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To prove that this explanation is not bound to a passing phase of Freud’s theory, we might invoke a whole series of passages deatu even the entirety of the texts dating from that period. I like your treatment of “terminological” but I wonder why you don’t connect it to methodological since the latter comes up at the end of your post.

The solution is indicated on several occasions, in passages corresponding to moments of particular lucidity in Freud’s thought.

And yet our caution against a vulgarized concept of the love object “You treat me like an object,” as the phrase goes should not be taken as absolute. And in the Project for a Scientific Psychology, which undertakes to construct a psychology, the problem is posed in the more general framework of a psychology of defense.

It is also easy to guess the occasions on which the child had his first experiences of the pleasure which he is now striving to renew.

We are thus warned to loosen the bond that exists in our thoughts between drive and object. The exploration of fantasy has proved, in fact, a remarkably fruitful path for us, but a remarkably painful one for Freud to the extent that, despite the introduction of the category of “psychical reality,” on which he will insist increasingly, he found himself caught in an alternative which, in recent years, we have attempted to go beyond: Every new perception which irritates the unconscious me- mory of the traumatizing event, and every new trauma which may echo it, results in the emergence into consciousness not of the scene itself but of the symbol of the scene, and of the symbol alone.


But, in addition, their energy can be mobilized only if the problems or concepts concerning which they emerge are related both to the structural equilibrium in which those concepts find their point of insertion and to the propositions and the systems of oppositions in which they are engaged. To cite but a single ex- ample, which we will have the opportunity to elaborate, it is impossible to discover, through Freud’s occasionally awkward formulations, the meaning of the “pleasure principle,” without taking into account the structural upheavals in which they find their place.

To speak of a visual incorporation may allow for the interpretation of certain symptoms. And, on the other hand, sexuality—the term still taken in its “generalized” sense—appears as implanted in the child from the parental universe: I think the question of propping, in this passage, is an interesting one.

Of his work on Freud’s seduction theoryhe said. For, as we know from The Interpretation of Dreams, an absurdity in the manifest content or the secondary elaboration may be the index of a criticism or a difficulty at a deeper level. Sexuality and the Vital Order in Psychical Conflict 25 3.

Life and Death in Psychoanalysis by Jean Laplanche

We are thus able to focus on one of those moments in which economic concepts emerge directly from clinical practice; those concepts are but the immediate transcription for Freud of what he observes of the play between affect and ideational representative.

This zone of exchange is also a zone for care, namely the particular and attentive laplandhe provided by the mother. If, concerning the discovery of psychoanalysis, I invoke the necessity of a certain daeth approach, it is not in order to set out in pursuit of sources or influences, which may indeed account psychoanslysis part for a body of thought, nor to accord to chronology any other value than that of a convenient system of reference.


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Jean Laplanche

Laplanche was president of the Association Psychoanalytique de France from tobeing ,ife by Pontalis. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Life and death in psychoanalysis. So that, more modestly perhaps in relation to the temptations of the heroic formulation, “If you want life, prepare jran death” might be translated as “If you want life, prepare for the death of the other. But at this point, Freud goes further and poses psychoaalysis problem again in relation to normal functioning: It remains a vital reference work for anyone interested in studying psychoanalysis.

Instinkt, in Freud’s language, is a preformed behavioral pattern, whose arrangement is determined hereditarily and which is repeated according to modalities relatively adapted to lice certain type of object.

Inthe couple sold the estate to new owners. Art Savostianov rated it liked it Jul 17, To what might such processes or fantasies—which very little in direct observation of the child corroborates—correspond?

Jean Laplanche, Psychoanalyst, 1924-2012

Now the crucial point is that simultaneous with the feeding function’s achievement llfe satisfaction in nourishment, a sexual process begins to appear. But in our example the remarkable thing is that what entered consciousness was not the element that aroused interest the assault but another which symbolized it the clothes.

The fact of the existence of sexual needs in human beings and animals is expressed in biology by the assumption of a “sexual drive,” on the analogy of the instinct of nutrition, that is, of hunger. Something has been added to A that has been subtracted from B [B has been entirely emptied psyhcoanalysis all psychical energy, or in more technical terms, it has been decathected.

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