Articles

The Great Gatsby: A Freudian Analysis

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Freud considered psychoanalysis to be “first and foremost an art of interpreting” (Freud, 1961a, p. 12). In this paper, our aim is to apply...

How can a psychoanalytically oriented clinician transform society?

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These days, many people from all around the world are afraid of the current socio-political situation. Many educated people often express the wish to...

The Quality of Free Association as an Expression of a Relationship With a Psychoanalyst

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The concept of free association is based on one-person psychology – only the analysand’s conflicts and inner dynamic are usually considered when the content...

Adrienne Harris: It is unlikely that politics is absent from your clinical practice

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Adrienne Harris is one of the leading personalities of Relational psychoanalysis. Among other things, she is an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues journal and...

Rosine Perelberg: Murder of the dead father, history and psychoanalysis

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During the Otto Fenichel and His Legacy Conference in Prague in October 2017, we had a chance to meet some of the most prominent...

Underground psychoanalysis in Prague – part I.

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It is impossible to cover half a century of Prague underground psychoanalysis without mentioning several key moments in its development. We are a society...

David Bell: Psychoanalysts‘ Role Also is to Communicate Their Understanding to the Public

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David Bell is a Past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society and one of the leading experts on the relation between psychoanalysis and other disciplines:...

Rosine Perelberg: Après coup, crypt and the work of the negative

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During the Otto Fenichel and His Legacy Conference in Prague in October 2017, we had a chance to meet some of the most prominent...

Underground psychoanalysis in Prague – part II.

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This is a follow-up of the article Underground psychoanalysis in Prague – part I. Now, I would like to cover several themes which I consider to...

Death and Civilisation

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“Nature rises up against us, majestic, cruel and inexorable.” —Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion Freud’s The Future of an Illusion and Civilization and its...