Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

Nieświadoma fantazja jako przedmiot naukowej dyskusji w Brytyjskim Towarzystwie Psychoanalitycznym w latach 1943—1944 [Unconscious phantasy as a subject of scientific discussion in the British Psychoanalytic Society in the years 1943-1944]

Author(s): Szpak, Marta

Journal: Psychoterapia
ISSN 0239-4170

Volume: 166;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 47;
Date: 2013;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: unconscious phantasy | psychoanalysis | psychoanalytic therapy

The concept of unconscious phantasy is one of the most important in psychoanalytic theory. Not surprisingly then, it was an important subject of debate during the Scientific Discussion (1943–1944) during the conflict in the British Psychoanalytic Society (1941–45). The aim of this article is to present two areas of the scientific discussion. First, the differences in Freud’s and Klein’s definitions of unconscious phantasy. Second, the differences in views about early development that underlie differences in definitions of unconscious phantasy. It will be argued that the latter problem was the actual subject of scientific debate.

Tango Rapperswil
Tango Rapperswil

RPA Switzerland

Robotic Process Automation Switzerland