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Psychoanalytic Conceptions of the Self

  • Morris N. Eagle

Abstract

The topic of my Chapter may seem old because the concept of self is hardly mentioned in Freudian theory. And yet, I want to argue that a concept of self is central to a psychoanalytic theory of psychopathology and of mental functioning. Indeed, one good vantage point from which to understand different theoretical developments in psychoanalysis is in terms of different conceptions of the self—or, to put it more accurately, different conceptions of the relationship between mental representations of experiences and self-organization.

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Mental Content Psychoanalytic Theory Standard Edition Obsessive Thought Korsakoff Patient 
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