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  1. May 2022
    1. Pero, además, es preciso recordar que una parte del con-tenido de este trabajo, a saber, su insistencia en la impor-tancia de la vida sexual para todas las actividades humanasy su intento de ampliar el concepto de sexualidad, consti-tuyó desde siempre el motivo más fuerte de resistencia aipsicoanálisi

      Freud considera que este ensayo busca mostrar la importancia de la vida sexual para toda actividad humana y su busqueda por ampliar el concepto de sexualidad. Esto fue motivación del autor y rechazo de sus detractores.

    2. Retirada la marea de la guerra, puede comprobarse consatisfacción que el interés por la investigación psicoanalí-tica ha permanecido incólume en el ancho mundo. Empero,no todas las partes de la doctrina tuvieron e! mismo destino.Las formulaciones y averiguaciones puramente psicológicasdel psicoanálisis acerca del inconciente, la represión, el con-flicto patógeno, la ganancia de la enfermedad, los meca-nismos de la formación de síntoma, etc., gozan de un reco-nocimiento creciente y son tomados en cuenta aun por quie-nes los cuestionan en principio. Pero la parte de la doctrinalindante con la biología, cuyas bases se ofrecen en este pe-queño escrito, sigue despertando un disenso que no ha ce-dido, y aun personas que durante un lapso se ocuparon in-tensamente del psicoanálisis se vieron movidas a abando-narlo para abrazar nuevas concepciones, destinadas a restrin-gir, de nuevo, el papel del factor sexual en la vida anímicanormal y patológica

      Post primera guerra, el psicoanálisis mantiene una salud en gradiente salvo los temas en donde lidia con la biología que aun produce tensión académica por el rechazo a la variable "factor sexual" como marcador de la vida normal y patológica.

  2. Jan 2022
    1. A short, interesting essay with some useful quotes. Sadly much of it is derivative of many other sources I've read and studied, so this is a rather unenlightening little work for me. This piece and the popularity of the book from which it derives may have helped to popularize some of the ideas of memory going into the late 80s and early 90s however.

      There are some interesting tidbits of the use of memory with respect to psychoanalysis into the 1900s with figures like Freud and Jung, but one would need to go deeper than the brief suggestions in the final paragraphs here.

  3. May 2021
  4. Feb 2021
    1. Freud is still "young", can stir self-discoveries when reading the comments on the memoirs of Daniel Paul Schreber Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiographical Account of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides)" (1911).

  5. May 2020
  6. Mar 2020
    1. FG is making the point that Psychoanalysis reduces a complex system of desire machines - an ecology of interacting and even competing desire machines - to a few Unconscious representations of Desire (superego, Ego Id) which are all fueled by Libido. Frued then forces other perceived sources of desire into the Oedipal complex and transforms them into libido?? Maybe??? haha lmao.

  7. Jun 2019
  8. Jun 2018
    1. nothingness haunts the text

      In Re-writing Freud by Simon Morris, words are randomly selected from Interpretation of Dreams, although "flashes of meaning persist, haunting the text."

  9. Jun 2016
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    1. I believe that the nineteenth century in Europe produced asingular type of author who should not be confused with 'great'literary authors, or the authors of canonical religious texts, andthe founders of sciences. Somewhat arbitrarily, we might call them'initiators of discursive practices'.

      Has another category: people like Marx and Freud (and I'd say Darwin) who constructed theories that are productive in other works as well. These are "initiators or discursive practices."

      This ties in well with Kuhn's paradigms.

  11. Jun 2015
    1. Forgetting is psychologically unhealthy: it leads to repression,

      This seems like kind of a big slippage (between forgetting & repression), imho.

  12. May 2015
  13. Oct 2013
    1. We are by nature most tenacious of what we have imbibed in our infant years

      Almost a Freudian idea. This is not at all correct, but still an interesting idea for the time.

  14. Sep 2013
    1. instinct of death


      conflicting instincts: (1) to preserve living substance (join into larger units) and (2) dissolve units into primaeval, inorganic state

      Eros: (from Wikipedia) <u>Sigmund Freud</u> In Freudian psychology, Eros is strictly the sexual component of our life, not to be confused with libido which Freud referred to as our life force, the will to live. It is the desire to create life and favors productivity and construction. In early psychoanalytic writings, instincts from the Eros were opposed by forces from the ego. But in later psychoanalytic theory, Eros is opposed by the destructive death instinct of Thanatos (death instinct or death drive). In his 1925 paper "The Resistances to Psycho-Analysis", Freud explains that the psychoanalytic concept of sexual energy is more in line with the Platonic view of Eros...than with the common use of the word "sex" as related primarily to genital activity. He also mentions the philosopher Schopenhauer as an influence. He then goes on to confront his adversaries for ignoring such great precursors and for tainting his whole theory of Eros with a pansexual tendency. He finally writes that his theory naturally explains this collective misunderstanding as a predictable resistance to the acknowledgement of sexual activity in childhood. However, F.M. Cornford finds the standpoints of Plato and of Freud to be "diametrically opposed" with regard to Eros. In Plato, Eros is a spiritual energy initially, which then "falls" downward; whereas in Freud Eros is a physical energy which is "sublimated" upward.

      Carl Jung In Carl Jung's analytical psychology, the counterpart to Eros is Logos, a Greek term for the principle of rationality. Jung considers Logos to be a masculine principle, while Eros is a feminine principle. According to Jung: "Woman’s psychology is founded on the principle of Eros, the great binder and loosener, whereas from ancient times the ruling principle ascribed to man is Logos. The concept of Eros could be expressed in modern terms as psychic relatedness, and that of Logos as objective interest." This gendering of Eros and Logos is a consequence of Jung's theory of the anima/animus syzygy of the human psyche. Syzygy refers to the split between male and female. According to Jung, this split is recapitulated in the unconscious mind by means of "contrasexual" (opposite-gendered) elements called the anima (in men) and the animus (in women). Thus men have an unconscious feminine principle, the "anima", which is characterized by feminine Eros. The work of individuation for men involves becoming conscious of the anima and learning to accept it as one's own, which entails accepting Eros. This is necessary in order to see beyond the projections that initially blind the conscious ego. "Taking back the projections" is a major task in the work of individuation, which involves owning and subjectivizing unconscious forces which are initially regarded as alien. In essence, Jung's concept of Eros is not dissimilar to the Platonic one. Eros is ultimately the desire for wholeness, and although it may initially take the form of passionate love, it is more truly a desire for "psychic relatedness", a desire for interconnection and interaction with other sentient beings. However, Jung was inconsistent, and he did sometimes use the word "Eros" as a shorthand to designate sexuality.