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Sound Theories and Theory Soundings

  • Mark F. Ettin

Abstract

Psychoanalysis has been variously referred to as a metapsychology, an ism, an art, an esoteric cult, a doctrine, a theology, a demonology, and a therapeutic technique. It has been characterized as un-, pre-, proto-, pseudo-, anti-, and genuinely scientific, and its precepts have been given the status of laws, constructs, paradigms, beliefs, canons, hypotheses, or convenient fictions. Books, conferences, and even careers have been devoted to the study of the scientific merit and heuristic explanatory power of psychoanalysis.

Keywords

Descriptive Theory Semantic Linkage Correspondence Rule Sound Theory Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark F. Ettin
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUMDNJ-Rutgers Medical SchoolPiscatawayUSA

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