Pain & Passion pp 287-294 | Cite as

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  • Robert J. Stoller

Abstract

You can see that the study of consensual S & M does not reveal the nature of sadomasochism. Freud saw the need to take on that ancient challenge, but it broke him,* as it has philosophers and theologians. His great advance was to try to introduce scientific method—controlled observation—as a test of introspection, a development that transformed the philosophy and theology of the nonliving physical world, of plants, and of animals into science.

Keywords

Depression Smoke Dermatitis Appendicitis Defend 

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Notes

  1. 1.
    Freud, S. (1937) “Analysis Terminable and Interminable.” Standard Edition, Vol. 23, 216–253, 1964.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Reik, T. Masochism in Modern Man, translated by M. H. Beigel and G. M. Kurth. New York: Farrar, Straus & Reinhart, 1949.Google Scholar
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    de M’Uzan, M. “A Case of Masochistic Perversion and an Outline of a Theory.” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 5:455–467, 1973, p. 460.Google Scholar

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