conflits. Enfin, il présente les bonnes pratiques à mettre en place pour prévenir ce type de situations. Cet ouvrage s'adresse aux praticiens de l'acc...

  6. Pourquoi les filles sont si bonnes en maths et 40 autres histoires sur le cerveau de l’homme

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    Cohen, Laurent


    Pourquoi les filles sont-elles si bonnes en maths ? Pourquoi n'avons-nous aucun souvenir avant l'âge de 2 ans ? Pourquoi le fait d'avoir deux yeux nous aide-t-il à voir en trois dimensions ? En quoi la pratique des jeux vidéo aide-t-elle à devenir pilote d'avion ? Pourquoi se lave-t-on les mains quand on a honte ? Le cerveau d'un homme de droite est-il différent de celui d'un homme de gauche ? Et que fait notre cerveau quand nous ne faisons rien ? Laurent Cohen répond ici à toutes ces questions avec la clarté et le brio qu'on lui connaît, sans oublier l'humour ni négliger les dernières avancées scientifiques. ?Laurent Cohen est professeur de neurologie à l'hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière- Paris-VI. Il a notamment publié L'Homme thermomètre et Pourquoi les chimpanzés ne parlent pas, qui ont été de grands succès.

  7. Psychoanalyse des Stinkens. Freuds Erzählung von Genese und Funktion des Ekels

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    Winfried Menninghaus


    Full Text Available The evolution of the upright walk is widely considered to be of decisive significance for the evolution of the human being. Freuds gives a highly original reading of this key feature. He emphasizes the distancing of the nose from the organs of sexual secretions and excrement and understands the defensive mechanism of disgust as the organon of turning the archaic pleasures related to the olfactory secretions into unpleasurable sensations. As an antidote to the evolution of morals – which subscribes to the elevation of the nose and pushes the human being in the direction of ‘higher’ values – Freud stresses the inescapability of the abject pleasures and ascribes to art a highly specific capacity to pleasurably address what is otherwise rejected as disgusting.

  8. Re-reading "Little Hans": Freud's case study and the question of competing paradigms in psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Midgley, Nicholas


    Psychoanalysts have long recognized the complex interaction between clinical data and formal psychoanalytic theories. While clinical data are often used to provide "evidence" for psychoanalytic paradigms, the theoretical model used by the analyst also structures what can and cannot be seen in the data. This delicate interaction between theory and clinical data can be seen in the history of interpretations of Freud's "Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy" ("Little Hans"). Freud's himself revised his reading of the case in 1926, after which a number of psychoanalysts--including Melanie Klein, Jacques Lacan, and John Bowlby--reinterpreted the case in the light of their particular models of the mind. These analysts each found "evidence" for their theoretical model within this classic case study, and in doing so they illuminated aspects of the case that had previously been obscured, while also revealing a great deal about the shifting preoccupations of psychoanalysis as a field.

  9. Theories on anxiety in Freud and Melanie Klein. Their metapsychological status. (United States)

    De Bianchedi, E T; Scalozub De Boschan, L; De Cortiñas, L P; De Piccolo, E G


    This paper presents a comparative study of the theories on anxiety formulated by Freud and Melanie Klein, with particular emphasis on the questions of its origin, its meaning for the individual and its function in both theoretical systems. The purpose of this comparative analysis is to offer an instrument which helps frame the theoretical discussions in psychoanalysis in an epistemological context. The authors hold that for Freud anxiety is considered as one more amongst the various manifestations of mental life, which his general theories try to explain, whereas for Melanie Klein anxiety and its destinies occupies a central place in her theories on mental functioning. The differences in both theories, which the authors of this paper describe, especially as to origin, function and meaning of anxiety, respond partially to the different metapsychological points of view with which both authors focus mental life--points of view which they have themselves investigated in a previous paper.

  10. Spinoza to Freud: The unraveling of a psycho-analytical perspective on moral responsibility and law. (United States)

    Ravven, Heidi M

    The status that Spinoza and Freud assign to law has some convergence, for both embrace the positivity, the mere conventionality and utility, of law and eschew any real or eternal moral norms (that is, they thoroughly reject the Natural Law tradition) that law might capture and embody. In addition, both put forth a biological account of human nature, rather than a theological one or even quasi-theological one, and that biological nature is the springboard in each case for defining the overall purpose of law. In addition, for both, human biology is a source of the sociality, the psychic attachments, that make an emotional union of individuals into a group possible. Nevertheless, it is in the specific elaborations of human biology that we can discern the beginning of a parting of the ways, for in their conceptions of human nature and the nature of nature Freud and Spinoza diverge in significant respects. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. O terapêutico e o analítico em Freud

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    Vinicius Anciães Darriba


    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo investigar, na obra de Freud, a demarcação que se institui entre o terapêutico e o analítico. Tal investigação enfoca, primeiramente, a passagem da hipnose à associação livre e o direcionamento do autor à questão da causa, o que estabelece uma visada para a cura analítica em confluência com o que se desdobra da exploração do campo do inconsciente e da consideração de um domínio pulsional. Delimitados por esta via os objetivos terapêuticos e analíticos, interroga-se, em seguida, como a dimensão do terapêutico se veria reintroduzida nos termos da nova direção de cura proposta por Freud.

  12. Error estimates of Lagrange interpolation and orthonormal expansions for Freud weights (United States)

    Kwon, K. H.; Lee, D. W.


    Let Sn[f] be the nth partial sum of the orthonormal polynomials expansion with respect to a Freud weight. Then we obtain sufficient conditions for the boundedness of Sn[f] and discuss the speed of the convergence of Sn[f] in weighted Lp space. We also find sufficient conditions for the boundedness of the Lagrange interpolation polynomial Ln[f], whose nodal points are the zeros of orthonormal polynomials with respect to a Freud weight. In particular, if W(x)=e-(1/2)x2 is the Hermite weight function, then we obtain sufficient conditions for the inequalities to hold:andwhere and k=0,1,2...,r.

  13. Bachelard e Freud: fenomenotécnica e psicanálise

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    Nathalia Sisson


    Full Text Available As it is in Freud's thought, the Bachelard's delineation of what constitutes a Science begins with the idea that, to be scientific, any theory must be tied to and dependent on a specific technique that enables the emergence and an the approaching of an object. A scientific object exists only when in close conjunction with a technique that produces it, makes feasible and legitimate its later discovery and ensure the internal consistency of scientific doctrines. The object to be known has its limits defined by the procedure that made it possible. This article aims to investigate how Bachelard makes intelligible the position of Freud and clarifies the relationship between the psychoanalytic technique and theory. We analyze the concept of phenomenotechnique coined by Bachelard, and its relationship to scientific rationality, then we consider the Freudian texts on the production of scientific knowledge in psychoanalysis and check the points where an approximation of the thought of these two authors can be made.

  14. Enjoyment and its discontents: Ecclesiastes in dialogue with Freud on the stewardship of joy. (United States)

    Browning Helsel, Philip


    The book of Ecclesiastes has frequently been mischaracterized as a cynical or pessimistic work. Instead, this article recommends Ecclesiastes, following Eunny P. Lee, as contributing to pastoral theology through its embodied and pragmatic theology of enjoyment in which practices of joy revitalize the human spirit. However, there are some who are unable to experience satisfaction. The absence of reflection on this problem in Ecclesiastes scholarship is considered the starting point of pastoral theology, and is addressed by a turn to the frequently misunderstood passage in 7:16-18, bringing it into conversation with the structural [corrected] model of the human person developed by Freud. At the same time, the interpersonal aspects of enjoyment found in Ecclesiastes critique Freud by suggesting how the fragmented parts of self-experience can be held together in an interpersonal context.

  15. The place of Germanic language and culture in Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis between 1895 and 1900. (United States)

    Anzieu, D


    Freud's self-analysed dreams between 1895 and 1900 point out: His attachment to his German mother tongue and the use of its peculiarities to represent certain polymorphous perverse fantasies of childhood (voyeurism, masochistic mostly); the recourse to living foreign languages (English and French mostly) to name the parts of the self both left alive and foreign to the consciousness; the use of Latin and Greek words to constitute one scientific universal language fitting to the knowledge of the unconscious. For Freud, the German culture is the culture to which he belongs; the antique Mediterranean culture being the culture of reference. It allows him to get free from the motherly symbiosis and to discover the Oedipus complex. The variety of languages and cultures is necessary to the preconscious activity of the psychoanalyst to whom it provides 'intermediate ideas'.

  16. The impact of new polarization data from Bonn, Mainz and Jefferson Laboratory on γp → πN multipoles

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    Anisovich, A.V.; Nikonov, V.; Sarantsev, A. [Universitaet Bonn, Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik der, Bonn (Germany); PNPI, NRS ' ' Kurchatov Institute' ' , Gatchina (Russian Federation); Beck, R.; Gottschall, M.; Hartmann, J.; Klempt, E.; Thiel, A.; Thoma, U.; Wunderlich, Y. [Universitaet Bonn, Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik der, Bonn (Germany); Doering, M. [George Washington University, Department of Physics, Washington, DC (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Kashevarov, V.; Ostrick, M.; Tiator, L. [Institut fuer Kernphysik der Universitaet Mainz, Mainz (Germany); Meissner, Ulf G. [Universitaet Bonn, Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik der, Bonn (Germany); Universitaet Bonn, Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics, Bonn (Germany); Juelich Center for Hadron Physics, JARA FAME and JARA HPC, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Institut fuer Kernphysik, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Juelich (Germany); Roenchen, D. [Universitaet Bonn, Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik der, Bonn (Germany); Universitaet Bonn, Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics, Bonn (Germany); Strakovsky, I.; Workman, R. [George Washington University, Department of Physics, Washington, DC (United States)


    New data on pion-photoproduction off the proton have been included in the partial-wave analyses Bonn-Gatchina and SAID and in the dynamical coupled-channel approach Juelich-Bonn. All reproduce the recent new data well: the double-polarization data for E, G, H, P and T in γp → π{sup 0}p from ELSA, the beam asymmetry Σ for γp → π{sup 0}p and π{sup +}n from Jefferson Laboratory, and the precise new differential cross section and beam asymmetry data Σ for γp → π{sup 0}p from MAMI. The new fit results for the multipoles are compared with predictions not taking into account the new data. The mutual agreement is improved considerably but still far from being perfect. (orig.)

  17. Las nuevas investigaciones traductológicas y la actualidad científica de Freud


    Luiz Alberto Hanns


    En este artículo presento algunas de mis investigaciones sobre la traducción de Freud y su impacto en una lectura contemporánea de su obra. Partiendo de la palabra «Trieb» (pulsión/instinto) trato de mostrar que la teoría freudiana es de actualidad por ser integradora de cuerpo, cerebro y mente.

  18. The Mark, the Thing, and the Object: On What Commands Repetition in Freud and Lacan. (United States)

    Van de Vijver, Gertrudis; Bazan, Ariane; Detandt, Sandrine


    In Logique du Fantasme , Lacan argues that the compulsion to repeat does not obey the same discharge logic as homeostatic processes. Repetition installs a realm that is categorically different from the one related to homeostatic pleasure seeking, a properly subjective one, one in which the mark "stands for," "takes the place of," what we have ventured to call "an event," and what only in the movement of return, in what Lacan calls a "thinking of repetition," confirms and ever reconfirms this point of no return, which is also a qualitative cut and a structural loss. The kind of "standing for" Lacan intends here with the concept of repetition is certainly not something like an image or a faithful description. No, what Lacan wishes to stress is that this mark is situated at another level, at another place, it is " entstellt ," and as such, it is punctually impinging upon the bodily dynamics without rendering the event, without having an external meta-point of view, but cutting across registers according to a logics that is not the homeostatic memory logics. This paper elaborates on this distinction on the basis of a confrontation with what Freud says about the pleasure principle and its beyond in Beyond the Pleasure Principle , and also takes inspiration from Freud's Project for a Scientific Psychology. We argue that Lacan's theory of enjoyment takes up and generalizes what Freud was after in Beyond the Pleasure Principle with the Wiederholungszwang , and pushes Freud's thoughts to a more articulated point: to the point where a subject is considered to speak only when it has allowed the other, through discourse, to have impacted and cut into his bodily pleasure dynamics.

  19. A sombra marxiana em Freud, ou o descompasso constitutivo de um encontro

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    Leomir Cardoso Hilário


    Full Text Available Este artigo busca pôr à prova os argumentos freudianos a respeito de Marx através do encontro direto dos argumentos daquele com a obra deste. A partir de então, levanta-se a hipótese de que Freud sempre lida com a sombra marxiana, isto é, com o resultado da projeção das interpretações que terceiros possuem de Marx, em particular o marxismo soviético e as interpretações de Adler e Reich. Neste sentido, a atualidade do encontro entre Marx e Freud para o século XXI tem como pressuposto o ato da crítica radical em dois tempos: tanto no que se refere à deslegitimação do marxismo soviético como representante de Marx, quanto na recusa da apropriação politicamente problemática que Freud faz de Marx.

  20. Patronage in the dispute over child analysis between Melanie Klein and Anna Freud--1927-1932. (United States)

    Aguayo, J


    The author investigates the role of patrons and advocates for Melanie Klein's clinical ideas at the British Psycho-Analytical Society against the backdrop of her theoretical and technical differences with Anna Freud from 1927 to 1932. He also outlines the development of Klein and Anna Freud's theories and techniques within the nascent discipline of child psychoanalysis. The London and Viennese patrons/advocates contributed to polarising what initially were clinical differences about how to analyse pre-latency and latency-age children and which technical processes might best facilitate successful treatment. While the author speculates that a diversity of motivations and agendas may have driven the London group's support for Klein--personal and politicised enthusiasm (Jones), genuine conviction (Riviere) and attempts at theoretical rapprochement between the London and Vienna schools (Glover)--he also argues that Freud's diagnosis with cancer in 1923 and suspicion of patricidal son-successors necessitated the choice of a female successor with unquestioning loyalty to his doctrines. From 1932, when Klein's clinical authority was established, her first group of English supporters began to splinter, as she went on to become a training analyst, mentor and patron in her own right to a succeeding generation of adherents who defended her views during the Controversial Discussions.

  1. research document no. 27 bis. After the Hague, Bonn and Marrakech: the future international market for emissions permits and the issue of hot air

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    Blanchard, O.; Criqui, P.; Kitous, A.


    The main objective of this paper is to assess the Bonn-Marrakech agreement, in terms of abatement cost and emission trading as compared with the initial agreement reached in Kyoto (the Kyoto Protocol). Our reference case (the Initial Deal) does not include the use of sinks credits, as the Kyoto Protocol does not give explicit figures nor method to estimate them. In addition, two hypothetical situations are considered. The first describes the ''missed compromise'' that could have emerged among all Parties in November 2000 in The Hague. The second is a virtual case where the US is assumed to be part of the Bonn-Marrakech Agreement, along with all the other Parties. These two cases contribute to shed the light on the Bonn-Marrakech Agreement potential pitfalls. In the current situation, the US is out of the negotiation process and has no emission reduction commitment. Given the projections of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions used in this study, the Former Soviet Union countries (FSU) and the Eastern European Economies (EEE) that are part of the Annex B have potentially enough Hot Air to fulfill the overall commitment of the Annex B bubble, without any domestic abatement effort from the other Annex B countries. We show that in the theoretical case where no limit would be imposed on the selling of Hot Air, the permit price according to the POLES model would be zero as no market equilibrium could take place. This is why, next, we examine the economic impacts of restrictions to hot air trading, for FSU and EEE as well as for the other countries. We shed the light on the potential market power of the former countries that arises from the Bonn-Marrakech Agreement. (author)

  2. O conceito de pulsão de morte na obra de Freud The concept of death drive in Freud's work

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    José Gutiérrez-Terrazas


    Full Text Available O autor postula que o conceito de "pulsão de morte" na obra de Freud suscita confusão dentro do pensamento psicanalítico porque, embora encadeado com a descoberta original freudiana de uma psicossexualidade inconsciente, vinculada à fantasia, auto-erótica e anárquica, por outro lado favorece a idéia de uma dinâmica psíquica de tipo biológico e inato, que faz do conflito psíquico um conflito de ordem instintiva - que por definição é insuperável.The Author postulates that the concept of a "death drive" in Freud's work arouses bewilderment in the psychoanalytic thought, because even though it's linked with the original Freudian discovery of an unconscious, fantasy related, autoerotical and anarchic psychosexuality, on the other hand it favors the idea of a psychic dynamics of a biologic and innate kind, which makes of the intrapsychic conflict a conflict of an instinctive kind - which by definition is unsurpassable.

  3. Civilização e alienação: diálogo com Freud e Adorno/Civilization and alienation: dialogue whit Adorno and Freud

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    Márcio Danelon,


    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo estabelecer um diálogo entre as reflexões de Adorno e Freud sobre a civilização. Procuraremos mostrar as críticas que Adorno construiu, basicamente em Dialética do Esclarecimento, sobre a racionalidade instrumental presente em nossa civilização tecnológica, denunciando o estado de alienação e insatisfação. Procuraremos, também, tomar a análise freudiana sobre a civilização, emergindo suas críticas sobre o caráter extremamente repressor da civilização e sua denúncia da infelicidade que esta acarreta ao homem. The aim of this article is to establish a dialogue betwen the reflexion of Adorno and Freud about the civilization. We will try to show the cricticisms that Adorno constructed basically in Dialektik der Aufklaurüng about the instrumental rationality present in our tecnologic civilization denouncing the estate of alienation and insatisfaction. We wil also use Freud’s analyses about the civization emerging his criticisms about the character extremely repressive of civilization and his denoucing of unhappiness which was caused to man.

  4. 'For our garden of remembrance is somewhere else': Narratives of separation through the eyes of Freud's patients. (United States)

    Mahalel, Anat Tzur


    This article presents a unique collection of narratives of separation - unique because the separation here is from psychoanalysis and from Freud as analyst. These narratives were published as part of memoirs written about Freud by three of his patients. Their narratives of separation give us an innovative point of view on the psychoanalytic process, in particular with respect to the importance they place on the termination phase of the analysis at a time when Freud himself had not given it much consideration. The three autobiographical texts are Abram Kardiner's memoir (1977); the memoir of Sergei Pankejeff, known as the Wolf Man (Gardiner, ); and 'Tribute to Freud', by the poet H.D. (). These three distinguished narratives are discussed here as works of translation, as understood by Walter Benjamin (1968 [1955]), Paul Ricoeur (2006 [2004]), and Jean Laplanche (1999 [1992]). They express translation under three aspects: reconstruction of the past (the work of memory), interpreting the conscious residues of the transference (the work of mourning), and, as a deferred action, deciphering the enigmatic messages received from Freud as the parental figure. This representation of the analysand's writing suggests that the separation from analysis is an endless work of translation within the endless process of deciphering the unconscious. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  5. Anna Freud: the Hampstead War Nurseries and the role of the direct observation of children for psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Midgley, Nick


    The psychoanalytic tradition of direct observation of children has a long history, going back to the early 20th century, when psychoanalysis and the emerging field of 'child studies' came into fruitful contact in Freud's Vienna. As a leading figure in the attempted integration of direct observation with the new psychoanalytic knowledge emerging from the consulting room, Anna Freud played a crucial role in the emergence of this field. But her major contribution to the theory and practice of observing children came during the Second World War, when she founded the Hampstead War Nurseries. The author describes in detail this important period of Anna Freud's career, and discusses the impact it had on later work. He explores the theoretical contribution that Anna Freud made in the post-war years to the debate about the place of direct observation in psychoanalysis, and concludes that Anna Freud's 'double approach' (direct observation plus analytic reconstruction) still has a great deal to offer as a method of both psychoanalytic research and education.


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    Full Text Available In this article we will analyze the relation between the nature of the contract and the economical entity management, taking as example the case of the contracts that provide the constitution of performance bonds. A number of three manners in which perfor

  7. O Édipo de Foucault não é o de FreudEl Edipo de Foucault no es de Freud


    Pereira, Marcelo Ricardo


    O Édipo, como o homem que sabia demais, era por isso o homem da ignorância. Foucault, diferente de Freud, estabelece um Édipo historicizado no tempo da passagem da forma jurídica do “regime de provas” à do “sistema de inquérito”, culminando no que chamou de o “exame” – nome lacônico que dá às ciências humanas. Porém, não há como mencionar a tragédia sofocliana sem tocar na hermenêutica psicanalítica, e sobre isso Foucault é implacável: a Psicanálise é um dispositivo discursivo de poder, uma c...

  8. O Édipo de Foucault não é o de Freud/El Edipo de Foucault no es de Freud

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    Marcelo Ricardo Pereira


    Full Text Available O Édipo, como o homem que sabia demais, era por isso o homem da ignorância. Foucault, diferente de Freud, estabelece um Édipo historicizado no tempo da passagem da forma jurídica do “regime de provas” à do “sistema de inquérito”, culminando no que chamou de o “exame” – nome lacônico que dá às ciências humanas. Porém, não há como mencionar a tragédia sofocliana sem tocar na hermenêutica psicanalítica, e sobre isso Foucault é implacável: a Psicanálise é um dispositivo discursivo de poder, uma ciência disciplinar, contendora do desejo. Mas a Psicanálise não deve ser emparelhada à Psiquiatria, por exemplo. A “razão” freudiana reside justamente numa tensão paradoxal entre dar voz à singularidade e, ao mesmo tempo, reafirmar universais históricos da cultura. Édipo não é uma nosografia, mas o que detém um “saber que não se sabe”: o do inconsciente. Se ele é o homem do inconsciente em Freud, em Foucault ele será o da ignorância. Nisso, ambos se confluem: o homem moderno para sempre está “dissolvido”. Edipo, como el hombre que sabía demasiado, era el hombre de la ignorancia. Foucault, a diferencia de Freud, establece un Edipo historizado en el tiempo de la pasaje de la forma jurídica del "régimen de pruebas" al “sistema de averiguación", que culmina en lo que él llamó la "examem" - nombre lacónico que él da a las humanidades. Sin embargo, no se menciona la tragedia de Sófocles, sin tocar en la hermenéutica del psicoanálisis, y Foucault es implacable: el psicoanálisis es un dispositivo discursivo del poder, una ciencia disciplinar, contendiente del deseo. Pero el psicoanálisis no debería ser emparejados a la psiquiatría, por ejemplo. La "razón" freudiana reside en una tensión paradójica entre dar voz a la singularidad y, al mismo tiempo, reafirmar los universales históricos de la cultura. Edipo no es una nosografia, pero lo que tiene un "saber que no se sabe": el

  9. A construção do eu na modernidade: do projeto romântico ao impressionismo em Freud The construction of the Self in Modernity: romanticism and Impressionism in Freud

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    Denise Coutinho


    Full Text Available O sistema cartesiano fornece as bases para o Romantismo produzir um novo objeto: o 'eu' simultaneamente interioridade e alteridade. Tal invenção incide sobre os campos científico, político, social, artístico e produz consequências éticas e estéticas que perduram no século XXI. Pretende-se, aqui, propor uma aproximação do estilo de Freud com o impressionismo, sem deixar de reconhecer, no pensamento literário romântico, o ponto de inflexão na produção de uma nova racionalidade. Apontar a emergência do eu, tal como (reapresentado por Freud, implica reconhecê-lo como tributário do ideal romântico. Ao mesmo tempo, tenta-se destacar a virada epistemológica que Freud imprime ao conceito numa proposta ainda hoje subversiva.The Cartesian system provides the fundamental principles for Romanticism to produce a new object: the 'self', simultaneously as interiority and alterity. This invention falls on the scientific, political, social, and artistic fields that produce ethical and aesthetic consequences that endured in the 21st century. The aim of this essay is to offer an approximation between Freud's style and Impressionism, while recognizing the point of inflection in the production of a new rationality in the literary romantic thought. Pointing to the emergence of the self, as (represented by Freud means to recognize it as a tributary of the romantic ideal. At the same time, it highlights the epistemological change that Freud imprints on this concept in a proposal that has remained subversive until today.

  10. [Is Freud the author of the "aphasia" article in Villaret's Handwörterbuch der Gesamten Medizin (1888)? A reply to Anneliese Menninger]. (United States)

    Scherrer, Ferdinand


    In 2011/12 Menninger rejected my proposition that Freud could not have composed the "aphasia" article in Villaret's medical dictionary. In this reply I argue in favour of my initial view that Freud is not the author of the article that has been attributed to him for over 60 years.

  11. A Ciência de Freud: introdução ao problema da cientificidade da psicanálise

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    Nathalia Sisson


    Full Text Available Apresenta-se primeiramente a concepção de Freud do que seria a Ciência e em que constituiria a atividade cientifica, utilizando-se textos freudianos nos quais ele trabalha esse tema. Considera-se as noções de Naturwissenchaft e Geistwissenchaft para contextualizar a discussão sobre a cientificidade da Psicanálise à época de Freud. Confronta-se então a Ciência, como entendida por Freud, com as concepções de Popper e Bachelard, oriundos da Epistemologia. Posteriormente, apresentamos diferentes posições de psicanalistas, como Lacan e Kernberg, quanto ao mesmo tema, para mostrar como a compreensão do que seja a Ciência determina os posicionamentos quanto à relação entre esta e a Psicanálise.

  12. ["Long and difficult years followed". The situation of Freud's family after their arrival in Vienna in 1859]. (United States)

    Augusta, Georg


    New documents--notes in Viennese newspapers--have shed new light on the social circumstances of Freud's childhood. His father's arrival in Vienna can now be dated to the 23rd of December 1859. In a "reminder", issued by the commercial court of Vienna in the gazette of the Wiener Zeitung in February 1860, Jakob Freud was ordered to repay a debt to his creditor Benjamin Leisorowitz, and liquidation proceedings were initiated against him in the same month. Jakob was nevertheless able to carry on doing business, as is evidenced by further records in the gazette where he is mentioned as taking part in a salt and draft business. This information contributes to clarifying the question of how Jakob Freud managed to feed his growing family, maintain a middle class life style and finance the education of his children in Vienna. Furthermore the article provides a list of all known addresses of the family from 1859 to 1896.

  13. Histeria: primeiras formulações teóricas de Freud

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    Francisco Verardi Bocca


    Full Text Available Na intenção de abordar o escorregadio tema da histeria, decidi enfrentá-lo recorrendo às teses e obras de Freud compreendendo o período entre 1886 e 1898. A histeria, desde sempre objeto heteróclito e de múltiplo pertencimento, reclamado pelo natural e pelo sobrenatural, pela razão e pela superstição, demandou uma interrogação se, algumas vezes encerrada tanto no corpo e outras no espírito, seria ou não uma doença. Interessa-me abordar a histeria a partir do tratamento dado por Freud. Quanto às chaves de leitura que orientaram essa pesquisa antecipo algumas para orientação do leitor: a própria apresentação histórica e cronológica do tema e das obras de Freud a respeito da histeria. Em termos conceituais, a articulação entre corpo e mente; a tese da ideogenia na etiologia da histeria; a introdução gradual da sexualidade infantil e finalmente a ultrapassagem da hipótese traumática, apoiada na teoria da sedução, em direção à admissão da fantasia. Tudo isso tendo em vista exercitar uma compreensão da teorização freudiana que reconheça a especificidade de sua produção a partir de uma via alternativa que não leve em consideração nem o fato de uma ruptura nem o de uma continuidade conceitual em sua elaboração.

  14. Entropy of orthogonal polynomials with Freud weights and information entropies of the harmonic oscillator potential (United States)

    Van Assche, W.; Yáñez, R. J.; Dehesa, J. S.


    The information entropy of the harmonic oscillator potential V(x)=1/2λx2 in both position and momentum spaces can be expressed in terms of the so-called ``entropy of Hermite polynomials,'' i.e., the quantity Sn(H):= -∫-∞+∞H2n(x)log H2n(x) e-x2dx. These polynomials are instances of the polynomials orthogonal with respect to the Freud weights w(x)=exp(-||x||m), m≳0. Here, a very precise and general result of the entropy of Freud polynomials recently established by Aptekarev et al. [J. Math. Phys. 35, 4423-4428 (1994)], specialized to the Hermite kernel (case m=2), leads to an important refined asymptotic expression for the information entropies of very excited states (i.e., for large n) in both position and momentum spaces, to be denoted by Sρ and Sγ, respectively. Briefly, it is shown that, for large values of n, Sρ+1/2logλ≂log(π√2n/e)+o(1) and Sγ-1/2log λ≂log(π√2n/e)+o(1), so that Sρ+Sγ≂log(2π2n/e2)+o(1) in agreement with the generalized indetermination relation of Byalinicki-Birula and Mycielski [Commun. Math. Phys. 44, 129-132 (1975)]. Finally, the rate of convergence of these two information entropies is numerically analyzed. In addition, using a Rakhmanov result, we describe a totally new proof of the leading term of the entropy of Freud polynomials which, naturally, is just a weak version of the aforementioned general result.

  15. Freud's private mini-monograph on his own dreams. A contribution to the celebration of the centenary of The interpretation of dreams. (United States)

    Blum, H P


    A virtually unknown brief commentary by Freud on the characteristics of his own dreams is described and discussed. Freud's mini-monograph, discovered after some 80 years, has autobiographical, theoretical and organisational significance in the enigmatic context of the early development of psychoanalysis. Found among papers of Alfred Adler, this extraordinary document adds to our knowledge of psychoanalytic history, including the significance of dreams in the evolution of psychoanalytic thought. Freud's commentary permitted the identification of a particular dream as his own. This dream had been presented in anonymity to the fledgling Vienna Psychoanalytic Society for interpretation. The dream was later inserted, again anonymously, into The Interpretation of Dreams with Freud's own remarkable pre-oedipal interpretation. Freud's conflicted relationships with Adler and Jung are considered in historical context.

  16. [Questions and worries. On the correspondence of Grete Bibring and Anna Freud 1949-1975]. (United States)

    Bakman, Nina


    Grete Bibring (1899 - 1977) was a representative of the second generation of analysts. Having emigrated from Vienna to London in 1938, she left for Boston in 1942 where she made a remarkable career. 1946 she became head of the department of psychiatry at the Beth-Israel hospital in Harvard and from 1961 the first woman professor of medicine there. She maintained a connection with European psychoanalysis in the person of Anna Freud with whom she corresponded regularly. Their letters contain an interesting exchange of ideas about psychoanalytic institutions (e.g. the American Psychoanalytical Association) and papers (e.g. on pregnancy). It is also the testimony of an exceptional friendship.

  17. Aspectos das relações interpessoais em Freud: questionamentos morais


    Virginia Helena Ferreira da Costa


    O objetivo principal da dissertação é problematizar, a partir de textos de Freud, o prolongamento de expectativas e fantasias próprias da infância em aspectos sociais e políticos da vida adulta. Para tanto, as relações interpessoais são consideradas mediante dois pontos de vista da teoria freudiana, a saber, o do desenvolvimento individual e das relações e estruturas sociais. Como pano de fundo para tal problemática, são abordadas a experiência edípica infantil e a situação de desamparo como ...

  18. [From dissociation to system: The concept of the unconscious as a descendant of the reflex paradigm in Freud]. (United States)

    Janssen, Sandra


    The paper tries to situate Freud's theory historically by referring it to a paradigm of psychological theory that Marcel Gauchet describes as the "Golden Age" of psychophysics and reflex theory, and that he situates between 1870 and 1900. I will show that until 1900 Freud thinks, in fact, in categories that correspond to this type of thought. His texts On the Psychical Mechanism of Hysterical Phenomena (1893, with Josef Breuer) and A Project for a Scientific Psychology (1895) still follow the conception of a psychological subject on the basis of the stimulus and response model, which can be found in numerous contemporaneous authors. In this model, the psyche is just a place of transit open to the exterior, and its unity can only be a sum of elements of consciousness having a physiological substrate. Nevertheless, Freud's early texts--although appertaining to the reflex paradigm--already contain elements that serve to construct another basic model of the psychic apparatus, which is finally introduced by The Interpretation of Dreams. Those new elements are the separation between interior and exterior, the introduction of endogenous energy, which is linked to the importance of emotions instead of sensations, and the problem of the adaptation to outer reality that results from it. Nevertheless, once more Freud is not the only theorist in whose thought the new paradigm can be found; I again refer his new premises to other contemporary psychologists. The question that arises from Freud's passage from one paradigm to another is how he handles the continuity of his own thought. I describe the difficult compromise between contradictory concepts he finds in his Project for a Scientific Psychology; but certain concepts that derive from the reflex paradigm subsist even during the later development of psychoanalysis. This is especially the case for the concept of the unconscious itself: As I argue, this concept originates in the reflex paradigm, and, in contrast to contemporary

  19. William Healy, M.D., Father of the American Child Guidance Movement (United States)


    courts, was another important development, starting in 1899. Meyer, Sigmund Freud , and Healy all contributed to the next step, which coupled the...Dummer Papers lists 454 correspondents. The prominent psychiatrists include: Franz Alexander, Trigant Burrow, Havelock Ellis, Flanders Dunbar, Sigmund ... Freud , Roy Grinker, William Healy, Karen Homey, Marion E. Kenworthy, Lawson Lowrey, Julse Masserman, Karl Menninger, Adolf Meyer, Smith Ely Jelliffe

  20. Research document no. 27 bis. After the Hague, Bonn and Marrakech: the future international market for emissions permits and the issue of hot air; Cahier de recherche no. 27. Apres La Hague, Bonn et Marrakech: le futur marche international des permis de droits d'emissions et la question de l'air chaud

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    The main objective of this paper is to assess the Bonn-Marrakech agreement, in terms of abatement cost and emission trading as compared with the initial agreement reached in Kyoto (the Kyoto Protocol). Our reference case (the Initial Deal) does not include the use of sinks credits, as the Kyoto Protocol does not give explicit figures nor method to estimate them. In addition, two hypothetical situations are considered. The first describes the ''missed compromise'' that could have emerged among all Parties in November 2000 in The Hague. The second is a virtual case where the US is assumed to be part of the Bonn-Marrakech Agreement, along with all the other Parties. These two cases contribute to shed the light on the Bonn-Marrakech Agreement potential pitfalls. In the current situation, the US is out of the negotiation process and has no emission reduction commitment. Given the projections of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions used in this study, the Former Soviet Union countries (FSU) and the Eastern European Economies (EEE) that are part of the Annex B have potentially enough Hot Air to fulfill the overall commitment of the Annex B bubble, without any domestic abatement effort from the other Annex B countries. We show that in the theoretical case where no limit would be imposed on the selling of Hot Air, the permit price according to the POLES model would be zero as no market equilibrium could take place. This is why, next, we examine the economic impacts of restrictions to hot air trading, for FSU and EEE as well as for the other countries. We shed the light on the potential market power of the former countries that arises from the Bonn-Marrakech Agreement. (author)

  1. Measures and experiments to the reduction of mercury in the waste recycling plant Bonn. The gold amalgam procedure - Attempt of precipitation in the scrubber with TMT 15 - enrichment of the Dioxorb absorbent with activated charcoal; Massnahmen und Versuche zur Quecksilberminderung in der Abfallverwertungsanlage Bonn. Das Gold-Amalgamverfahren: Faellungsversuch im Waescher mit TMT 15 - Anreicherung des Dioxorb-Absorbens mit Aktivkohle

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    Heidrich, R. [Muellverwertungsanlage Bonn GmbH, Bonn (Germany)


    MVA Bonn GmbH (Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany) operates a plant for the thermal utilization of settlement wastes. The author of the contribution under consideration reports on measures and attempts according to the reduction of mercury in the waste processing plant Bonn. In particular, three procedures are discussed: (a) The gold amalgam procedure; (b) attempt of precipitation in the scrubber with TMT-15; (c) enrichment of the adsorbent Dioxorb with activated charcoal. The gold amalgam procedure is a reliable procedure for the reduction of the mercury content in exhaust gases. Additionally, it is a very expensive procedure. The filling material containers of all three procedures should be replaced in the next revisions gradually with new containers. The danger of an enrichment of considerable quantities of mercury on the filling material packing is large. A further possibility is the filling of the finished solution over a mist eliminator. Here the danger of the blockage plays a substantial role. A thorough and reliable lowering of the mercury emission can be achieved by means of the active charcoal containing Dioxorb.

  2. Teoria e clínica psicanalítica da psicose em Freud e Lacan

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    Tania Coelho dos Santos


    Full Text Available Vamos demonstrar que o tema da psicose é tratado por Freud, tanto clínica quanto teoricamente, com base em sua prática com as neuroses - tendo como pilar conceitual o mecanismo do recalque (Verdrängung. A segunda tópica do funcionamento mental e os desdobramentos da teoria do narcisismo permitem um passo adiante na concepção freudiana da psicose. A diferença estrutural determinante entre as psicoses e as neuroses de transferência é formalizada por Freud em 1924. O paradigma do recalque e suas modalidades de defesa são finalmente abandonados como modelo elucidativo dos fenômenos psicóticos. Seu mecanismo específico será redefinido como rejeição (Verwerfung. Lacan nomeia esse mecanismo como foraclusão do Nome-do-Pai, cuja falta explica a ausência do sujeito da enunciação. Na ausência deste mediador simbólico, a diferença sexual não se ordena sob a rubrica da lógica fálica e do complexo de castração.

  3. O Sonho de Freud: semiótica do discurso onírico

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    Waldir Beividas


    Full Text Available O autor toma o texto da Interpretação dos Sonhos de Freud, mais precisamente, o próprio sonho maior aí analisado, da injeção em Irma, para defender a idéia de que o criador da psicanálise inaugurou com isso uma reflexão "semiótica" avant la lettre, sobre a espinhosa questão do sentido. Sustenta que, frente ao modo como Freud dispôs seu método de interpretação onírica, as análises lacanianas desse sonho merecem reparos, justamente porque careceram de uma discussão maior sobre a questão freudiana do acúmulo de significações do sonho, ressentiram-se de um diálogo, não havido no tempo, entre a psicanálise e as teorias que têm o sentido como objeto precípuo de investigação (teorias do discurso e semióticas. Entende que as razões desse déficit devam ser debitadas ao modo como a psicanálise lacaniana e pós-lacaniana conduziram o conceito de sentido, paulatinamente desdenhado e abandonado, senão mesmo abertamente excluído de suas cogitações atuais.

  4. Fetishes and wrecks. The idol of the hermaphrodite in Freud's work and in his time

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    Giuseppe Testa


    Full Text Available Freud’s settlement about the question of hermaphroditism is very ambiguous and entirely involved into psychotic meanings. When he received in his research the dubious notion of “narcissism”, he was forced to confront with ancient myths: not only the Narcissus’ one, but also the Orphaeus, Eros and Psyche’s ones. Freud knews these fabulous witnesses on basic terms: as a scholastic memory or a recorded tale of his friend, Otto Rank. Through this fault, maybe, he absorbed “narcissism” within the larger knowledge of “homosexuality”. However, observed from a literary or a philosophical point of view, the same mythical sources lead to a different ending: “narcissism” is not a disguised or an hidden form of the phallic mother’s fetishism, but a neurotic, impulsive effort to live the libido between the two sexes: that’s to say, an hermaphroditic, “bisexual” - not “homosexual” – attitude. It’s just the thing which Robert Musil wrote at Vienna, while Freud lived and worked there, depicting the love story of the brothers, Ulrich and Agathe, in his masterpiece “The Man without Qualities”. 

  5. Gender legacies of jung and freud as epistemology in emergent feminist research on late motherhood. (United States)

    Barone-Chapman, Maryann


    While conducting doctoral research in social science on late motherhood, two analytical engagements with the feminine came to my attention as evidence of a patriarchal bias toward the realm of womanhood. Jung's mythopoetic tension between symbolism and enactments with the feminine and Freud's supposition that a denial of the feminine was necessary for psychological and emotional development appeared to be perpetuating a social problem continuing in current times. Across affective behavior and narrative within stories of late procreative desire, dream journals and Word Association Tests of eight participants was the memory of a male sibling who had enjoyed primacy of place in the parental home over the daughter. The female body with a voice was missing in the one-sided perspectives of Analytical Psychology and Psychoanalysis on the subject of the feminine, until a whole view of psyche's discontents in Feminist inspired Psychoanalytic theories from both schools on the female body were included. Freud and Jung's views became evidence of patriarchy as background while extension of Feminist inspired psychoanalytical thinking, Queer theories and Creation Myth allowed new meanings of the embodied feminine to emerge through a recapitulation of a union of opposites as a union of epistemology and ethos. The essence of Jung's mid-life theories, altered by modernity and eclipsed by female advancement, remains replicatable and paradigmatic outside of essentialist gender performance.

  6. Something Was Lost in Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle: A Ferenczian Reading. (United States)

    Soreanu, Raluca


    Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) brought a lot of new possibilities to psychoanalytic theory, but also a series of losses. While I recognize the importance of the death drive as a metapsychological construct, I argue that the first thing that went missing with the arrival of this groundbreaking Freudian text is the theorization of the ego instincts or the self-preservative drives. Freud never articulated some plausible inheritors of the ego instincts. I follow the Budapest School, and especially the voice of Sándor Ferenczi, for addressing this loss. The second thing that went missing after Beyond the Pleasure Principle is our openness in thinking through repetition. With the seductive formulation of the "daemonic" repetition in this 1920 text, our theoretical imagination around repetition seems to have been affected. I draw on the work of Sándor Ferenczi for exploring new forms of repetition. Finally, I offer a Ferenczian re-reading of the Freudian Nachträglichkeit, which I see as crucial in the process of pluralizing our thinking on repetition.

  7. 'Freud's speculations in ethnology': A reflection on anthropology's encounter with psychoanalysis. (United States)

    Rivera, Patrick S


    In the early 20th century, many analysts - Freud and Ernest Jones in particular - were confident that cultural anthropologists would demonstrate the universal nature of the Oedipus complex and other unconscious phenomena. Collaboration between the two disciplines, however, was undermined by a series of controversies surrounding the relationship between psychology and culture. This paper re-examines the three episodes that framed anthropology's early encounter with psychoanalysis, emphasizing the important works and their critical reception. Freud's Totem and Taboo began the interdisciplinary dialogue, but it was Bronislaw Malinowski's embrace of psychoanalysis - a development anticipated through a close reading of his personal diaries - that marked a turning point in relations between the two disciplines. Malinowski argued that an avuncular (rather than an Oedipal) complex existed in the Trobriand Islands. Ernest Jones' critical dismissal of this theory alienated Malinowski from psychoanalysis and ended ethnographers' serious exploration of Freudian thought. A subsequent ethnographic movement, 'culture and personality,' was erroneously seen by many anthropologists as a product of Freudian theory. When 'culture and personality' was abandoned, anthropologists believed that psychoanalysis had been discredited as well - a narrative that still informs the historiography of the discipline and its rejection of psychoanalytical theory. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  8. Laguerre-Freud Equations for the Recurrence Coefficients of Some Discrete Semi-Classical Orthogonal Polynomials of Class Two (United States)

    Hounga, C.; Hounkonnou, M. N.; Ronveaux, A.


    In this paper, we give Laguerre-Freud equations for the recurrence coefficients of discrete semi-classical orthogonal polynomials of class two, when the polynomials in the Pearson equation are of the same degree. The case of generalized Charlier polynomials is also presented.

  9. The death instinct and the mental dimension beyond the pleasure principle in the works of Spielrein and Freud. (United States)

    Caropreso, Fátima


    In 'Destruction as Cause of Come-into-being', Spielrein argues for the need of postulating the existence of a death instinct in mental functioning. The idea that she thus anticipated the concept of death instinct Freud introduced in 1920 is often found in psychoanalytic literature. But the specific meaning of Spielrein's hypothesis is seldom discussed, as well as the extent to which she anticipated Freud's concept. In fact, there are important differences between their views. Besides, a closer analysis of Spielrein's text reveals other ideas that come close to fundamental aspects of Freud's theories from 1920 onwards, particularly the assumption of a more primordial mental functioning than the one regulated by the pleasure principle. But also here there are important differences between the views sustained by both authors. With this in view, the objective of this paper is firstly to discuss some hypotheses formulated by Spielrein in her 1912 work in order to elucidate her concept of death instinct as well as her hypothesis of the existence of a more primitive mental functioning than the one governed by the pleasure principle. Next, the question of the possible similarities and differences with regard to Freud's concepts is also addressed. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  10. Infantile sexuality, primary object-love and the anthropological significance of the Oedipus complex: re-reading Freud's 'Female sexuality'. (United States)

    van Haute, Philippe


    The author attempts to show why and in what respect Freud's famous article 'Female sexuality' can still be a source of inspiration for a contemporary metapsychology. In this text, Freud acknowledges the importance of the child's tie to its mother for the first time. Both Balint and Bowlby consider this text to be a distant forerunner of their own theories on primary object-love and attachment respectively. At the same time, Freud's text contains some elements of a 'theory of generalized seduction' as it was developed in the last decades by Jean Laplanche. 'Female sexuality' therefore presents itself as the perfect point of departure for a discussion of the relation between primary object-love (and attachment) and sexuality. Based on his reading of Freud's text, the author argues that human subjectivity is characterized by the lack of attunement between the world of the adult and the world of the child. This insight allows for a reformulation of the anthropological significance of the Oedipus and castration complexes. They are no longer interpreted as universal problems that every child has to face, but as historical and contingent solutions to the lack of attunement between the child and the adult that is essential to human subjectivity.

  11. 'The healing power of love': the literary/analytic bond of marriage in Freud's essay on Gradiva. (United States)

    Ashur, Dorit


    Freud 's declared position regarding the management of 'transference love' advocated 'abstinence', objectivity and even 'emotional coldness in the analyst'. However, his essay on Jensen's Gradiva reveals an identification with an involved and responsive 'maternal' analytic position associated with theorists such as Ferenczi, Balint and Winnicott. These theorists attribute the origins of transference love to the pre-oedipal stage, shaping their analytic model on the basis of the early relationship with the mother. Freud generally had difficulty identifying with such a position, since it entailed addressing his own inner feminine aspects. Yet a literary analysis of his 'Gradiva' reveals this stance in his textual performance, i.e. in the ways in which he reads and retells Jensen's story. Freud 's narration not only expresses identification with Zoe, the female protagonist, but also idealizes her 'therapeutic' conduct, which is closer in spirit to that of object-relations theorists. His subtext even implies, however unintended, that an ideal treatment of transference love culminates in a psychical 'marriage' bond between the analytic couple, a metaphor used by Winnicott to describe the essence of the mother-baby (analyst/patient) bond. Freud 's reading process is itself analogous to Zoe's 'therapeutic' conduct, in that both perform a creative and involved interaction with the text/patient.

  12. Effect of Salicylic Acid and Chelated Magnesium Sulfate on Fruit Quality Improvement (Physical Characteristics in Pear (cv. Louise Bonne

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    mahjabin adel


    Full Text Available Introduction: Fruit quality is described based on the crop functions (for industry or table and/or difference of the consumer tastes in different societies. The conformity of the quality with consumer demands has an effective role in improvement of the marketing process. For example, elongated pears are preferred for the processing industries and conserving productions. The lack of attention to retaining of quality and/or improvement of apparent situation of gardening product in proportion to consumer demands decreases especial consumer acceptance. The necessity of having desired quality characteristics in pear fruits from the characters viewpoint of fruit specific gravity (major rating criterion of pears and proportion of length to diameter (minor rating, because of their role in market acceptance and pricing, is evident. Fruit quality, while harvesting, as one of the components of plants fertility influenced under different parameters like nourishment and could be managed during growth season. In other words, the gain of qualities proportionated to consumers demands and/or processing industries is possible by the use of acquired method such as the kind of mother plant nutrition, and control of pests and diseases, etc. In the current research, the effect of salicylic acid and chelated magnesium sulfate was studied on physical indexes of fruits quality of pear fruit. Materials and Methods: In order to study the effect of treatment agents, an experiment was conducted in the ecological conditions of Qazvinon Pear trees belonging to Louise Bonne cultivar in the Randomized Complete Block Design. The treatments includecontrol group (with andwithout water,chelated magnesium sulfate with concentration of 0.5 gram in a liter, chelated magnesium sulfate with concentration of 0.7gram in a liter, salicylic acid with concentration of0.1 gram in a liter,the compound treatment of salicylic acid with concentration of 0.1 andchelated magnesium sulfate with

  13. Preface: Proceedings of the Colloidal Dispersions in External Fields II Conference (Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 31 March 2 April 2008) (United States)

    Löwen, H.


    This special issue reflects the scientific programme of the International Colloidal Dispersions in External Fields Conference (CODEF II) that took place in Bonn-Bad Godesberg from 31 March-2 April 2008. This is the second conference in a series that started in 2004 when the first CODEF meeting was held. The proceedings of the first CODEF meeting were summarized in a previous special issue (Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 16 (issue 38)). The present issue represents recent progress in this rapidly developing field. The CODEF meeting series is held in conjunction with the German-Dutch Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB TR6 with the title Physics of Colloidal Dispersions in External Fields. Scientists working within this network as well as international invited guest speakers contributed to these meetings. The contributions in this issue are organized according to the type of different fields applied namely: bulk (no external field) shear flow electric field magnetic and laser-optical field confinement We would like to thank the CODEF II sponsors (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and MWFZ Mainz) for their financial support. Furthermore, we thank IOP Publishing for their willingness to publish the proceedings of this conference as a special issue. Participants O Alarcón-Waess (Puebla), M Allen (Coventry), J L Arauz-Lara (San Luis Potosi), L Assoud (Düsseldorf), G K Auernhammer (Mainz), R Backofen (Dresden), M Balbás-Gambra (Munich), J Bammert (Bayreuth), M Baptista (Mainz), J-L Barrat (Lyon), M Bier (Utrecht), K Binder (Mainz), R Blaak (Düsseldorf), V Blickle (Stuttgart), D Block (Kiel), S Böhm (Düsseldorf), V Botan (Mainz), J P Bouchaud (Paris), J Brader (Konstanz), G Brambilla (Montpellier), W J Briels (Enschede), M Brinkmann (Göttingen), C Brunet (Paris), H-J Butt (Mainz), M A Camargo Chaparro (Düsseldorf), R Castañeda Priego (Guanajuato), J J Cerdà Pino (Frankfurt), A Chatterji (Jülich), M Chavez Paez (San Luis Potosi), A Chremos


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    Scotti, Alessandra


    Full Text Available This paper investigates Maurice Merleau‐Ponty’s interest about Freud’s philosophical works. It invokes the Freud’s recognition as “Master of the School of suspicion”, a famous definition made by Paul Ricœur. According to Ricœur, Freud’s theories take place within the philosophical stream that looks at “constituted cogito” with deep mistrust. Through the analysis of “Phenomenology of Perception” we can observe the accusation of “pansexuality” moved by Merleau‐Ponty. However, as Merleau‐ Ponty’s philosophy develops and his view changes from “existential” to “ontological”, the relation between Freud and Merleau‐Ponty changes accordingly, until the acknowledgment of the unconscious as a prediction of the “chair”.

  15. Dream interpretation, affect, and the theory of neuronal group selection: Freud, Winnicott, Bion, and Modell. (United States)

    Shields, Walker


    The author uses a dream specimen as interpreted during psychoanalysis to illustrate Modell's hypothesis that Edelman's theory of neuronal group selection (TNGS) may provide a valuable neurobiological model for Freud's dynamic unconscious, imaginative processes in the mind, the retranscription of memory in psychoanalysis, and intersubjective processes in the analytic relationship. He draws parallels between the interpretation of the dream material with keen attention to affect-laden meanings in the evolving analytic relationship in the domain of psychoanalysis and the principles of Edelman's TNGS in the domain of neurobiology. The author notes how this correlation may underscore the importance of dream interpretation in psychoanalysis. He also suggests areas for further investigation in both realms based on study of their interplay.

  16. Fantasia e teorias da sedução em Freud e em Laplanche

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    Lea Silveira Sales

    Full Text Available Os elementos fornecidos por Freud ao teorizar sobre as fantasias inevitavelmente conduzem a dúvidas e obscuridade. O objetivo do presente artigo foi percorrer as indagações decorrentes do tratamento freudiano do problema, tomando como base, além de seus próprios textos, o desenvolvimento sugerido por Pontalis e, principalmente, por Laplanche na construção de sua teoria da sedução generalizada, que se desdobra especialmente nos conceitos significante enigmático e objeto-fonte da pulsão. Com isso, Laplanche torna possível a argumentação de que a sedução não é apenas um acontecimento pontual, mas aquilo que permite pensar as origens do sujeito psíquico no que ele possui de universal.

  17. Freud's Rat Man from the perspective of an early-life variant of the Oedipus complex. (United States)

    Osman, Marvin P


    In the spirit of Freud's invitation to other investigators to elaborate on his "Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis" (1909), the author offers additional and differing views on the case of the Rat Man (Dr. Ernst Langer). These views have been informed by the evolution of psychoanalysis over the past 100 years, especially by the perspective provided by an early-life variant on the Oedipus complex (Osman 2000). The author postulates that an important reason for the happy conclusion of this analysis, surprising for its brevity, was that it expedited a mourning process that released a primitive bond to the patient's father, and also, in doing so, facilitated the emergence of a less encumbered and more individuated identity. While accomplishing this, constricting bonds to his late sister Katherine and to his mother were loosened as well.

  18. Intersubjectivity in Wittgenstein and Freud: other minds and the foundations of psychiatry. (United States)

    Loizzo, J


    Intersubjectivity, the cooperation of two or more minds, is basic to human behavior, yet eludes the grasp of psychiatry. This paper traces the dilemma to the "problem of other minds" assumed with the epistemologies of modern science. It presents the solution of Wittgenstein's later philosophy, known for his treatment of other minds in terms of "human agreement in language." Unlike recent studies of "Wittgenstein's psychology," this one reviews the Philosophical Investigations' "private language argument," the crux of his mature views on mind. It reads that argument as recording his shift from the modern egocentric paradigm of mind to an intersubjective one. The paper contrasts the merits of Wittgenstein's reduction of subject and object to grammar with the problems of Freud's metapsychological reduction. It shows how Wittgenstein's intersubjective method avoids the excesses of behaviorism and phenomenology, offering a specifically human way to adapt mechanistic and interpretive means to the communicative ends of psychiatry.

  19. O terceiro tempo do trauma: Freud, Ferenczi e os desvios de um conceito


    Eugênio Canesin Dal Molin


    O presente trabalho procura compreender o conceito de trauma psíquico a partir das teorizações de S. Freud e S. Ferenczi. Discutem-se as ideias expostas pelos dois autores sobre os aspectos intra e interpsíquicos envolvidos na formação do trauma, com o intuito de articulá-las de um modo que contemple as diferentes experiências de traumatização. A dissertação está dividida em três partes. Na primeira, composta de cinco capítulos, o eixo são experiências que parecem ter um efeito disruptivo tão...

  20. Freud e o judaísmo: luto, trauma e transmissão


    Indursky, Alexei Conte; Kveller, Daniel Boianovsky


    Resumo Este artigo almeja discutir a relação entre o conceito de transmissão na psicanálise e a posição do judaísmo no desejo de Freud. Interessa-nos compreender a operação subjetiva pela qual é possível tornar-se herdeiro, partindo do pressuposto de que a própria obra freudiana testemunha o modo como seu autor pôde apropriar-se da herança, tanto da cultura judaica quanto de sua genealogia familiar. Para isso, examinaremos a escritura de três de seus textos em contraponto a suas experiências ...

  1. Pasajes: el pensamiento como puesta-en-camino Freud, Heidegger, Derrida

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    Meloni, Carolina


    Full Text Available This article carries out a parallel reading of Derrida’s 1968 lecture “La Différance”, Heidegger’s Unterwegs zur Sprache, and the Freudian concept of Umweg, which is already formulated in the Traumdeutung. Derridian différance inherits a double affiliation: on the one hand, to the Freudian concepts of delay and differing which are characteristic of the psychic apparatus - it is this value of Umweg or diverted path that Freud employs to indicate the relations existing between the reality principle and the pleasure principle; on the other hand, to the Heideggerian concepts of the destining and destiny of Being. In this crossroads we find the keys to understanding the whole reach of the movement of destination in Derrida, as well as the possibility of a thought of Being in différance.Este artículo realiza una lectura en paralelo de la conferencia “La Différance”, pronunciada en 1968 por J. Derrida, la obra de Heidegger Unterwegs zur Sprache, y el concepto freudiano de Umweg, el cual aparece ya formulado en la Traumdeutung. La différance derridiana posee como herencia esta doble filiación: por una parte, los conceptos freudianos tanto de retraso como de diferimiento, propios de la estructura del aparato psíquico. Este valor de Umweg o camino desviado es el que utiliza Freud para señalar las relaciones existentes entre el principio de realidad (PR y el principio de placer (PP. Por otra, los conceptos heideggerianos de envío y destino del ser. En esta encrucijada encontramos las claves para comprender todo el alcance del movimiento de la destinación en Derrida, así como la posibilidad de un pensamiento del ser en différance.

  2. Freud, as neurociências e uma teoria da memória

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    Josiane Cristina Bocchi


    Full Text Available Alguns estudos têm demonstrado que conceitos psicanalíticos e observações neurocientíficas recentes podem ser complementares, contribuindo para um melhor entendimento de determinados processos psicobiológicos. Esses estudos também sugerem a possibilidade de interpretação de conceitos psicanalíticos a partir de sua aproximação com as neurociências. O presente trabalho investiga possíveis relações entre uma teoria da memória proposta por Freud e concepções neurocientíficas que surgem a partir da segunda metade do século XX, com base em observações clínicas (o caso do paciente H. M. e experimentais (o conceito de potenciação de longa duração, LTP. Primeiramente, são apresentadas as ideias de Freud sobre processos mnemônicos que fundamentam a construção de um "Eu", da obra Projeto para uma psicologia científica (1950/1976. Posteriormente, as principais observações que subsidiaram a construção de uma teoria neurobiológica sobre a memória são analisadas. Conclui-se que o modelo dinâmico adotado pela neurociência contemporânea encontra paralelos em conceitos freudianos do final do século XIX.

  3. The Mark, the Thing, and the Object: On What Commands Repetition in Freud and Lacan

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    Gertrudis Van de Vijver


    Full Text Available In Logique du Fantasme, Lacan argues that the compulsion to repeat does not obey the same discharge logic as homeostatic processes. Repetition installs a realm that is categorically different from the one related to homeostatic pleasure seeking, a properly subjective one, one in which the mark “stands for,” “takes the place of,” what we have ventured to call “an event,” and what only in the movement of return, in what Lacan calls a “thinking of repetition,” confirms and ever reconfirms this point of no return, which is also a qualitative cut and a structural loss. The kind of “standing for” Lacan intends here with the concept of repetition is certainly not something like an image or a faithful description. No, what Lacan wishes to stress is that this mark is situated at another level, at another place, it is “entstellt,” and as such, it is punctually impinging upon the bodily dynamics without rendering the event, without having an external meta-point of view, but cutting across registers according to a logics that is not the homeostatic memory logics. This paper elaborates on this distinction on the basis of a confrontation with what Freud says about the pleasure principle and its beyond in Beyond the Pleasure Principle, and also takes inspiration from Freud’s Project for a Scientific Psychology. We argue that Lacan’s theory of enjoyment takes up and generalizes what Freud was after in Beyond the Pleasure Principle with the Wiederholungszwang, and pushes Freud’s thoughts to a more articulated point: to the point where a subject is considered to speak only when it has allowed the other, through discourse, to have impacted and cut into his bodily pleasure dynamics.

  4. Climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. A review of the Bonn and Marrakech decisions and their effect on the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto protocol

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    Maggiora, C. della


    The objective of this document is to present an overview of recent climate change developments, in particular with regards to carbon markets under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The document is divided into three sections. The first section describes the history of the climate change negotiations. Section two presents an overview of the recent decisions adopted at the last international meetings (Bonn Agreements and Marrakech Accord), which have improved the odds of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol by 2002. The third section analyzes the carbon credit market. The first part of this section briefly presents the available information regarding real carbon credit transactions, while the second section focuses on the literature review of several theoretical models and presents the theoretical estimates of the price and size of the carbon market

  5. Optimization of the laser-induced photoemission for the production of polarized electron beams at the 50-keV source of the Bonn accelerator facility ELSA

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    Gowin, M.


    Medium energy experiments requiring circularly polarized photons (produced by Bremsstrahlung of longitudinally polarized electrons) have started at the electron stretcher ELSA in Bonn. To fulfill the demands of the experiment (GDH) the laser induced photoemission of the 50 keV electron source has been optimized. Systematic studies with a titan-sapphire laser to optimize the pulse structure of the laser pulse and the emitted spectral width has been done. Using a Be-InGaAs/Be-AlGaAs strained superlattice photocathode a beam polarization of 80% with a quantum efficiency of 0.4% has been obtained while producing a space charge limited 100 mA beam current. (orig.)

  6. Simulation calculations on the construction of the energy-tagged photon beam as well as development and test of the side drift chambers of the Bonn SAPHIR detector

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    Jahnen, T.


    The SAPHIR-detector is built up at the continuous photon beam of the Electron Stretcher and Accelerator ELSA in Bonn. The equipment is designed for investigations of reactions with more then two particles in the final state and for photon energies up to 3.5 GeV. A tagging-system determines the energy of the Bremsstrahlung-photons and a set-up of five large driftchambers measures the tracks of the charged particles. This work describes a program which was used to develop the best design of the tagging-hodoscope. In a second part the tests of the planar side-chambers and their evaluation is described. These measurements were carried out to fix the gasfilling and the parameters of the best working point. It is shown, that the chambers can reach a resolution of σ≤200 μm. (orig.) [de

  7. Recruitment by the Repressor Freud-1 of Histone Deacetylase-Brg1 Chromatin Remodeling Complexes to Strengthen HTR1A Gene Repression. (United States)

    Souslova, Tatiana; Mirédin, Kim; Millar, Anne M; Albert, Paul R


    Five-prime repressor element under dual repression binding protein-1 (Freud-1)/CC2D1A is genetically linked to intellectual disability and implicated in neuronal development. Freud-1 represses the serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) receptor gene HTR1A by histone deacetylase (HDAC)-dependent or HDAC-independent mechanisms in 5-HT1A-negative (e.g., HEK-293) or 5-HT1A-expressing cells (SK-N-SH), respectively. To identify the underlying mechanisms, Freud-1-associated proteins were affinity-purified from HEK-293 nuclear extracts and members of the Brg1/SMARCCA chromatin remodeling and Sin3A-HDAC corepressor complexes were identified. Pull-down assays using recombinant proteins showed that Freud-1 interacts directly with the Brg1 carboxyl-terminal domain; interaction with Brg1 required the carboxyl-terminal of Freud-1. Freud-1 complexes in HEK-293 and SK-N-SH cells differed, with low levels of BAF170/SMARCC2 and BAF57/SMARCE1 in HEK-293 cells and low-undetectable BAF155/SMARCC1, Sin3A, and HDAC1/2 in SK-N-SH cells. Similarly, by quantitative chromatin immunoprecipitation, Brg1-BAF170/57 and Sin3A-HDAC complexes were observed at the HTR1A promoter in HEK-293 cells, whereas in SK-N-SH cells, Sin3A-HDAC proteins were not detected. Quantifying 5-HT1A receptor mRNA levels in cells treated with siRNA to Freud-1, Brg1, or both RNAs addressed the functional role of the Freud-1-Brg1 complex. In HEK-293 cells, 5-HT1A receptor mRNA levels were increased only when both Freud-1 and Brg1 were depleted, but in SK-N-SH cells, depletion of either protein upregulated 5-HT1A receptor RNA. Thus, recruitment by Freud-1 of Brg1, BAF155, and Sin3A-HDAC complexes appears to strengthen repression of the HTR1A gene to prevent its expression inappropriate cell types, while recruitment of the Brg1-BAF170/57 complex is permissive to 5-HT1A receptor expression. Alterations in Freud-1-Brg1 interactions in mutants associated with intellectual disability could impair gene repression leading to altered neuronal

  8. The Army’s Use of Spirituality in the Prevention of Suicide (United States)


    of Religion/Spirituality in the Prevention of Suicide Psychological and Psychiatric Studies Sigmund Freud , a critic of religion, believed religion...might help people with behavioral health issues. In his writings, Freud affirmed, “If only religion can answer the question of the purpose of life one...youth ministry. 47 Sigmund Freud , Civilization and its Discontents (1930) trans. James Strachey, Standard Addition of the Psychological Works of

  9. U.S. Army Chaplain’s Mitigation of Negative (Toxic) Leadership (United States)


    to them. While Sigmund Freud , Michael Maccoby, Jean Lipman-Blumen and others identify many positive aspects of narcissism- decisiveness...never be truly expressed and satisfied, Narcissus dies . . . heartbroken.7 Sigmund Freud derived the term “narcissism” from Ovid’s pathologically self...upon the negative behavior, overshadowing the many positive attributes identified in recent literature explored in chapter 2. Freud himself did not

  10. [On the role of selective silencer Freud-1 in the regulation of the brain 5-HT(1A) receptor gene expression]. (United States)

    Naumenko, V S; Osipova, D V; Tsybko, A S


    Selective 5-HT(1A) receptor silencer (Freud-1) is known to be one of the main factors for transcriptional regulation of brain serotonin 5-HT(1A) receptor. However, there is a lack of data on implication of Freud-1 in the mechanisms underlying genetically determined and experimentally altered 5-HT(1A) receptor system state in vivo. In the present study we have found a difference in the 5-HT(1A) gene expression in the midbrain of AKR and CBA inbred mouse strains. At the same time no distinction in Freud-1 expression was observed. We have revealed 90.3% of homology between mouse and rat 5-HT(1A) receptor DRE-element, whereas there was no difference in DRE-element sequence between AKR and CBA mice. This indicates the absence of differences in Freud-1 binding site in these mouse strains. In the model of 5-HT(1A) receptor desensitization produced by chronic 5-HT(1A) receptor agonist administration, a significant reduction of 5-HT(1A) receptor gene expression together with considerable increase of Freud-1 expression were found. These data allow us to conclude that the selective silencer of 5-HT(1A) receptor, Freud-1, is involved in the compensatory mechanisms that modulate the functional state of brain serotonin system, although it is not the only factor for 5-HT(1A) receptor transcriptional regulation.

  11. Freud: enfermedades nerviosas, angustia y estrés. O del estatuto del cuerpo implicado en las dolencias del sujeto. // Freud: nervous system diseases, anxiety and stress. Or of the status of the body involved in subject’s ailments

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    Gloria Gómez


    Full Text Available What was the destiny of the so-called nervous system diseases in times of Freud? ¿What role do they play in current nosography? New terms are coined for old conditions: stress, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue… Since Freud, the psychoanalytic clinic is made of what causes an impasse to medicine, whose idiopathic symptoms disturb the organ systems and, particularly, the bodily functions in their two orders: Vegetative life, and animal or relationship life. The body of the subject represents a problem for medical practice since this latter focuses on its dysfunctions and diseases but faces up to a body occupied by a speaking-being, a body that beyond being just a living being is a body molded by language: body of a desiring and enjoying subject. // ¿Cuál fue el destino de las llamadas enfermedades nerviosas en la época de Freud? ¿Qué lugar ocupan ellas en la nosografía actual? Se acuñan nuevos términos para viejas afecciones: estrés, síndrome de intestino irritable, fibromialgia, fatiga crónica… Desde Freud la clínica psicoanalítica del cuerpo está hecha con aquello que hace impasse a la medicina, cuyos cuadros idiopáticos perturban los sistemas orgánicos y, sobre todo, las funciones corporales en sus dos órdenes: vida vegetativa y vida animal o de relación. El cuerpo del sujeto constituye un problema para la práctica médica que apunta a sus disfunciones y enfermedades pero se confronta con un cuerpo habitado por un ser-hablante, un cuerpo que más allá de ser sólo organismo viviente, es cuerpo moldeado por el lenguaje: cuerpo de un sujeto de deseo y goce.

  12. Transferência e complexo de édipo, na obra de Freud: notas sobre os destinos da transferência Transference and oedipus complex, within Freud's theory: notes about the transference destiny

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    Lara Cristina d'Avila Lourenço


    Full Text Available Este artigo comunica algumas considerações sobre o conceito de transferência, na teoria freudiana. Especial atenção é voltada para as relações entre transferência, complexo de Édipo e complexo de castração. Partindo dessas relações e da hipótese segundo a qual Freud não apresenta um final possível para o complexo de Édipo, o presente trabalho entende que esse autor não fornece uma teoria sobre o final da transferência. Esse pensamento evoca o impasse freudiano em relação aos términos das análises. Nesse ponto, é feita uma breve referência à teoria lacaniana sobre a castração e a transferência ao final de análise.This article discloses some considerations about the transference conception situated within Freud's theory. The relations between transference, Oedipus complex and castration complex are highlighted. Starting from these relations and from the allegedly in wich Freud doesn't reveal a possible ending to Oedipus complex, this current work perceives that this author does not provide a theory about the transference ending. This idea drives into Freud's impasse, as far as the analysis ending is concerned. In this issue, a short reference is produced on Lacan's castration theory and on that of the transference at end of the analysis.

  13. La noción de inconsciente en Freud: antecedentes históricos y elaboraciones teóricas

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    Miguel Gallegos


    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la noción de inconsciente desde una perspectiva histórica. La noción de inconsciente es una de las categorías centrales del psicoanálisis y reconoce diversos antecedentes teóricos. En primer lugar, se expone el origen del término en la reflexión filosófica y en las referencias de la psiquiatría. En segundo lugar, se trabaja el inconciente en las elaboraciones teóricas de Freud. Por ultimo, se exponen las diversas formas en las que Freud legitima la noción de inconsciente en el marco del psicoanálisis.

  14. Little Hans and attachment theory: Bowlby's hypothesis reconsidered in light of new evidence from the Freud Archives. (United States)

    Wakefield, Jerome C


    Bowlby (1973), applying attachment theory to Freud's case of Little Hans, hypothesized that Hans's anxiety was a manifestation of anxious attachment. However Bowlby's evidence was modest; Hans was threatened by his mother with abandonment, expressed fear of abandonment prior to symptom onset, and was separated from his mother for a short time a year before. Bowlby's hypothesis is reassessed in light of a systematic review of the case record as well as new evidence from recently derestricted interviews with Hans's father and Hans in the Freud Archives. Bowlby's hypothesis is supported by multiple additional lines of evidence regarding both triggers of separation anxiety preceding the phobia (e.g., a funeral, sibling rivalry, moving, getting his own bedroom) and background factors influencing his working model of attachment (mother's psychopathology, intense marital conflict, multiple suicides in mother's family) that would make him more vulnerable to such anxiety. Bowlby's hypothesis is also placed within the context of subsequent developments in attachment theory.

  15. Briefwechsel 1907-1925


    Freud, S. (Sigmund); Abraham, K. (Karl)


    Die Briefe zwischen Sigmund Freud und Karl Abraham gehören zu den wichtigsten Briefwechseln Freuds. Karl Abraham war ein wichtiges und einflussreiches Mitglied des engeren Kreises von Vertrauten rund um Freud. Als solches spielte er eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Etablierung der Disziplin der Psychoanalyse. Von Freuds Biograph Ernest Jones als einer der besten Kliniker seiner Zeit bezeichnet, trug er auch wichtige Ausarbeitungen und Weiterentwicklungen von Freuds Theorien bei. 1965 ersch...

  16. Briefwechsel 1907-1925 : Vollständige Ausgabe, Band 2 1915-1925


    Freud, Sigmund; Abraham, Karl; Ernst Falzeder; Ludger M. Hermanns


    The letters between Sigmund Freud and Karl Abraham constitute one of the most important correspondences of Freud. Karl Abraham was an important and influential early member of Freud's inner circle of trusted colleagues. As such he played a significant part in the establishment of psychoanalysis as a discipline. Regarded by Freud biographer Ernest Jones as one of the best clinical analysts among his contemporaries, he also contributed important elaborations and developments of Freud's theories...

  17. What hath freud wrought? Current confusion and controversies about the clinical practice of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. (United States)

    Chessick, Richard D


    This article discusses the current state of psychoanalysis and the challenges to the fundamental premises of Freud's psychoanalysis by those who have shifted to relationship or so-called two-person psychologies in our field. The author begins by briefly describing a parallel to the recent history of psychoanalysis in the sudden rise and fall of scholastic philosophy in the 14th century. He then focuses on contemporary attacks on Freud's psychoanalysis as a science, based on the contention by two-person psychologists that free association by the patient and evenly hovering attention by the analyst are actually impossible. He reviews Freud's idea of psychoanalysis, discusses psychodynamic psychotherapy, both conceived as scientific treatment procedures, and describes the current assault on their metapsychological and epistemological foundations. Returning to the parallel between what happened to medieval scholasticism and what has happened to psychoanalysis, he examines why this happened, and the resulting fragmentation of psychoanalytic practice. The article concludes with suggestions for the integration of various schools of psychoanalysis, reminding us of Benjamin Franklin's warning: "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."

  18. Abrogated Freud-1/Cc2d1a Repression of 5-HT1A Autoreceptors Induces Fluoxetine-Resistant Anxiety/Depression-Like Behavior. (United States)

    Vahid-Ansari, Faranak; Daigle, Mireille; Manzini, M Chiara; Tanaka, Kenji F; Hen, René; Geddes, Sean D; Béïque, Jean-Claude; James, Jonathan; Merali, Zul; Albert, Paul R


    Freud-1/Cc2d1a represses the gene transcription of serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) autoreceptors, which negatively regulate 5-HT tone. To test the role of Freud-1 in vivo , we generated mice with adulthood conditional knock-out of Freud-1 in 5-HT neurons ( cF1ko ). In cF1ko mice, 5-HT1A autoreceptor protein, binding and hypothermia response were increased, with reduced 5-HT content and neuronal activity in the dorsal raphe. The cF1ko mice displayed increased anxiety- and depression-like behavior that was resistant to chronic antidepressant (fluoxetine) treatment. Using conditional Freud-1/5-HT1A double knock-out ( cF1/1A dko ) to disrupt both Freud-1 and 5-HT1A genes in 5-HT neurons, no increase in anxiety- or depression-like behavior was seen upon knock-out of Freud-1 on the 5-HT1A autoreceptor-negative background; rather, a reduction in depression-like behavior emerged. These studies implicate transcriptional dysregulation of 5-HT1A autoreceptors by the repressor Freud-1 in anxiety and depression and provide a clinically relevant genetic model of antidepressant resistance. Targeting specific transcription factors, such as Freud-1, to restore transcriptional balance may augment response to antidepressant treatment. SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT Altered regulation of the 5-HT1A autoreceptor has been implicated in human anxiety, major depression, suicide, and resistance to antidepressants. This study uniquely identifies a single transcription factor, Freud-1, as crucial for 5-HT1A autoreceptor expression in vivo Disruption of Freud-1 in serotonin neurons in mice links upregulation of 5-HT1A autoreceptors to anxiety/depression-like behavior and provides a new model of antidepressant resistance. Treatment strategies to reestablish transcriptional regulation of 5-HT1A autoreceptors could provide a more robust and sustained antidepressant response. Copyright © 2017 the authors 0270-6474/17/3711967-12$15.00/0.

  19. Acceptance and tolerability of an adjuvanted nH1N1 vaccine in HIV-infected patients in the cologne-bonn cohort

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    Steffens B


    Full Text Available Abstract Objective To evaluate the acceptance and tolerability of the nH1N1 2009 vaccine in HIV-positive individuals. Method 758 patients were included in this prospective study. Different study populations were formed: The Tolerability Study Group consists of HIV-infected patients who visited three outpatient clinics (Cologne, Bonn, Freiburg during a predefined time period. Patients were offered nH1N1 vaccination. Those accepting were administered a standard dose AS03 adjuvant nH1N1 vaccine. Questionnaires to report side effects occurring within 7 days after immunization were handed out. In a substudy conducted during the same time period, acceptance towards immunization was recorded. This Acceptance Study Group consists of all HIV-infected patients visiting the Cologne clinic. They were offered vaccination. In case of refusal, motivation was recorded. Results In the Tolerability Study Group, a total of 475 patient diaries returned in the three study centres could be evaluated, 119 of those (25% reported no side effects. Distribution of symptoms was as follows: Pain 285/475 patients (60%, swelling 96 (20%, redness 54 (11%, fever 48/475 (10%, muscle/joint ache 173 (36%, headache 127 (27%, and fatigue 210 (44%. Association of side effects with clinical data was calculated for patients in Cologne and Bonn. Incidence of side effects was significantly associated with CDC stages A, B compared to C, and with a detectable viral load (> 50 copies/mL. No correlation was noted for CD4 cell count, age, gender or ethnicity. In the Acceptance Study Group, 538 HIV-infected patients were offered vaccination, 402 (75% accepted, while 136 (25% rejected. Main reasons for rejection were: Negative media coverage (35%, indecisiveness with preference to wait until a later date (23%, influenza not seen as personal threat (19% and scepticism towards immunization in general (10%. Conclusion A total of 622 HIV-infected patients were vaccinated against nH1N1-influenza in

  20. Gender Legacies of Jung and Freud as Epistemology in Emergent Feminist Research on Late Motherhood

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    Maryann Barone-Chapman


    Full Text Available While conducting doctoral research in social science on late motherhood, two analytical engagements with the feminine came to my attention as evidence of a patriarchal bias toward the realm of womanhood. Jung’s mythopoetic tension between symbolism and enactments with the feminine and Freud’s supposition that a denial of the feminine was necessary for psychological and emotional development appeared to be perpetuating a social problem continuing in current times. Across affective behavior and narrative within stories of late procreative desire, dream journals and Word Association Tests of eight participants was the memory of a male sibling who had enjoyed primacy of place in the parental home over the daughter. The female body with a voice was missing in the one-sided perspectives of Analytical Psychology and Psychoanalysis on the subject of the feminine, until a whole view of psyche’s discontents in Feminist inspired Psychoanalytic theories from both schools on the female body were included. Freud and Jung’s views became evidence of patriarchy as background while extension of Feminist inspired psychoanalytical thinking, Queer theories and Creation Myth allowed new meanings of the embodied feminine to emerge through a recapitulation of a union of opposites as a union of epistemology and ethos. The essence of Jung’s mid-life theories, altered by modernity and eclipsed by female advancement, remains replicatable and paradigmatic outside of essentialist gender performance.

  1. One perspective on the Freud-Klein controversies 1941-45. (United States)

    Schafer, R


    Comments on the complex relations obtaining between, on the one hand, tradition, innovations and existential perspective and, on the other, presuppositions about method, evidence and truth are prefaced by a review of the helpful and hindering attitudes and conduct of the three parties to these controversial discussions, the third group being the indigenous ('independent') British group. This group directed the process into productive channels against great odds. The subsequent history of psychoanalysis shows, in addition to increased organisational stability and tolerance in times of crisis, an evolving enrichment and refinement of theory and practice in all three groups. Those following Melanie Klein have developed further their own kind of ego-psychological emphasis, while those following Anna Freud and 'the Viennese' around her have developed a more inclusive theoretical and clinical perspective, one that makes more salient the influence of the very first years of life and early infantile aggression as well as accepting a broadening of the idea of transference to include child analysis. This history supports the view that pluralism in psychoanalysis has been of much benefit.

  2. Gender Legacies of Jung and Freud as Epistemology in Emergent Feminist Research on Late Motherhood (United States)

    Barone-Chapman, Maryann


    While conducting doctoral research in social science on late motherhood, two analytical engagements with the feminine came to my attention as evidence of a patriarchal bias toward the realm of womanhood. Jung’s mythopoetic tension between symbolism and enactments with the feminine and Freud’s supposition that a denial of the feminine was necessary for psychological and emotional development appeared to be perpetuating a social problem continuing in current times. Across affective behavior and narrative within stories of late procreative desire, dream journals and Word Association Tests of eight participants was the memory of a male sibling who had enjoyed primacy of place in the parental home over the daughter. The female body with a voice was missing in the one-sided perspectives of Analytical Psychology and Psychoanalysis on the subject of the feminine, until a whole view of psyche’s discontents in Feminist inspired Psychoanalytic theories from both schools on the female body were included. Freud and Jung’s views became evidence of patriarchy as background while extension of Feminist inspired psychoanalytical thinking, Queer theories and Creation Myth allowed new meanings of the embodied feminine to emerge through a recapitulation of a union of opposites as a union of epistemology and ethos. The essence of Jung’s mid-life theories, altered by modernity and eclipsed by female advancement, remains replicatable and paradigmatic outside of essentialist gender performance. PMID:25379265

  3. Sonho, memória e o reencontro de Freud com o cérebro

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    Ribeiro Sidarta


    Full Text Available Para que serve sonhar? A vasta contribuição sobre a função dos sonhos dada por Freud e Jung foi em grande parte ignorada pela ciência, pela falta de um método quantitativo e de hipóteses testáveis. Não obstante, vários resultados experimentais corroboram dois importantes "insights" psicanalíticos: 1 que os sonhos freqüentemente contêm elementos da experiência do dia anterior, denominados de "restos do dia", e 2 que estes "restos" incluem atividades mnemônicas, levando portanto a uma facilitação do aprendizado. Em particular, dados recentes sugerem que os sonhos podem desempenhar um papel essencial na consolidação das memórias, levando aquelas recentemente adquiridas a migrar do hipocampo para o neocórtex. Tomados em conjunto, estes resultados indicam a necessidade de reavaliar cientificamente o legado psicanalítico.

  4. 'Translation' and 'transformation' in the analytic situation: Freud-Bion-Laplanche. (United States)

    Heenen-Wolff, Susann


    Following a short introduction to the core theses of Jean Laplanche's theory of a 'general seduction' the author presents the resultant clinical position of the analyst. In the same way that an adult sends 'enigmatic messages' to the child, it is the analyst's task to reopen this primal situation so that the patient can find new 'translations' for these messages. Laplanche distinguishes between the function of the analytic frame--which represents and supports attachment--and the 'sexual'--which is the repressed and constitutes the unconscious. Only the focus on this unconscious facilitates the deconstruction of 'incorrect' translations. Accordingly, the analyst, says Laplanche, should not take part in construction--this is a self-construction of the patient--but only in reconstruction. The author compares this clinical model with Freud's notions and the 'transformation processes' through the alpha function as described by Bion. She illustrates Laplanche's model and the interpretation strategy with case material. Copyright © 2013 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  5. Erotismo y sexualidad: Eros o ars erótica. Foucault frente a Marcuse y Freud

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    María Laura Schaufler


    Full Text Available Este ensayo apunta a reconstruir y reflexionar acerca del debate en torno al erotismo y la sexualidad entre la perspectiva freudiana retomada por Herbert Marcuse y las investigaciones de Michel Foucault. El trabajo con los textos implica un análisis contrastivo de las teorías que sostienen una hipótesis represiva acerca del orden sexual —el psicoanálisis freudiano y la llamada izquierda freudiana, que articuló conceptos psicoanalíticos y marxistas— y la teoría foucaultiana con su hipótesis acerca de la productividad de los discursos de la sexualidad. En este contexto cabe preguntarse si Foucault abandona completamente la hipótesis de una sexualidad reprimida. ¿Por qué los primeros hablan sobre todo de erotismo y por qué el segundo hace foco en la sexualidad? Si suponemos que ambas posturas critican el orden sexual vigente, ¿cómo imaginan las posibilidades de cambio? Para responder a estas cuestiones rastrearemos la concepción del erotismo en Freud y Marcuse para luego confrontarla con la propuesta de Foucault.

  6. Illusion as a Basic Psychic Principle: Winnicott, Freud, Oedipus, and Trump. (United States)

    Seligman, Stephen


    Illusion can be viewed as a creative engagement with the world, and as a central psychic motivation and capacity, rather than as a form of self-deception. Winnicott and other Middle Group writers have understood integrative, imaginative illusion as an essential part of healthy living and psychosocial development. As such, it emerges and presents itself in a variety of ways, in transaction with the realities that support or degrade it. In its absence, varied difficulties in living ensue. To elaborate and illustrate this conceptualization, Freud's notion that the oedipus complex is resolved is reconsidered as a creative misreading of Sophocles' Oedipus trilogy, one based on the plausible illusion of a civilizing psychosocial development that would serve as a protective bastion against his experience of the political chaos and violence of the first decades of twentieth-century European history. Finally, the place of illusion and disillusionment among those most disillusioned by the recent election of Donald Trump in the United States is considered in relation to the recent right-wing populist turn.

  7. Acceleration of polarized electrons in the Bonn electron-accelerator facility ELSA; Beschleunigung polarisierter Elektronen in der Bonner Elektronen-Beschleunigeranlage ELSA

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    Hoffmann, M.


    The future medium energy physics program at the electron stretcher accelerator ELSA of Bonn University mainly relies on experiments using polarized electrons in the energy range from 1 to 3.2 GeV. To prevent depolarization during acceleration in the circular accelerators several depolarizing resonances have to be corrected for. Intrinsic resonances are compensated using two pulsed betatron tune jump quadrupoles. The influence of imperfection resonances is successfully reduced applying a dynamic closed orbit correction in combination with an empirical harmonic correction on the energy ramp. Both types of resonances and the correction techniques have been studied in detail. The imperfection resonances were used to calibrate the energy of the stretcher ring with high accuracy. A new technique to extract the beam with horizontal oriented polarization was sucessfully installed. For all energies a polarized electron beam with more than 50% polarization can now be supplied to the experiments at ELSA, which is demonstrated by measurements using a Moeller polarimeter installed in the external beamline. (orig.)

  8. Filosofia e psicanálise: um exercício de pinçar(comanálise a partir de Nietzsche e Freud/Philosophy and psychoanalisys: an exercise to pinch(withanalysis from Nietzsche and Freud

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    Alexandre Filordi de Carvalho


    Full Text Available O artigo tem por objetivo sustentar que é possível uma aproximação do campo filosófico com a psicanálise. Tomando o pensamento de Nietzsche e de Freud como eixo de interlocução, procura evidenciar que ambos os autores trataram de empreender a destruição das evidências acerca do entendimento do sujeito e do lugar da subjetividade na história da Razão ocidental. A hipótese central é que a análise da teoria das pulsões em Nietzsche foi uma contribuição decisiva para o próprio entendimento de Freud acerca dos instintos e das pulsões em sua segunda tópica. Se a psicanálise dialoga desde o seu início com a filosofia, é possível sustentar que tal empreendimento não pode mais deixar de ocorrer, pois a temática do sujeito e sua constituição tornaram-se cruciais para o avanço do pensamento filosófico e psicanalítico. The article aims to argue that it is possible to approach the field of philosophy and psychoanalysis. Taking the thought of Nietzsche and Freud as an axle for dialogue, try to show that both authors have tried to undertake the destruction of evidence about the understanding of subject and place of subjectivity in the history of occidental Reason. The central hypothesis is that the analysis of the theory of natural impulses and natural instincts in Nietzsche was a decisive contribution to Freud's own understanding about the impulsion’s place and instincts in his second topic. If psychoanalysis dialogue since its inception with the philosophy, it is possible to argue that such an enterprise can no longer fail to occur because the matter of the subject and its constitution have become crucial to the advancement of philosophical and psychoanalytic thought.

  9. Contraposición del concepto de tipo anaclítico de elección de objeto en Freud y Lacan Contrast of the anaclitic object-choice concept in Freud and Lacan


    Roberto Mazzuca; Santiago Mazzuca; Florencia Surmani


    Este trabajo articula el concepto freudiano de elección de objeto de tipo anaclítico con el concepto lacaniano de relación anaclítica, examinando sus relaciones, semejanzas y diferencias. En primer lugar, se delimita el concepto freudiano, se subraya la complejidad de sus relaciones con otros conceptos de la teoría de Freud, y se destaca las dificultades de comprensión en los desarrollos posfreudianos, derivadas de esa complejidad. En segundo lugar, se delimita el concepto lacaniano, o más bi...

  10. A Odisséia da Imagem: Freud, Lacan e a Arte

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    Sergio Sklar


    Full Text Available Ousando se aproximar de outras áreas do conhecimento, a psicanálise foi também marcada, como atestam inúmeros ensaios psicanalíticos, pelo alto apreço de Freud e Lacan em relação à arte. Um deles, percorrendo as adjacências entre o discurso freudiano, a teoria lacaniana e o mundo artístico, é considerado neste artigo: O Espaço Imanente (Rio de Janeiro: Imago, 1989. Este livro se aventura pelas longas divagações estético-freudianas, revendo as análises sobre o Moisés de Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci e a Gradiva de W.Jensen e os comentários de Lacan sobre o quadro de Hans Holbein, Os Embaixadores. Delas, rediscute a concepção de uma psicanálise da arte em torno da cisão entre o concreto, visível ou “externo” (o que existe concretamente na escultura de Michelangelo, na pintura de Da Vinci, no delírio do protagonista de Jensen, no quadro de Holbein, e o mental ou “interno” (o que torna a realidade pensada ou representada. Na contramarcha desta posição, assinala como o externo torna-se, também, condição para que o artista possa criar “internamente”. Insólito na leitura psicanalítica que sustenta, este ensaio agrega ao ar de liberdade que insufla a criação do artista diante de sua obra, traduzindo um aparente rompimento ou descompromisso dos conteúdos artísticos com qualquer ocorrência concreta, a organização física ou imanente dos objetos que se encontram na realidade.

  11. A psychoanalytic understanding of the desire for knowledge as reflected in Freud's Leonardo da Vinci and a memory of his childhood. (United States)

    Blass, Rachel B


    The author offers an understanding of the psychoanalytic notion of the desire for knowledge and the possibility of attaining it as it fi nds expression in Freud's Leonardo da Vinci and a memory of his childhood. This understanding has not been explicitly articulated by Freud but may be considered integral to psychoanalysis' Weltanschauung as shaped by Freud's legacy. It emerges through an attempt to explain basic shifts, contradictions, inconsistencies and tensions that become apparent from a close reading of the text of Leonardo. Articulating this implicit understanding of knowledge provides the grounds for a stance on epistemology that is integral to psychoanalysis and relevant to contemporary psychoanalytic concerns on this topic. This epistemology focuses on the necessary involvement of passion, rather than detachment, in the search for knowledge and views the psychoanalytic aim of self-knowledge as a derivative, and most immediate expression, of a broader and more basic human drive to know.

  12. La construcción de la oposición neurosis-psicosis en la obra de Freud


    Soengas, Estela; Bolpe, Pilar; Dinamarca, Mariana


    El objetivo de esta presentación es desglosar la oposición Neurosis-Psicosis en la obra de Freud, al considerar las distinciones que establece con respecto al mecanismo y la relación con la realidad. Para esto partiremos de la hipótesis de que esta diferenciación no parte del campo de la Psiquiatría, sino que se trata de un proceso de construcción que es posible reconocer en la obra freudiana y cuyos hitos pretendemos localizar.

  13. Psychopedagogical notes on the teacher's condition as a «person». Everyday educational problems in Freud's recollections

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    Alessandro Musetti


    Full Text Available The article examines some excerpts of Freud's Some reflections on schoolboy psychology, interpreted in the light of the current debate on the Pedagogy of the Person. Following this line of thought leads our attention to focus on a general condition: if formation can come about only within an involved relationship, then it follows that a teacher, regardless of his will, must go beyond his established role at each and every stage of his practice. Taking this perspective into account, the teacher as an individual, -i.e. both as a prerequisite of education and a dynamic, interactive element-deserves attention and care for a new paideia.

  14. Trouver la bonne distance : étrangère, marginale, ethnologue et parente en Corée du Sud

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    Élise Prébin


    Full Text Available Trouver la bonne distance : étrangère, marginale, ethnologue et parente en Corée du Sud. Cet article a pour sujet ma relation à la société sud-coréenne, non seulement en tant qu’anthropologue mais aussi en tant que personne adoptée d’origine coréenne. Il relate la manière dont plusieurs sortes de relations ont dû être gérées pendant le terrain. Il a fallu d’un côté me rapprocher de mes informateurs pour pouvoir mener un terrain classique dans une société inconnue, comprendre une culture autre et traiter un sujet relevant des sciences sociales : le retour des adoptés étrangers dans leur pays d’origine. De l’autre, il a fallu établir une bonne distance avec ma famille biologique coréenne en m’en éloignant momentanément. Ma relation avec elle était en effet instable du fait qu’elle reposait sur une contradiction : mon statut d’étrangère en dépit de l’intimité que supposaient les liens du sang. Pourtant, cette relation continue entre ma famille biologique et moi-même a éclairé certaines ambiguïtés relatives au statut des adoptés dans la société sud-coréenne que le temps limité du terrain n’avait pas permis de saisir. Cet article ébauche donc une réflexion épistémologique sur la pertinence d’éléments biographiques dans le traitement anthropologique de certains sujets. Je montre en l’occurrence comment le don en mariage d’une fille biologique adoptée conjure de manière satisfaisante un don en adoption toujours problématique.Finding the right distance: stranger, marginal, ethnologist and relative in south Korea. The topic of this article is my relation to the South Korean society, not only as a social anthropologist but also as a Korean adoptee. I relate the way I had to manage contrasted relations while conducting fieldwork. On one hand, I endeavoured to get closer to my informants in order to conduct classic fieldwork in an unknown society, to understand a different culture

  15. Construction, test, and operation of an energy-tagged photon beam at the PHOENICS experiment of the Bonn electron stretcher facility ELSA

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    Detemple, P.


    This report describes the photon tagging facility of the PHOENICS-Experiment at the Bonn Electron Stretcher and Accelerator ELSA. The system is designed for primary electron energies up to E 0 = 1.2 GeV and covers a broad energy range k/E 0 = 20-95% simultaneously with an average energy resolution Δk/E 0 =7.5%. The tagging spectrometer consists of a single dipole magnet with a strong radial field gradient, which provides focussing properties in the deflection plane over a wide energy range. The tagging hodoscope consists of an array of 128 thin energy defining scintillation counters and an additional set of 16 thick backing counters for improved timing resolution and background rejection. The main properties were determined experimentally. The spot size of the primary electron beam at the radiator is ≅ 1 mm (σ), the photon beam spot size at a distance of 2 m from the radiator is ≅ 2 mm. The average tagging efficiency, measured with a total absorbing NaI-detector, is about 90%. The mean photon energies corresponding to the 128 energy defining counters were experimentally determined and found to be in good agreement with the design values. The tagging system has been used in a first experiment with the PHOENICS-Detector, the measurement of the differential cross section for the reaction γp→π + n, which was performed in order to test and calibrate the whole detector system. The data shows good agreement with other experiments. (orig.) [de

  16. [A transference from somewhere else: reevaluation of the controversies between Melanie Klein and Anna Freud (of noise and silence)]. (United States)

    Prado de Oliveira, L E


    Starting from The Freud-Klein Controversies, the author explores the historical reality of these controversies and their transformations into myth which give them the appearance of titanic fights. The verification of the different periods, the description of the variations in themes and style of intervention of the principal actors of these debates show aspects of the way a psychoanalytic institute works and of the theoretical elaboration in psychoanalysis: these appear very different from what the myth suggests. The major function of myth is, as Freud noted and Strachey reminds us, to hide very trite, even shameful realities. History and myth, theoritical effort and institutional life are all organized from and around transference, a major axis of psychoanalytic thought. When we organize our psychoanalytic lives in societies, we have the pride or the vanity of participating in a great historical movement. This goes back to the work of transference in institutional life that involves primal objects in the crudeness of their sexuality. Such is the constraining strength of transference. Being fully conscious of it, like Stratchey or Balint show us, enables to alleviate its violence and stimulate creativity.

  17. “Moses and Monotheism” as History. Reading Freud through de Certau, Barthes and the Annales School

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    Nethanel Treves


    Full Text Available Across Psychoanalysis, Jewish Studies and History, rarely has a single essay raised a debate comparable to the one triggered by Freud’s last book Moses and Monotheism. The aim of this paper is to explore it once more from the perspective of the rhetoric of the historical discourse. In the first part we will make use of Michel de Certeau’s and Roland Barthes’ works on the writing of history in order to examine its relation to historiography. We will try to show how Freud undermined the very bases of the discipline questioning its scientific and more positivist character (rather than being questioned by it and pointing toward trajectories that will be fully undertaken only at a later time. In the second part we will analyze the affinities and the echoes between Freud’s methodology and the historiographical revolution accomplished by the French School of the Annales in those same years, outlining a pattern of transformation of the discipline prefigured and explored, in their own way, by both Freud and the French historians.

  18. Traces of freud--the unconscious conflict as a cause of mental disorders in the eyes of the general public. (United States)

    Schomerus, Georg; Matschinger, Herbert; Angermeyer, Matthias C


    We aim to elicit how far the public has incorporated Freudian theory in its understanding of mental illness in different countries, focussing on the unconscious conflict as a possible cause of mental disorders. We conducted representative population surveys with identical sampling procedures and face-to-face interviews in Germany (1990, n = 3,078; 2001, n = 5,025), Novosibirsk (Russia, 2002, n = 745), and Bratislava (Slovakia, 2003, n = 1,000) and a representative telephone survey in Germany in 2006. Two thirds of respondents in Germany endorsed an unconscious conflict as a cause of mental disorder. Endorsement was stronger for depression than for schizophrenia, increased with duration of schooling, and was less prevalent in Bratislava and Novosibirsk and in East compared to West Germany. Endorsement in Germany increased between 1990 and 2001. However, only 5% of respondents could offer a definition of unconscious conflict that resembled Freud's initial theory. The observed West-East gradient is likely to mirror the past political undesirability of psychoanalysis in former communist countries. The popularity of psychoanalytical concepts seems to lag behind their actually declining influence within psychiatry in Germany. Public conception of unconscious conflict however hardly resembles Freud's original ideas. Although psychoanalytical concepts warrant consideration when exploring patients' causal beliefs about mental illness, psychiatrists should focus on the subjective meaning of seemingly psychoanalytic phrases.

  19. Les bonnes pratiques du management


    Revire, Julien


    A la fin de nos études de pharmacie, la plupart d’entre nous sommes confrontés à devenir de jeunes managers sans aucune expérience ou connaissances obtenues grâce à notre cursus. Manager une équipe ne s’improvise pas, cela requière de réelles compétences, avec des techniques managériales spécifiques. Il n’existe pas un unique type de management, mais plusieurs avec chacun ses qualités et ses défauts. De même avoir connaissance des différents types de personnalités existantes permet au manager...

  20. ¿Qué es una mujer... para el psicoanálisis?(Desde la sexualidad femenina en Freud, hasta la posición femenina en Lacan

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    Full Text Available La teoría psicoanalítica sobre lo femenino ha tenido grandes tropiezos. Freud propuso un enfoque considerado machista por las corrientes feministas al promover la envidia del pene como condicionante de lo femenino. El hecho de que en el cuerpo femenino la

  1. "So it really does exist-the sea-Serpent we've never believed in!" Ferenczi's influence on Freud revisited. (United States)

    Bonomi, Carlo


    In the last phase of his work, Ferenczi created a new language for trauma, based on the fragmentation of mental life. In the paper on "The principles of relaxation and neocatharsis," Ferenczi reformulated the goal of analysis by proposing that "no analysis can be regarded … as complete unless we have succeed in penetrating the traumatic material", where the "traumatic material" was not to be sought in the neurotic reactions and adaptive solutions of the ego but in more primitive reactions, such as the psychotic turning away from reality, splitting, and fragmentation. This was exactly the material that Freud assimilated in the essay "A disturbance of memory on the Acropolis", after the death of Ferenczi. Freud visited Athens in 1904, and the walk up to the Parthenon represented the successful coronation of his self-analysis. Actually, the hallucination turned out to be so uncanny that he never again visited Athens. In a letter to Fliess, written shortly before the meeting in Nuremberg, on January 24, 1897, Freud reported on a case history turning on a "scene about the circumcision of a girl," who later was convincingly identified by Schur as Emma Eckstein. Did Freud have the germinal idea that Emma Eckstein's hallucination of the penis contained the wish to overcome her trauma and the hope to have a restored genital? Is this the holy visitation, which haunted him on the Acropolis? Why did he give up the profound insight that the dreams of gigantic snakes had a traumatic origin?

  2. 17β-estradiol-induced regulation of the novel 5-HT1A-related transcription factors NUDR and Freud-1 in SH SY5Y cells. (United States)

    Adeosun, Samuel O; Albert, Paul R; Austin, Mark C; Iyo, Abiye H


    Nuclear deformed epidermal autoregulatory factor-1 (NUDR/Deaf-1) and five prime repressor element under dual repression (Freud-1) are novel transcriptional regulators of the 5-HT(1A) receptor, a receptor that has been implicated in the pathophysiology of various psychiatric illnesses. The antidepressant effect of 17β-Estradiol (17βE(2)) is purported to involve the downregulation of this receptor. We investigated the possible role of NUDR and Freud-1 in 17βE(2)-induced downregulation of the 5-HT(1A) receptor in the neuroblastoma cell line SH SY5Y. Cells were treated with 10 nM of 17βE(2) for 3 or 48 h, followed by a 24-h withdrawal period. Proteins were isolated and analyzed by western blotting. 17βE(2) treatment increased NUDR immunoreactivity while Freud-1 and the 5-HT(1A) receptor showed significant decreases. Upon withdrawal of 17βE(2), protein expression returned to control levels, except for NUDR, which remained significantly elevated in the 3-h treatment. Taken together, these data support a non-genomic downregulation of 5-HT(1A) receptor protein by 17βE(2), which does not involve NUDR and Freud-1. Rather, changes in both transcription factors seem to be compensatory/homeostatic responses to changes in 5-HT(1A) receptor induced by 17βE(2). These observations further highlight the importance of NUDR and Freud-1 in regulating 5-HT(1A) receptor expression.

  3. Herbert Marcuse

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    Dupont, Søren


    Artiklen placerer Herbert Marcuse som en kritisk tværvidenskabelig tænker med linier til både Karl Marx og Sigmund Freud. Den utopiske dimension hos Herbert Marcuse præsenteres og diskuteres.......Artiklen placerer Herbert Marcuse som en kritisk tværvidenskabelig tænker med linier til både Karl Marx og Sigmund Freud. Den utopiske dimension hos Herbert Marcuse præsenteres og diskuteres....

  4. Laguerre-Freud equations for the recurrence coefficients of the Laguerre-Hahn orthogonal polynomials on special nonuniform lattices

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    Bangerezako, Gaspard; Foupouagnigni, Mama


    We give an algorithmic derivation of the Laguerre-Freud equations for the recurrence coefficients β n and γ n of the Laguerre-Hahn orthogonal polynomials on special nonuniform lattices. This algorithm is the most general one since it is valid for the Laguerre-Hahn orthogonal polynomials of any class k, on the special nonuniform lattices including the continuous (limiting cases), linear, q-linear and the q-nonlinear ones. Moreover, the algorithm allows to deduce an upper bound for the order of the equations in β n and γ n , which is respectively 2 k + 2 and 2 k + 3 when k is even, or 2 k + 3 and 2 k + 2 when k is odd. Finally, as applications, we discuss explicitly these equations for k = 1 in the continuous and linear cases, and k = 2 in the continuous symmetric one. (author)

  5. Del padre al síntoma: una articulación de la particular y lo colectivo en Freud.

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    Pilar Posada.


    Full Text Available En Tótem y tabú, Freud conecta lo particular y lo colectivo por la vía de la función del padre. Tres elementos -el desplazamiento, la ambivalencia y la identificación- presentes en la neurosis individual (en la zoofobia y en el totemismo, son el fundamento de esta construcción teórica que pasa de lo individual a lo social. Allí donde opera el padre se produce siempre un síntoma, y es justamente por la vía del síntoma que se produce el vínculo social. Dos rostros, dos funciones, un modo de operar como bisagra se vislumbra en el síntoma: une y separa, congrega y disgrega, establece la comunidad y es el principio de la diferencia.

  6. Was the myth of Narcissus misinterpreted by Freud? Narcissus, a model for schizoid-histrionic, not narcissistic, personality disorder. (United States)

    Javanbakht, Arash


    Gods and heroes of Greek myths have been of interest to psychoanalysts, who find them as symbols of human intrapsychic life, evolution, and conflicts. Many of these gods and heroes, like Oedipus, Electra, Eros, and Narcissus, have had their names given to psychological situations, conflicts, and diseases. Freud picked the myth of Narcissus as a symbol of a self-absorbed person whose libido is invested in the ego itself, rather than in other people. The term narcissistic personality disorder, also taken from the myth, describes a self-loving character with grandiose feelings of uniqueness. In this article, I reevaluate the myth of Narcissus and present a different psychoanalytic concept for this story. I view Narcissus as a symbol of a youth who seeks the image of anima or a feminine mental image in interpersonal love relationships, an image that can never be found in the real external world. This misguided quest for an imaginary love object only results in solitude.

  7. O episódio de Freud com a cocaína: o médico e o monstro

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    Decio Gurfinkel


    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho é uma avaliação dos possíveis "restos" que o episódio de Freud com a cocaína tenha deixado para a criação da psicanálise, realizada através do reexame retrospectivo, crítico e analítico desse episódio. O resultado desta avaliação pôs em destaque quatro elementos: o surgimento de um Freud psiquiatra e farmacologista e o progressivo abandono desta via; o surgimento da adicção como objeto de investigação; o modelo da auto-administração como método de pesquisa; e a crença e abandono subseqüente de um projeto de "cura mágica".

  8. Freud'un Psikoloji ve Din Anlayışına Eleştirel Bir Yaklaşım

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    Habil Şentürk


    Full Text Available Freud has an important place in the history of psychology; he is Also a psychologist who founded the school of psychoanalysis. However, some criticisms were directed towards his opinions on psychology and religion In this paper, we firstly tried to exemine his opinions concerning with psychology and religion. After that some of the criticisms and remarks on his ideas were taken into account

  9. Revisiting the crisis in Freud's libido theory and Abraham's concept of the oral-sadistic phase as a way out of it. (United States)

    Dahl, Gerhard


    The now available unabridged correspondence between Freud and Abraham leads to a re-evaluation of the significance of Abraham's work. The author proposes the thesis that clinical observations by Karl Abraham of the ambivalence of object relations and the destructive-sadistic aspects of orality have an important influence on the advancement of psychoanalytical theory. The phantasy problem of the Wolf Man and the question of the pathogenic relevance of early actual, or merely imagined traumata led Freud to doubt the validity of his theory. He attempted repeatedly to solve this problem using libido theory, but failed because of his problematic conception of oral erotics. The pathogenic effect of presymbolic traumatizations cannot be demonstrated scientifically because of the still underdeveloped brain in the early stage of the child's development. Consequently, the important empirical evidence of a scientific neurosis theory could not be provided. A revision of the theory of the instincts thus became necessary. With Abraham's clinical contributions and other pathologic evidence, Freud was, with some reservation, forced to modify his idea of oral erotics by ascribing to it a status of a merely constructed and fictive phase of oral organization. A solution was eventually facilitated via recognition of non-erotic aggression and destruction, thereby opening libido theory to fundamental revisions. Driven by the desire to develop a scientific theory, Freud initially had, in his first theory of the instincts, assumed a strongly causal-deterministic view on Psychic Function. His third revision of theory of the instincts, Beyond the Pleasure Principle including the death instinct hypothesis, considered the hermeneutic aspect of psychoanalytic theory, which had previously existed only implicitly in his theory. Further development of the death instinct hypothesis by Melanie Klein and her successors abandoned quantitative-economic and causal-deterministic principles, and instead

  10. Decreased expression of Freud-1/CC2D1A, a transcriptional repressor of the 5-HT1A receptor, in the prefrontal cortex of subjects with major depression. (United States)

    Szewczyk, Bernadeta; Albert, Paul R; Rogaeva, Anastasia; Fitzgibbon, Heidi; May, Warren L; Rajkowska, Grazyna; Miguel-Hidalgo, Jose J; Stockmeier, Craig A; Woolverton, William L; Kyle, Patrick B; Wang, Zhixia; Austin, Mark C


    Serotonin1A (5-HT(1A)) receptors are reported altered in the brain of subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD). Recent studies have identified transcriptional regulators of the 5-HT(1A) receptor and have documented gender-specific alterations in 5-HT(1A) transcription factor and 5-HT(1A) receptors in female MDD subjects. The 5' repressor element under dual repression binding protein-1 (Freud-1) is a calcium-regulated repressor that negatively regulates the 5-HT(1A) receptor gene. This study documented the cellular expression of Freud-1 in the human prefrontal cortex (PFC) and quantified Freud-1 protein in the PFC of MDD and control subjects as well as in the PFC of rhesus monkeys chronically treated with fluoxetine. Freud-1 immunoreactivity was present in neurons and glia and was co-localized with 5-HT(1A) receptors. Freud-1 protein level was significantly decreased in the PFC of male MDD subjects (37%, p=0.02) relative to gender-matched control subjects. Freud-1 protein was also reduced in the PFC of female MDD subjects (36%, p=0.18) but was not statistically significant. When the data was combined across genders and analysed by age, the decrease in Freud-1 protein level was greater in the younger MDD subjects (48%, p=0.01) relative to age-matched controls as opposed to older depressed subjects. Similarly, 5-HT(1A) receptor protein was significantly reduced in the PFC of the younger MDD subjects (48%, p=0.01) relative to age-matched controls. Adult male rhesus monkeys administered fluoxetine daily for 39 wk revealed no significant change in cortical Freud-1 or 5-HT(1A) receptor proteins compared to vehicle-treated control monkeys. Reduced protein expression of Freud-1 in MDD subjects may reflect dysregulation of this transcription factor, which may contribute to the altered regulation of 5-HT(1A) receptors observed in subjects with MDD. These data may also suggest that reductions in Freud-1 protein expression in the PFC may be associated with early onset of

  11. Affective agnosia: Expansion of the alexithymia construct and a new opportunity to integrate and extend Freud's legacy. (United States)

    Lane, Richard D; Weihs, Karen L; Herring, Anne; Hishaw, Alex; Smith, Ryan


    We describe a new type of agnosia consisting of an impairment in the ability to mentally represent or know what one is feeling. Freud the neurologist coined the term "agnosia" in 1891 before creating psychoanalysis in 1895 but the term has not been previously applied to the domain of affective processing. We propose that the concept of "affective agnosia" advances the theory, measurement and treatment of what is now called "alexithymia," meaning "lack of words for emotion." We trace the origin of the alexithymia construct and discuss the strengths and limitations of extant research. We review evidence that the ability to represent and put emotions into words is a developmental achievement that strongly influences one's ability to experience, recognize, understand and use one's own emotional responses. We describe the neural substrates of emotional awareness and affective agnosia and compare and contrast these with related conditions. We then describe how this expansion of the conceptualization and measurement of affective processing deficits has important implications for basic emotion research and clinical practice. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. The Effect of Salicylic Acid and Chelated Magnesium Sulfate on Matters Allocation in Vegetative and Reproductive Parts in Pear cv. Louise Bonne Infected to Fire Blight Disease

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    mahjabin adel


    Full Text Available Introduction: Distribution of photosynthetic substances between vegetative and reproductive parts is influenced by the environmental factors as well as plant nutrition status. Therefore, application of nutrient substances (such as chelated magnesium sulfate and salicylic acid combination can influence the distribution of photosynthetic substances which in turn result in changes in allocation of photo-assimilates between vegetative and reproductive parts. Since the investigation of partitioning of photo- assimilates is complex and the interpretation of treatments effects on partitioning of substances is difficult in garden plants, this examination has been focused on external application of nutritional treatments on different organs growth by comparing the effects of salicylic acid and chelated magnesium sulfate on the allocation of photo- assimilates. Materials and Methods: This experiment was performed in a commercial 10-year old orchard of Qazvin in 2013. Initially, 60 uniform pears (cv. Louise Bonne which were infected to fire blight disease were selected. Before treatment imposing, agronomic practices such as removing and pruning infected shoots were applied. Treatments were combination of salicylic acid and chelated magnesium sulfate at different levels, which were applied on foliage under the conditions of neutral pollution to fire blight. In the present research, vegetative parameters (current shoot growth, leaf weight, leaf area, relative water content and so on and reproductive parameters (length: diameter ratio and density of fruit and so on were measured. The fully expanded leaves were collected randomly from each replicate. After washing the samples were weighed and these values referred to as initial readings (fresh weight. Then, the leaf samples were placed in distilled water for 24 h in the dark at room temperature. The turgid leaves were blotted dry and weighed (saturation weight. After weighing, the material was oven-dried at 70

  13. Reaction Formulation: A Bibliography. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    Reaction formation was studied by Sigmund Freud. This defense mechanism may be related to repression, substitution, reversal, and compensation (or over-compensation). Alfred Adler considered compensation a basic process in his individual psychology. Anna Freud discussed some defense mechanisms, and Bibring, Dwyer, Huntington, and Valenstein…

  14. ’ISM’ Analysis: A Necessity for Effective Strategic Communication (United States)


    210). In psychology, for example, Sigmund Freud rejected the idea of the formation of worldviews in psychoanalysis and argued that only...scientific knowledge” was worthy of sustained endeavor. It seems Freud did not realize he was arguing for a specific point of view, namely scientism or old

  15. Saddam’s War: An Iraqi Military Perspective of the Iran-Iraq War (United States)


    saddam hussein’s personality according to the theories of [ Sigmund ] Freud or [Alfred] Adler, or even [Ivan] Pavlov. We need the theories of these...psychologists because they bring in different elements: freud was the founder of the theory of the analytical method in psychology; adler is the one who

  16. Recognition-Primed Decisions, Ethical Intuition and Borrowing Experience (United States)


    According to Freud , socialization is the primary source of moral development and people develop morally when one’s internal desires are overcome by...32 Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis. 33 Kornblum, W

  17. I sandhed freudiansk

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    Bonde, Lisbeth


    Lucian Freud (1922-2011) går i bogstaveligste forstand i kødet på sine portrætofre. Ligesom sin berømte farfar, Sigmund Freud, som grundlagde psykoanalysen, interesserer han sig for den menneskelige eksistens. Men i stedet for på et videnskabeligt grundlag at kortlægge forpinte menneskers indre...

  18. Freud e a religião: possibilidades de novas leituras e construções teóricas

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    Karla Daniele de Sá Araújo Maciel

    Full Text Available Apesar de ser um ateu convicto e de sempre ter professado seu ateísmo, Freud, paradoxalmente, manifestou grande interesse pelo estudo do fenômeno religioso e empenhou-se seriamente em empregar elementos-chave da teoria psicanalítica para interpretar as origens e a natureza da religião. Seu posicionamento, porém, diante da religião, é freqüentemente divulgado em sua forma exclusivamente crítica e negativa. Neste artigo, nosso objetivo é mostrar que o texto freudiano, além do seu aspecto crítico inegável, oferece também outras contribuições valiosas que podem ser muito úteis para uma compreensão metapsicológica da experiência religiosa. Seus textos sobre a religião apresentam outras perspectivas de leitura, além da crítica cientificista, como também oferecem aportes teóricos que possibilitam novas formas de construções teóricas sobre psicanálise e religião. Um exemplo disso é a possibilidade de se considerar o conceito de sublimação para o estudo metapsicológico da temática religiosa. Essas novas possibilidades encontradas no texto freudiano se fazem pertinentes em virtude da freqüência com que questionamentos religiosos são levantados pelos clientes que permeiam a clínica contemporânea.

  19. Understanding Freud's conflicted view of the object-relatedness of sexuality and its implications for contemporary psychoanalysis: A re-examination of Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. (United States)

    Blass, Rachel B


    Through a re-examination of Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905), this paper reveals a fundamental tension in Freud's thinking on the nature of the individual and of his sexuality. In this text Freud portrays the individual and sexuality as inherently object-related and at the same time as inherently independent of such relatedness. The way in which Freud presents these contradictory ideas suggests that he was not merely undecided on object-relatedness and sexuality but rather that the contradiction was integral to this thinking. The paper offers an explanation of the meaning of this contradiction, of why it has been neglected in the analytic literature, and of some implications for contemporary psychoanalysis and its approach to sexuality. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  20. Unconscious phantasy as a structural principle and organizer of mental life: The evolution of a concept from Freud to Klein and some of her successors. (United States)

    Weiss, Heinz


    Starting with Freud's discovery of unconscious phantasy as a means of accessing his patients' internal world, the author discusses the evolution of the concept in the work of Melanie Klein and some of her successors. Whereas Freud sees phantasy as a wish fulfilling imagination, dominated by primary process functioning and kept apart from reality testing, Klein understands phantasies as a structural function and organizer of mental life. From their very beginnings they involve object relations and gradually evolve from primitive body-near experiences to images and symbolic representations. With her concept of projective identification in particular, Klein anticipates the communicative function of unconscious phantasies. They are at the basis of processes of symbolization, but may also be put into the service of complex defensive operations. The author traces the further evolution of the concept from the contributions of S. Isaacs, the theories of thinking proposed by W.R. Bion and R. Money-Kyrle, Hanna Segal's ideas on symbolization and reparation all the way to the latest approaches by R. Britton, J. Steiner and others, including the understanding of transference and counter-transference as a 'total situation'. Points of contact with Freud are to be found particularly in connection with his concept of 'primal phantasies'. In the author's view, the idea of the transmission and communicative potential of unconscious phantasies enabled these authors to overcome the solipsistic origins of drive theory in favour of a notion in which unconscious phantasies both set down the coordinates of the inner world and form and reflect the matrix of inter-subjective relations. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  1. ["Signs for the whole rest of the life". The house as symbol and autobiographical substrate in letters, dreams and literary texts by by Anna Freud]. (United States)

    Spreitzer, Brigitte


    The house as object and symbol preoccupied Anna Freud from childhood onwards. This article traces these ideas in letters, autobiographical documents and literary texts. It focuses on the phantasmal construction of a dream house; on the organisation, loss and later efforts to recover Hochrotherd; on casual birthday poems dedicated to Anna, praising the country house, as well as on the purchase of a weekend cottage in Walberswick reflected in dreams related to the process of inner detachment from the dead father. A fluent interchange between reality and imagination comes into focus, high- lighting the dimension of inwardness rather than that of biographical reality.

  2. Freud y el estado de la cuestión. Psicología de las masas y análisis del Yo.

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    Ángela María Jaramillo.


    Full Text Available El interés básico de este texto es esclarecer cómo se conduce Freud en el establecimiento de lo que se ha nombrado como estado de la cuestión, particularmente en el texto Psicología de las masas y análisis del yo. Sólo voy a referirme a los apartados:- Le Bon y su descripción del alma de las masas.- Otras apreciaciones de la vida anímica colectiva.- Sugestión y libido.

  3. Freud y el estado de la cuestión. Psicología de las masas y análisis del Yo.


    Ángela María Jaramillo.


    El interés básico de este texto es esclarecer cómo se conduce Freud en el establecimiento de lo que se ha nombrado como estado de la cuestión, particularmente en el texto Psicología de las masas y análisis del yo. Sólo voy a referirme a los apartados:- Le Bon y su descripción del alma de las masas.- Otras apreciaciones de la vida anímica colectiva.- Sugestión y libido.

  4. Counter-Radicalization: Best Practices in the United States and Lessons Learned from Abroad (United States)


    LEADERSHIP FROM THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE Historically, Sigmund Freud is well known for his theoretical conceptualization regarding the role of the directing negative influence onto out-group targets that appear to have unrelated or contradictory values and beliefs. Freud further argued that...bound together (Newman, 2006, pp. 749–772). Displacement of aggression and intergroup dynamics, as emphasized by Freud , explains how groups can

  5. Contraposición del concepto de tipo anaclítico de elección de objeto en Freud y Lacan Contrast of the anaclitic object-choice concept in Freud and Lacan

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    Roberto Mazzuca


    Full Text Available Este trabajo articula el concepto freudiano de elección de objeto de tipo anaclítico con el concepto lacaniano de relación anaclítica, examinando sus relaciones, semejanzas y diferencias. En primer lugar, se delimita el concepto freudiano, se subraya la complejidad de sus relaciones con otros conceptos de la teoría de Freud, y se destaca las dificultades de comprensión en los desarrollos posfreudianos, derivadas de esa complejidad. En segundo lugar, se delimita el concepto lacaniano, o más bien, los dos conceptos de relación anaclítica que Lacan elabora en momentos distantes de su obra. Uno, en el Seminario 4, donde construye ese concepto sobre el eje del erotismo y la intersubjetividad, excluyendo los componentes de las pulsiones yoicas (núcleo del concepto freudiano. Otro, en el Seminario 16, donde la relación anaclítica queda ubicada como característica esencial de la estructura perversa en oposición a la relación narcisista, propia de la neurosis.This work articulates the Freudian concept of Anaclitic Object-Choice with the Lacanian concept of Anaclitic Relation by examining their relations, similarities and differences. First, the Freudian concept is delimited and the complexity of its relations to other concepts of the Freudian theory is highlighted, pointing out the difficulties in understanding post-Freudian developments stemming from such complexity. Secondly, the Lacanian concept is delimited, or rather both concepts of anaclitic relation developed by Lacan in different moments of his work are described. The first concept, presented in Seminar 4, Lacan builds a concept over the eroticism and intersubjectivity axis, excluding the id's drives components (the core of the Freudian concept. The other concept is presented within Seminar 16, where the anaclitic relation is considered an essential characteristic of the perverse structure in opposition to the Narcissistic relationship, which is typical of neurosis.

  6. Do “Embelezamento dos Fatos” à “Cicatriz”: Uma Investigação sobre a Fantasia em Freud

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    Virgínia Célia Carvalho da Silva


    Full Text Available RESUMO Reconhecer a função da fantasia na vida dos sujeitos possibilitou a Freud inventar a psicanálise. Desde suas pesquisas, consideram-se as fantasias como um modo de proteção à realidade insatisfatória, por permitirem embelezar fatos, tornando-os menos traumáticos. Há uma intensa variedade de fantasias no imaginário dos seres humanos, como evidenciam os relatos clínicos. Além desse imaginário, a fantasia se expressa como uma marca, “cicatriz”, que determina o modo de os sujeitos estarem no mundo. Essa dimensão vai além do que se consegue dizer e, por isso, faz-se necessário um trabalho de “construção”. Por considerar a relevância clínica e conceitual da noção de fantasia, este trabalho procura cernir uma lógica da fantasia em Freud, através da revisão de sua utilização do conceito.

  7. Un nouvel habitat du Bronze final IIIb dans le Val d’Orléans et ses traces de métallurgie du fer : Bonnée, Les Terres à l’Est du Bourg (Centre, Loiret A new settlement from late Bronze IIIb in the val d’Orléans: Bonnée, Les Terres à l’Est du Bourg (lands to the east of the town (Centre, Loiret

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    Full Text Available La multiplication récente des diagnostics archéologiques autour du petit bourg actuel de Bonnée a permis la détection d’une occupation du Bronze final IIIb (circa 900-750 av. n.-e. sur environ un hectare aux Terres à l’Est du Bourg. Les limites inhérentes à ce type d’intervention réduisent l’interprétation des structures et toute approche spatiale de ce probable habitat repéré. L’étude conjointe des différents mobiliers en particulier céramique et métallurgique, mais aussi le torchis et la faune, atteste de sa culture matérielle et de son intérêt. Ces scories pourraient être parmi les plus anciennes traces en région Centre d’activité métallurgique du fer. Des activités de post-réduction sont avérées et certaines opérations de forgeage sont supposées.La découverte de cet habitat dans ce secteur du lit majeur de la Loire, apporte de nouvelles données concernant l’occupation du sol et ses problématiques évolutives dans le Val d’Orléans sur ces périodes de transition avec le Hallstatt ancien.The recent increase in the archaeological evaluations around the village of Bonnée has enabled the discovery of a final Bronze Age IIIb settlement (circa 900-750 BP on about a hectare of the Terres à l’Est du Bourg. The limits inherent in this type of work restrict the interpretation of structures and all spatial approaches to this likely dwelling. The joint study of the different furnishings, in particular ceramics and metal, but also the cob and fauna, attests to its material culture and its interest. The slag could be amongst the oldest iron metallurgy remains from the Centre region. Some activities of post-forging are proven and certain operations are guessed at. The discovery of this settlement in this sector of the major bed of the Loire, has produced new data concerning the occupation of the land and its evolutionary problems in the valley of Orleans over these periods of transition in the early

  8. Ideas. A History: From Fire to Freud. 2. ed.; Ideen. Eine Kulturgeschichte von der Entdeckung des Feuers bis zur Moderne

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    In this hugely ambitious and exciting book Peter Watson tells the history of ideas from prehistory to the present day, seeking a new way to tell the history of the world. The book begins over a million years ago with a discussion of how the earliest ideas might have originated. Looking at animal behaviour that appears to require some thought tool-making, territoriality, counting, language (or at least sounds), pairbonding Peter Watson moves on to the apeman and the development of simple ideas such as cooking, the earliest language, the emergence of family life. All the obvious areas will be tackled the Ancient Greeks, Christian theology, the ideas of Jesus, astrological thought, the soul, the self, beliefs about the heavens, the ideas of Islam, the Crusades, humanism, the Renaissance, Gutenberg and the book, the scientific revolution, the age of discovery, Shakespeare, the idea of Revolution, the Romantic imagination, Darwin, imperialism, modernism, Freud right up to the present day and the internet. (orig./GL) [German] Beginnt die Ideengeschichte der Menschheit, als die Fruehmenschen erstmals Feuer machen, vor ca. 1,8 Millionen Jahren? Oder schon mit dem ersten Faustkeil vor etwa 2,5 Millionen Jahren? Warum entwickelte sich vor 40 000 Jahren eine komplexe Sprache? Wie kamen das Minus- und das Plus-Zeichen in die Vorstellungswelt, und wie entstand das Bild vom Paradies? Peter Watson laedt ein zu einer Expedition durch die abenteuerliche Welt menschlicher Ideen. Vom ersten Feuer, dem ersten Werkzeug und den ersten Worten ueber die Geburt der Goetter, die ersten Gesetze und die Entwicklung grosser Zentren von Wissen und Weisheit bis hin zu den umwaelzenden Ideen der Moderne: das Groesste und das Kleinste, das Selbst-Bewusstsein des Individuums und die Entdeckung des Unbewussten. Dabei ordnet Watson die riesige Materialfuelle nach drei zentralen Ideen, die fuer ihn die Geschichte der Menschheit praegen: die Seele, mehr als die Idee von einem Gott, Europa, mehr als das

  9. Analytical precision of the Urolizer for the determination of the BONN-Risk-Index (BRI) for calcium oxalate urolithiasis and evaluation of the influence of 24-h urine storage at moderate temperatures on BRI. (United States)

    Berg, Wolfgang; Bechler, Robin; Laube, Norbert


    Since its first publication in 2000, the BONN-Risk-Index (BRI) has been successfully used to determine the calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystallization risk from urine samples. To date, a BRI-measuring device, the "Urolizer", has been developed, operating automatically and requiring only a minimum of preparation. Two major objectives were pursued: determination of Urolizer precision, and determination of the influence of 24-h urine storage at moderate temperatures on BRI. 24-h urine samples from 52 CaOx stone-formers were collected. A total of 37 urine samples were used for the investigation of Urolizer precision by performing six independent BRI determinations in series. In total, 30 samples were taken for additional investigation of urine storability. Each sample was measured thrice: directly after collection, after 24-h storage at T=21 degrees C, and after 24-h cooling at T=4 degrees C. Outcomes were statistically tested for identity with regard to the immediately obtained results. Repeat measurements for evaluation of Urolizer precision revealed statistical identity of data (p-0.05). 24-h storage of urine at both tested temperatures did not significantly affect BRI (p-0.05). The pilot-run Urolizer shows high analytical reliability. The innovative analysis device may be especially suited for urologists specializing in urolithiasis treatment. The possibility for urine storage at moderate temperatures without loss of analysis quality further demonstrates the applicability of the BRI method.

  10. Fonagy and Freud

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    Pedersen, Signe Holm


    Peter Fonagy and Mary Target present their Playing with Reality theory as a developmental theory centred on the concept of psychic reality. This article compares Fonagy and Target’s use of the concept of psychic reality with Freud’s original concept. It is argued that the concept of psychic reality...


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    Full Text Available This paper gives a detailed interpretation of Freud’s “Inhibition, Symptoms, and Anxiety” with the aim to place: the conceptualizations of anxiety; the difficulties of defining the statute of danger that involves anxiety; the enigmatic “function” of anxiety for the individual; and the way in which Freud solves the mystery in his text. It is thought, that the Freudian interest to specify the function of anxiety and the permanent verification of its inadequacy are precedents to what Lacan formulates about “the necessity to preserve anxiety” in his X Seminar

  12. Kant e Freud sobre o "superego": apetite de vingança, princípios do Direito e sentimento do sublime

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    Nuria Sánchez Madrid


    Full Text Available O trabalho propõe-se levantar uma série de semelhanças e disparidades entre a colocação de Kant e de Freud da capacidade da razão para se tornar o principal motor da ação humana. Primeiramente, atentaremos para o funcionamento das paixões como modulações do desejo que impedem qualquer avaliação equânime dos meios e do propósito do sujeito, chegando a suplantar inteiramente a função da razão. Em segundo lugar, nos concentraremos no caso da vingança como espaço de observação do modo de operar da paixão frente ao legítimo apetite de justiça. Finalmente, confrontaremos as estratégias de explicação de Kant e Freud sobre o processo mediante o qual a razão estabelece um governo duradouro sobre os sentidos, com o intuito de submeter à revisão a estendida tese segundo a qual o superego freudiano coincidiria inteiramente com o modelo kantiano da razão prática. A parte final do artigo sustenta que a racionalidade prática em Kant contém meios suficientes para denunciar no superego o exercício de um dogmatismo moral, que não se condiz com os alvos da Ilustração.

  13. Comentários críticos das referências textuais de Freud a Kant Critical comments on Freud’s textual references to Kant

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    Full Text Available Propõe-se aqui sublinhar, criticamente, os principais momentos da obra de Freud onde temos referências textuais a Kant, tanto para dar início a um trabalho de análise comparativa entre conceitos de uma e outra disciplina, quanto para indicar que há uma relação estrutural entre as posições filosóficas de Kant e o pensamento epistemológico de Freud aplicado à psicanálise, enquanto prática própria às ciências da natureza. Neste sentido, defende-se que a crítica de certos conceitos fundamentais da psicanálise freudiana, enquanto pertencente ao quadro da filosofia kantiana, seria uma atitude necessária ao desenvolvimento da psicologia psicanalítica.This paper pretends to to critically analyze the main moments of Freud’s work when there are textual references to Kant, in order to begin a comparative analysis between the concepts of both disciplines, as well as to indicate that there is a structural relation between Kant‘s philosophical positions and Freud’s epistemological thought applied to psychoanalysis as a practice related to the sciences of nature. With this in mind, it is argued that the criticism toward certain fundamental concepts of the Freudian psychoanalysis, while belonging to the framework of the Kantian philosophy, would be a necessary attitude for the development of the psychoanalytic psychology.

  14. Current status of the Bonn-potential

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    Higher-order meson-exchange contributions to the NN-interaction are evaluated. The non-iterative 2π-exchange diagrams with Nδ and δδ intermediate states turn out to be as important as the iterative diagrams of that kind. The non-iterative diagrams of ππ, πσ, πrho and πν exchange show remarkable cancelations between each other. It is found that there is a net contribution to the medium range tensor force by the latter four diagrams. (author)

  15. EC tells Bonn let in UK coal

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    The European Commission has told the German federal government to open the door for coal imports from other EC member countries. As an initial step, the Commission is suggesting that some of the power station coal which was to be sourced from German stockpiles under the November 1991 agreement between Rurhkohle AG, the state mining company and the generators, be supplied by other member states such as the UK. The implications of this move for the German coal industry are discussed. 2 tabs.

  16. Les barrières à une bonne prise en charge des diabétiques dans les structures de première ligne de la province de Khouribga (MAROC) (United States)

    Hassoune, Samira; Badri, Soufiane; Nani, Samira; Belhadi, Leila; Maaroufi, Abderrahmane


    Introduction Le diabète constitue un important enjeu de santé publique au Maroc et représente un défi auquel les médecins généralistes sont confrontés dans leur pratique quotidienne. Le but de ce travail était de décrire les barrières entravant une bonne prise en charge des patients diabétiques dans les structures de 1ère ligne de la province de khouribga. Méthodes Il s'agit d'une étude transversale menée de décembre 2010 à mars 2011, chez les 54 médecins généralistes (MG) exerçants dans les centres de santé de la province. La collecte des données a été réalisée à l'aide d'un questionnaire prétesté et auto administré et la saisie et l'analyse effectuées sur le logiciel SPSS 16. Résultats Huit pourcent des MG disposaient de registre informatisé pour le suivi des diabétiques. Les principales barrières à une prise en charge correcte des patients étaient le statut socio-économique faible des patients (94%), leur niveau scolaire bas (86%), le manque de moyens de traitement et de suivi (80%), le nombre insuffisant de diabétologues (80%), le manque de coordination avec les structures de 2ème ligne (74%) et l'insuffisance des séminaires de formation continue (58%). Conclusion Les médecins généralistes sont confrontés à de nombreux obstacles concernant la prise en charge des patients diabétiques. L’équipement des centres de santé en moyens diagnostiques et thérapeutiques suffisants, l'amélioration de l'accessibilité des diabétiques aux soins et la formation continue des médecins pourraient être des solutions pour améliorer cette prise en charge surtout devant la pénurie de spécialistes dans notre pays. PMID:23330033

  17. What's in the name 'alexithymia'? A commentary on "Affective agnosia: Expansion of the alexithymia construct and a new opportunity to integrate and extend Freud's legacy.". (United States)

    Taylor, Graeme J; Bagby, R Michael; Parker, James D A


    The recent proposal of a new type of agnosia termed 'affective agnosia' extends Freud's legacy and captures the concept of not knowing one's own emotions. This concept links well with the theory of levels of emotional awareness and maps onto a hierarchical model of neural substrates of emotional experience, but does not encompass the pensée opératoire component of the alexithymia construct. Moreover, identifying agnosia and anomia subtypes, which connotes a categorical conceptualization of alexithymia, is inconsistent with the dimensional nature of the construct. We describe a more widely accepted definition of alexithymia, and argue that although aptly descriptive, the concept of affective agnosia does not advance the theory, measurement, and treatment of alexithymia. A review of alexithymia literature indicates that impairment in the mental representation of emotions has been a central aspect of alexithymia theory since the concept was introduced, and guided the development of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale and other measures of the construct. Moreover, techniques to enhance mentalization of emotions have been used by psychotherapists for several decades. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. El método de Freud y la tradición hermenéutica en psicoanálisis

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda críticamente los argumentos fundamentales de un sector de teorizaciones y prácticas psicoanalíticas que han sido agrupadas bajo la denominación de “tradición hermenéutica”, basándose en dos aspectos: primero, atendiendo a la distancia que dichos argumentos mantienen respecto de la propuesta original de Freud; segundo, analizando los supuestos y valores epistémicos que han orientado (explícita e implícitamente a tales perspectivas. Posteriormente al abordaje crítico, se conjeturan argumentos tendientes a trascender o reenfocar algunos problemas metodológicos de la investigación y práctica psicoanalítica, tales como la conceptualización y formalización de la acción causal, la validación de las conjeturas (metapsicológicas y clínicas y el lugar de las formalizaciones teóricas en la clínica

  19. [Approach to the study of suicide in the essays of Enrico Morselli (1879) and in the successive hypotheses of Durkheim and Freud]. (United States)

    Peloso, P F


    Scientific investigations on suicide began at the beginning of the XIX century. The aim of such investigations was the evaluation of the epidemiological and statistical distribution of the phenomenon in order to set up preventive intervention, as well as the establishment of the psychological and psychopathological characteristics of the subjects choosing this solution to their life. E. Morselli's work on the matter (1879) can be considered the main Italian contribution to the discussion that was troubling and antagonizing the most competent authors in all the civil world from the half a century and it was regarded in due consideration by his contemporaries too. The second author taken into consideration is E. Durkheim, whose monograph issued twenty years later presents elements having such originality and accuracy that they represent even today a constant reference for the suicide studies. S. Freud, on his side, did never write any monograph on this matter, but fundamental observations on the self-suppression psychodynamic interpretation can be found in his works.

  20. Investigación, psicoanálisis, educación Parte II: avance de investigación: Freud, la educación, el psicoanálisis (Research, Psychoanalysis and education - Part II: Research advance: Freud, education, psychoanalysis

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    Guillermo Bustamante Zamudio


    Full Text Available ResumenMomentos de Freud. 1913: la educación mejoraría si conociera el desarrollo infantil; dirigir las pulsiones hacia metas valiosas salvaguarda la creatividad y el disfrute. 1925: la educación tiene sus funciones, aunque no conduzca a la madurez; lo cual no puede subsanar el psicoanálisis, pues no es instalable la transferencia con niños. La provechosa instrucción psicoanalítica calaría hondo en pedagogos psicoanalizados. 1932: igual procedimiento pedagógico no beneficia homogéneamente; imposible hacer profilaxis psíquica. El niño, incapaz de alcanzar el dominio de las pulsiones, es psicoanalizable. Además de un educador con información y terapia psicoanalíticas, conviene tener padres que hayan experimentado un análisis.AbstractFreud’s moments. 1913: Education would be better if children it were aware of children development. Directing drive toward s worthy goals enhances both creativity and joy. 1925: Education has its functions, though it does not lead to maturity; this cannot be resolved by psychoanalysis, because transference does not work within children. The advantageous psychoanalytic instruction would go deep into psychoanalyzed teachers. 1932: the same pedagogic procedure does not homogeneously benefit, it is not possible to make a psychic prophylaxis. Children, unable to govern drives, can be psychoanalyzed. It is convenient having parents who have been psychoanalyzed, besides having a teacher who knows psychoanalytic information and therapy.ResumoMomentos de Freud. 1913: a educação melhoraria se conhecesse o desenvolvimento; dirigir as pulsões para metas valiosas salvaguarda a criatividade e o gozo. 1925: a educação tem suas funções, ainda que não conduza à maturidade; o que não pode corrigir a psicanálise, pois não é instaurável a transferência com crianças. A proveitosa instrução psicanalítica marcaria os pedagogos psicanalisados. 1932: igual procedimento pedagógico não beneficia

  1. Significance of the agreement and results of the Bonn and Marrakesh Conventions with respect to long-term reduction of greenhouse gases. An analysis of supply-side and demand-side aspects; Bedeutung des Bonner Beschlusses und der Ergebnisse aus Marrakesch fuer die langfristige Senkung der Treibhausgasemissionen. Eine Analyse der Angebots- und Nachfrageseite

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    The article examines in great detail the Bonn resolution and the results of the Marrakesh Convention of the Parties to the UNFCCC with respect to the achievable contributions to a global reduction of greenhouse emissions. The analysis looks at the most important action plans and the relevant mechanisms agreed upon and derives global demand-side and national supply-side estimates and develops relevant projections of lasting greenhouse gas reductions, also indicating further required measures. (orig./CB) [German] Es wird untersucht, inwiefern die Regelungen des Bonner Beschlusses und der Konferenz in Marrakesch tatsaechlich auf das urspruengliche Ziel der Klimarahmenkonvention, langfristige Treibhausgasminderungen, abzielen. Zunaechst werden die wichtigsten Ergebnisse dieser Konferenzen erlaeutert. Anschliessend kann die internationale Nachfrage bzw. das entsprechende Angebot an Emissionsminderungen in Bezug auf Treibhausgasminderungen abgeschaetzt werden. Es ergibt sich ein Ueberblick, ob und in welchem Masse eigene Anstrengungen der verpflichteten Staaten noch notwendig sind. (orig./CB)

  2. Kalivodův zápas o marxismus bez pověr a iluzí

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    Roč. 60, mimořádné číslo 2 (2012), s. 259-267 ISSN 0015-1831 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : Robert Kalivoda * Marx ism * Hussite movement * Karl Marx * Sigmund Freud Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion OBOR OECD: Philosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology

  3. Art Education and the Development of Self-Concept. (United States)

    Hausman, Jerome J.

    References are often made in art education literature about how art can enhance individuals' self-concepts. This document discusses the work of authors, Manuel Barkan, George Herbert Mead, and Sigmund Freud, who support this concept. Barkan's theory concerning how an individual's personality develops and changes by interacting socially is…

  4. The use of logotherapeutic techniques in the identification and ...

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    Logotherapy was developed by Viktor Frankl in the 1930s as the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy (the first is Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud and the second is Individual Psychology by Alfred Adler). It offers useful and effective intervention techniques which can be carried out in persons with substance use ...


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    Ike Odimegwu

    Surrealism from its Western origin and then take on the art of. Okafor as a veritable ... by the theories of Sigmund Freud who, from his base in. Vienna .... against something else, which is impossible in the case of the universe.” His paintings are ...

  6. Has the Time Come to Emulate Jung? A Response to Piechowski's Most Recent Rethinking of the Theory of Positive Disintegration: I. The Case against Primary Integration (United States)

    Mendaglio, Sal; Tillier, William


    Disagreements between theorists and their collaborators are as old as the field of psychology itself. The most well-known example of a professional relationship marked by diverging viewpoints in psychology is that of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Theoretical disagreements between them were resolved by Jung's creation of a new theory. In this…

  7. A Centennial Milestone (1910-2010): 100 Years of Youth Suicide Prevention (United States)

    Miller, David N.


    Anniversaries are appropriate times for reflecting on the past and planning for the future, and in this 100th anniversary year of Sigmund Freud's famous group meeting--a meeting among a large group of prominent mental health professionals that provides a useful marker and arguable "starting point" for contemporary youth suicide prevention efforts,…

  8. Games, the Socialization of Conflict. (United States)

    Sutton-Smith, Brian

    The function of games in a society is discussed in this paper. An earlier definition of games as a concretistic way of processing information of cultural antitheses is enlarged to include a more bio-adaptive definition: the game is also a socialization of conflict. This view is compared and contrasted with those of Sigmund Freud and G. H. Mead.…

  9. Leveraging Successful Collaborative Processes to Improve Performance Outcomes in Large-Scale Event Planning: Super Bowl, A Planned Homeland Security Event (United States)


    are turning out to be counterproductive because they are culturally anathema (Wollman, 2009). A consideration of psychological tenets by Sigmund ... Freud suggests a principle aspect of dysfunction in collaboration. He reasoned that An Ego governed by social convention and a Superego governed by

  10. The Phrase of the Phallic Pheminine: Beyond the "Nurturing Mother" in Feminist Composition Pedagogy. (United States)

    Mowery, Diane

    Theories of phallic authority outlined by Jaques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, and Luce Irigaray suggest that one can effectively undo authority only from a position of authority, a position that traps feminists within the very phallic economy they hope to subvert. Attempting to avoid this trap, feminist pedagogues have made a distinction between…

  11. Regression: A Bibliography. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    Regression, another mechanism studied by Sigmund Freud, has had much research, e.g., hypnotic regression, frustration regression, schizophrenic regression, and infra-human-animal regression (often directly related to fixation). Many investigators worked with hypnotic age regression, which has a long history, going back to Russian reflexologists.…

  12. Projection: A Bibliography. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    Sigmund Freud and his associates did much clinical work with the dynamic of projection, especially with regard to paranoid symptoms and syndromes. Much experimental work has also been done with projection. Sears evaluated the results of some of those studies. Murstein and Pryer sub-classified projection and reviewed typical studies. The…

  13. Incestuous Abuse: Its Long-Term Effects. (United States)

    Russell, Diana E. H.

    Despite the growing recognition of the prevalence of incest which is challenging traditional views about the family as a safe haven for children, there is a serious paucity of scientific research on incest in South Africa in the new field of family violence. Almost a century after Sigmund Freud dismissed most women's reports of incest…

  14. Sandwork (United States)

    Mechling, Jay


    For Sigmund Freud, the terms "dreamwork" and "jokework" denoted the process by which the mind displaces social and psychological anxieties and permits them to emerge disguised in dreams and jokes. This article posits a similar process for "sandwork." Examining the ways people play with sand in its three basic…

  15. Dostoevsky: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series. (United States)

    Wellek, Rene, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Rene Wellek, Philip Rahv, Murray Krieger, Irving Howe, Eliseo Vivas, D. H. Lawrence, Sigmund Freud, Dmitri Chizhevsky, V. V. Zenkovsky, Georg Lukacs, and Derek Traversi--all dealing with the biography and literary work of…

  16. Rationalization: A Bibliography. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    Rationalization was studied by Sigmund Freud and was specifically labeled by Ernest Jones. Rationalization ought to be differentiated from rational, rationality, logical analysis, etc. On the one hand, rationalization is considered a defense mechanism, on the other hand, rationality is not. Haan has done much work with self-report inventories and…

  17. A Freudian Approach to Education. (United States)

    Gartner, Sandra L.

    This document offers the point of view that Bruno Bettelheim's writings, based on Sigmund Freud's approach to education, suggest the most practical applications for achieving positive results within the classroom. The overall result of a student being taught all through school by the Freudian method would be an extremely positive one. Such a…

  18. Denial: A Bibliography. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    Denial was a mechanism that Sigmund Freud worked with in his clinical practice and in his formulation of personality. He considered denial, e.g., in his papers on Repression (1915) and on Fetishism (1927) in Collected Papers, Volumes IV and V respectively (London: Hogarth and The Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1925 and 1950 respectively). It would…

  19. Defense Mechanisms: A Bibliography. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    This bibliography includes studies of defense mechanisms, in general, and studies of multiple mechanisms. Defense mechanisms, briefly and simply defined, are the unconscious ego defendants against unpleasure, threat, or anxiety. Sigmund Freud deserves the clinical credit for studying many mechanisms and introducing them in professional literature.…

  20. Research on Mathematics Learning at the "Center of Individual Development and Adaptive Education" (IDeA)--An Introduction (United States)

    Krummheuer, Götz


    In 2008, the research center "Individual Development and Adaptive Education" was constituted by the Goethe University, the German Institute for International Educational Research, and the Sigmund Freud Institute, all located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( The research of the center focuses on the…

  1. A Desire for the Marsupial Space: A Lacanian Reading of Lacan (United States)

    Aghamohammadi, Mehdi


    Jacques Lacan is regarded as an influential French psychoanalyst in the 20th century. In the present article, first, a brief biography of this interpreter of Sigmund Freud is presented and then his key psychoanalytic theories, largely about the infant-mother-father relationship, are summarized. These data are finally analyzed mainly according to…

  2. Application of Freudian Concepts to the Explication of Literary Texts ...

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    This article established and proved the age old relationship between. Psychology and Literature together with the application of Freudian concepts to the explication of literary texts. The interest of literary critics from Sigmund Freud to Jacques Lacan has been noticeable and remarkable in the field of psychoanalytic criticism.

  3. Apostle of Freedom: Alfred Adler and His British Disciples (United States)

    Hirsch, Pam


    The psychology of Alfred Adler is traditionally considered to be one of the three so-called in-depth or psychoanalytic therapies, the other two being the theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung. This article demonstrates that Adler's Individual Psychology was especially influential on teachers in Vienna between the two world wars. There…

  4. Nature, Human Nature, and Solutions to Problems. (United States)

    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, B. C.

    This paper promotes an undergraduate course that would discuss the great ideas of Plato, St. Paul, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Jean Paul Sartre, B. F. Skinner, and Konrad Lorenz. This course would help students understand human values and behaviors while focusing on historical, world, and national problems. Tentative solutions would then be…

  5. Kolm väärt väljapanekut Võru Linnagaleriis / Andrus Raag

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    Raag, Andrus, 1982-


    Helen Meleski, Katrin Teesi ja Liina Guiteri (ühisnimi Sigmund Freud) näitus "Keemia", Ruti Jõgi joonistuste ja Aivar Rumvoldi maalide näitus "Koos. Omaette", Marek Hämmelbergi (pseudonüüm Marek) joonistuste näitus "Tuvi ämm" 20. novembrini

  6. Witz, Lust und Aggression

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    Rösing, Lilian Munk


    Artiklen beskæftiger sig med forholdet mellem vits, lyst og aggression med udgangspunkt i lysten ved aggressiv litterær humor, eksemplificeret ved tekststeder fra Shakespeares Hamlet. Der argumenteres for, at aggressionen eller angrebet er et fælles centralt aspekt ved Sigmund Freuds og Friedrich...

  7. Fra strøtanke til værk

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    of Sigmund Freud, Anton Ehrenzweig and Carl Gustav Jung, and point out that the individuation theory of the last-mentioned – with certain reservations – can be used to illustrate how the process of literary creation is closely related to the need of the creative individual via art to reach a new...

  8. Kired ja kaotused / Aita Kivi

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    Sisu : Corinne Hofmann. Valge Masai; William Somerset Maugham. Teater; Tyne O'Connell. Parimad asjad elus; Sue Townsend. Kuninganna ja mina; Patricia D. Cornwell. Süütõendid; Koopia / Hedda Maurer, Priit Kruus, Mia Leite [Maria Savisaar]; Kristel Salu. Viljaküla Brita memuaarid; Cupido & Psuche; Marie Under. Under armastusest; Sigmund Freud. Argielu psühhopatoloogia

  9. Hvad nu hvis sommerfuglen er ekshibitionist?

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    Rösing, Lilian Munk


    Groft sagt vil denne artikel, ved at aflæse hvad hhv. Inger Christensen, Sigmund Freud og Jacques Lacan har at sige om sommerfugle, argumentere for at der er et afgørende skel mellem naturvidenskab og litteraturvidenskab; mellem naturen, dyret, sommerfuglen på den ene side og bevidstheden...

  10. Võru linnagaleriis avati kolm uut näitust

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    26. oktoobrist 20 novembrini on Võru Linnagaleriis avatud Ruti Jõgi joonistuste ja Aivar Rumvoldi maalide näitus "Koos. Omaette", Marek Hämmelbergi isikunäitus "Tuvi ämm" ning grupi Sigmund Freud (Liina Guiter, Katrin Tees, Helen Melesk) näitus "Keemia"

  11. Desire

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    Rösing, Lilian Munk


    In this chapter I shall try to explain desire according to psychoanalysis (here primarily Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan), and why desire is also a concept for that which drives language, literature, and the reader. I hope to show what it means to focus on the dynamics of desire when analysing...

  12. Eugen Bleuler’s Dementia Praecox or the Group of Schizophrenias (1911)

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    Moskowitz, Andrew; Heim, Gerhard


    , than by Sigmund Freud. We conclude that Bleuler’s ideas on schizophrenia warrant reexamination in the light of current criticism of the emphasis on psychotic symptoms in the schizophrenia diagnosis and argue for the recognition of the dissociative roots of this most important psychiatric category....

  13. Kunstens Psykologi og Sansningens Primat

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    Levin, Kasper


    . Spørgsmålet er imidlertid om ikke kunstpsykologien udelukker sig selv fra væsentlige indsigter ved på denne måde at behandle kunstværker som traditionelt empiriske eller repræsentationelle genstande. Med udgangspunkt i en analyse af Sigmund Freuds tilgang til kunst vil jeg pege på filosoffen Gilles Deleuze...

  14. Family and the Bildungsroman Tradition in Maya Angelou's I Know ...

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    The paper examines family and the bildungsroman process in Maya Angelou's I know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. The study is carried out mainly through Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytical critical theory. The paper notes that the nuclear family's responsibility at grooming the ...


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    theabsence of organic injury. Some implications forpsychiatry, psychoanalysis, and the "hysterical"patient are observed. This article is the result ofthe research titled Epistemological Overview ofFreud's Theory of Hysteria in American Psychiatry.It belongs to the studies of the Master's Degree inPsychoanalytic Research at the University ofAntioquia (Medellín, Colombia.

  16. Cartório de Freud Freud's notary public's office

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    Oswaldo Dante Milton di Loreto


    Full Text Available O abandono do atendimento psicológico é uma constante, e este fato constitui uma das mais preocupantes incógnitas do profissional psi. É exatamente desta "estranheza clínica" que Di Loreto trata neste artigo. Com a experiência profissional de algumas décadas e a argúcia que lhe é peculiar, o autor revisita alguns dos inúmeros e complexos atendimentos que realizou na área da psicoterapia infantil. E neste percurso nos oferece instigantes avaliações. Mais que isso: traz uma alento ao jovem profissional que se culpabiliza pelas desistências de seus clientes. Parafraseando Francis Bacon (1561-1626, é possível afirmar que com estas reflexões Di Loreto "abrevia as dores do parto".The discontinuance of the psychological attendance is a constant, and this fact constitutes one of the most preoccupying unpredictabilities of the professional that works in the psychological field. It is exactly about this "clinical strangeness" that Di Loreto deals with in this article. With the professional experience of some decades and the subtleness that is peculiar to him, the author revisits some of the countless and complex attendance he accomplished in the area of child psychotherapy. And along this journey he offers us instigating evaluations. More than that: he brings encouragement to the young professional that blames himself for the desistance of his patients. Paraphrasing Francis Bacon (1561-1626, it is possible to affirm that with these reflections Di Loret "abbreviates the pain of childbirth".

  17. A psicanálise como formação do inconsciente: a dinâmica dos atos nas obras de Freud/The psychoanalysis as formation of the unconscious: the dynamics of the acts in the freud workmanship

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    Roberto de Oliveira Preu


    Full Text Available O presente artigo consiste em uma breve apreciação sobre o jogo entre intenção e realização na psicanálise. Busca assinalar como o sucesso de Freud no estabelecimento de uma verdade sobre o psiquismo se dá ao preço de uma subversão de seus projetos iniciais e de boa parte de suas concepções epistemológicas. Partindo da caracterização do ato intencional e de seu correlato psicanalítico, o ato falho, busca, por meio de exemplos ilustrativos dos impasses e desvios da obra freudiana, sustentar que seu legado é, em parte uma formação do inconsciente. Nesse sentido, procura caracterizar o criador da psicanálise como um herói que venceu por seus fracassos e pela travessia do trágico, bem ao estilo do que caracteriza, acima de tudo, o sujeito da psicanálise: o sujeito do inconsciente. This paper approaches the interaction between intention and realization in psychoanalysis. It intends to show how Freud’s successes in determine a truth about the psychic apparatus due to subversion on his initial project as well as on his epistemological conceptions. Beginning with the definition of intentional act and its psychoanalytical associate, the parapraxis, it intends, through illustrative examples of the impasses and detours on Freud’s work, to sustain that his legacy is, in part, an unconscious formation. In this sense, it tries to characterize Psychoanalysis´ initiator as a hero who won by its failures and working through tragedy, just like how it is defined, above all, the subject of Psychoanalysis: the subject of the unconscious.

  18. Freud, Politzer, Merleau-Ponty

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    Furlan Reinaldo


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é introduzir os primeiros contrapontos da filosofia de Merleau-Ponty com a psicanálise freudiana, ao lado da apresentação da "Crítica dos fundamentos da psicologia" (G. Politzer. Politzer critica o postulado freudiano da divisão psíquica e o postulado da semântica da linguagem convencional na determinação de todo sentido vivido. Merleau-Ponty faz uso dessas críticas para uma teoria da expressão e da existência humanas.

  19. Freud: the first evolutionary psychologist? (United States)

    LeCroy, D


    An evolutionary perspective on attachment theory and psychoanalytic theory brings these two fields together in interesting ways. Application of the evolutionary principle of parent-offspring conflict to attachment theory suggests that attachment styles represent context-sensitive, evolved (adaptive) behaviors. In addition, an emphasis on offspring counter-strategies to adult reproductive strategies leads to consideration of attachment styles as overt manifestations of psychodynamic mediating processes, including the defense mechanisms of repression and reaction formation.

  20. Investigación, psicoanálisis, educación Parte II: avance de investigación: Freud, la educación, el psicoanálisis

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    Full Text Available Momentos de Freud. 1913: la educación mejoraría si conociera el desarrollo infantil; dirigir las pulsiones hacia metas valiosas salvaguarda la creatividad y el disfrute. 1925: la educación tiene sus funciones, aunque no conduzca a la madurez; lo cual no puede subsanar el psicoanálisis, pues no es instalable la transferencia con niños. La provechosa instrucción psicoanalítica calaría hondo en pedagogos psicoanalizados. 1932: igual procedimiento pedagógico no beneficia homogéneamente; imposible hacer profilaxis psíquica. El niño, incapaz de alcanzar el dominio de las pulsiones, es psicoanalizable. Además de un educador con información y terapia psicoanalíticas, conviene tener padres que hayan experimentado un análisis.