Analysis is an impossible profession by Sigmund Freud

11/04/2019 / 0 comments

It almost looks as if analysis were the third of those “impossible” professions in which one can be sure beforehand of achieving unsatisfying results. The other two, which have been known much longer, are education and government. FREUD S., Analysis Terminable and Interminable,(1937) Il semble presque, cependant, qu’analyser soit le troisième de ces métiers «…

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Mental health is a part of public health by Sigmund Freud

11/12/2018 / 0 comments

[…] one day or another, the moral conscience of society will awaken and will remind all that the poor is just as entitled to the psychic care as he is to the one that we have today, the surgical care that saves life, and that neuroses are no less threatening people’s health than tuberculosis. […]…

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Politic and primitive thought by Raffaele Simone

13/12/2016 / 0 comments

A century ago, Freud reminded us how primitive thought survives in several dimensions of human behavior, including the “political” dimension (in the broad sense): “The destinies [of the primal horde] leted traces indestructible in the hereditary history of the genus “(Freud S., Totem and Tabou (1912-1913), 1988, Paris, PUF, p.188).   Il y a déjà…

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The other in the soul’s life by Sigmund Freud

01/07/2016 / 0 comments

In the individual’s soul’s life, the Other is invariably involved, as a model, as an object, as a helper and as an oppponent. My own translation, wich is already a lacanian interpretation. In the individual’s mental life someone else is invariably involved, as a model, as an object, as a helper, as an opponent. Translated…

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From father to the group by Sigmund Freud

04/05/2016 / 0 comments

What was started with the father takes end with the group. Ce qui fut commencé avec le père s’achève avec la masse. FREUD S., Malaise dans la culture (1929), Points Essais, Paris, 2010, p. 76

Foundation of the oscillations of mood is unknown by Sigmund Freud

16/03/2016 / 0 comments

Thus the foundation of these spontaneous oscillations of mood is unknown; we are without insight into the mechanism of the displacement of a melancholia by a mania. La pénétration dans le mécanisme du relais d’une mélancolie par une manie nous fait défaut. English : FREUD S., Group Psychology and the Analysis of Ego (1921), Trad….

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Drugs action in the fight for happiness by Sigmund Freud

16/12/2015 / 0 comments

The drug’s action in the fight for happiness and to keep the distance away from misery is a so popular benefit that individuals, and peoples, have given them a strong position in their libidinal economy. We are grateful to them not only for the immediate pleasure’s gain, but also for giving us an element of…

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The unconscious judges the melancholic subject guilty by Sigmund Freud

16/10/2015 / 0 comments

No matter the “innocence” of his actions in the loss of the object, the court of the unconscious always judges the melancholic subject guilty. Quoi qu’il en soit en effet de « l’innocence » de ses actes au regard de la perte de l’objet, le tribunal de l’inconscient juge toujours le sujet mélancolique coupable. FREUD…

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Trends of sadism and hate in melancholia by Sigmund Freud

28/09/2015 / 0 comments

The self-tormenting in melancholia, which is without doubt enjoyable, signifies, just like the corresponding phenomenon in obsessional neurosis, a satisfaction of trends of sadism and hate which relate to an object, and which have been turned round upon the subject’s own self in the ways we have been discussing L’auto-martyrisation, sans aucun doute exquise, de…

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Shadow of the object fell upon the ego by Sigmund Freud

24/09/2015 / 0 comments

L’ombre de l’objet est ainsi tombée sur le moi. Thus the shadow of the object fell upon the ego FREUD S., Deuil et mélancolie (1917), PBP, Paris, 2011, p. 56

Identification to the lost object by Sigmund Freud

09/09/2015 / 0 comments

Then, it [libido] wasn’t used to anything but to create an ego’s identification to the lost object. Là, elle [la libido] n’a pas trouvé n’importe quel emploi, mais a servi à créer une identification du moi avec l’objet perdu. FREUD S., Deuil et mélancolie (1917), PBP, Paris, 2011, p. 56

The object’s investment withdew in the ego by Sigmund Freud

04/09/2015 / 0 comments

The object’s investment, which reveals being resistanceless, has been removed, and the liberated libido has not been transferred on another object, but it withdrew in the ego. L’investissement d’objet, se révélant peu résistant, a été supprimé, et pourtant la libido libérée n’a pas été reportée sur un autre objet, mais elle s’est retirée dans le…

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An object’s loss hidden to consciousness by Sigmund Freud

03/09/2015 / 0 comments

Melancholy focuses, in a way, on an object’s loss hidden to consciousness, unlike the mourning, in which the loss is clearly not unconscious. La mélancolie porte, en quelque sorte, sur une perte d’objet dérobée à la conscience, à la différence du deuil, dans lequel la perte n’a rien d’inconscient. FREUD S., Deuil et mélancolie (1917),…

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Self-reproaches blame the beloved object by Sigmund Freud

02/09/2015 / 0 comments

We may get the key of the clinical picture by perceiving that reproaches which patient is addressed are actually blaming a beloved object, that he has turned against his ego. On obtient ainsi la clef du tableau clinique en percevant que les reproches que s’adresse le malade sont en fait des reproches à un objet…

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The Equivocal of Solution in Freud’s Dream by Jacques Lacan

31/08/2015 / 0 comments

Freud is actually convinced to have proposed the right solution to Irma – Lösung. This word has the same ambiguity in German and French – and means a solution which is injected as well as a problem’s solution. Freud a, en effet, le sentiment d’avoir bien proposé à Irma la bonne solution – Lösung. Ce…

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The Superego opposed the Ego by Sigmund Freud

25/08/2015 / 0 comments

We can admit as a common result of the sexual phase – dominated by the Oedipus complex – a sedimentation in the Ego which consists in the production of these two identifications linked in some ways to each other. This modification of the Ego retains its determined position, and opposed the rest of the Ego’s…

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The bereaved desired the loss of the love object by Sigmund Freud

24/08/2015 / 0 comments

The bereaved blames himself for the loss of love object, which means, to have desired this loss. L’endeuillé s’en veut de la perte d’objet d’amour, c’est-à-dire de l’avoir désirée. FREUD S., Deuil et mélancolie (1917), PBP, Paris, 2011, p. 60

The Work Of Mourning By Sigmund Freud

21/08/2015 / 0 comments

What is the substance of the work that mourning accomplishes ? I think it may be describe without any exaggeration as follows: the reality’s trial has shown that the loved object no longer exists, and requires the bereaved to withdraw all his libido’s attachements to this object. En quoi consiste donc le travail que le…

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Dream is the fulfilment of a wish by Sigmund Freud

20/08/2015 / 0 comments

When the work of interpretation has been completed, we perceive that a dream is the fulfilment of a wish. FREUD S., The Interpretation Of Dreams (1900), Trad. STRACHEY J. (1955), Basic Books, New York, 2010, p. 145 Une fois achevé le travail d’interprétation, le rêve s’avère être un accomplissement de souhait. FREUD S., L’interprétation du…

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“To dream” takes the place of the “to act” by Sigmund Freud

17/08/2015 / 0 comments

The “to dream” puts itself in the place of the “to act”, as indeed also in life. Le rêver se met à la place de l’agir, comme d’ailleurs aussi dans la vie. FREUD S., L’interprétation du rêve (1900), Trad. Coll., PUF, Paris, 2010, p. 158

Enduring life needs sedative remedies by Sigmund Freud

14/08/2015 / 0 comments

Life, as it is imposed to us, is too hard for us, and brings us too many pains, disappointments, insoluble tasks. To endure life, we can not do without sedative remedies. […] These remedies may be of three kinds: powerful diversions that allow us to make our misery lighter, substitutive satisfactions that decrease this misery,…

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The So Little Echo of The Interpretation Of Dreams By Marcel Scheidhauer

13/08/2015 / 0 comments

Eighteen months after the publication of the book, Freud complained that no scientific journal and only a few other newspapers had talked about it: “The Science Of Dreams [The Interpretation Of Dreams] was hardly mentioned in psychiatric journals. “Jones noted for his part:”A such important book has rarely generated so little echo. “ Dix-huit mois…

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Cultural development against self-annihilation by Sigmund Freud

12/08/2015 / 0 comments

The decisive question for the fate of the human specie seems to me to be whether and to what extent her cultural development will succeed in making itself master of the disruption brought to common life by the human drive of aggression and self-annihilation. La question décisive pour le destin de l’espèce humaine me semble…

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Worries Breaker and Refuge from Reality by Sigmund Freud

11/08/2015 / 0 comments

Don’t we know that with the help of the “worries breaker” we can withdraw ourselves from the reality’s pressure at any time, and find refuge in each one’s world offering better sensation’s conditions ? Ne sait-on pas qu’avec l’aide du « briseur de soucis » on peut se soustraire à chaque instant à la pression…

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Symptomatic acts born from repressed desires by Sigmund Freud

23/03/2015 / 0 comments

Patients’s associations, daily living’s symptomatic acts, dreams and symptoms-substitutes are expressing unconscious drives and intentions; they are born from repressed desires and complexes. Les associations des patients, les actes symptomatiques de la vie quotidienne, les rêves et les symptômes-substituts expriment des pulsions et des intentions inconscientes ; ils naissent de désirs et de complexes refoulés….

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Loosing valuable things as a sacrifice by Sigmund Freud

08/12/2014 / 0 comments

The act of loosing valuable things is used as an expression (…) to make sacrifice (an offering) to dark powers of fate, whose worship, even among us, is not yet extinguished.   L’acte de perdre des choses de valeur sert d’expression (…) à faire un sacrifice (une offrande) aux obscures puissances du destin, dont le…

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Thought may replace action by Sigmund Freud

03/12/2014 / 0 comments

Thought may replace the action through a kind of regression; eg : in the obsessive compulsion.   La pensée par une sorte de régression peut remplacer l’action ; exemple : dans la compulsion obsessionnelle.   FREUD S., Remarques sur un cas de névrose de contrainte – L’homme aux rats (1909), trad. P. Cotet et Fr….

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The act is preferable inside the transfer by Sigmund Freud

02/12/2014 / 0 comments

  Patient’s act instead of his remembering, outside the transfer, is undesirable. In our view, the ideal is he shows abnormal reactions only inside the transfer.   Il n’est nullement souhaitable que le patient, en dehors du transfert, agisse au lieu de se souvenir. L’idéal, à notre point de vue, est qu’il ne manifeste de…

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Doubt over dream’s power by Sigmund Freud

11/09/2014 / 0 comments

We are thus left in doubt as to the source which has been drawn upon by the dream and are tempted to believe that dreams have a power of independent production. FREUD S, The Interpretation of Dreams (1899), trans. STRACHEY J. (London, 1953), New York, Basic Books, 2010, p. 45 On reste alors dans le…

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The melancholy incorporates the object by Sigmund Freud

24/05/2014 / 0 comments

The ego wants to incorporate this object into itself, and, in accordance with the oral or cannibalistic phase of libidinal development in which it is, it wants to do so by devouring it.   Le moi voudrait s’incorporer cet objet en le dévorant, conformément à la phase orale ou cannibalistique du développement libidinal.   FREUD…

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Dream full of meanings and signifiances by Sigmund Freud

19/05/2014 / 0 comments

[…] every dream will reveal itself as a psychological structure, full of significance, and one which may be assigned to a specific place in the psychic activities of the waking state.   […] chaque rêve se revèle être une formation psychique pleine de sens, qui doit être insérée à une place assignable dans le mouvement…

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Difference Neurosis Psychosis by Sigmund Freud

08/05/2014 / 0 comments

In connection with a train of thought raised in other quarters, which was concerned with the origin and prevention of the psychoses, a simple formula has now occurred to me which deals with what is perhaps the most important genetic difference between a neurosis and a psychosis: neurosis is the result of a conflict between…

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Libido definition by Sigmund Freud

02/05/2014 / 0 comments

We defined libido as a quantitatively variable force able to measure processes and transpositions in the field of sexual excitement. Nous avons défini la libido comme une force quantitativement variable permettant de mesurer les processus et les transpositions dans le domaine de l’excitation sexuelle. FREUD S., « Les aberrations sexuelles » in Trois essais sur…

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Sight of Medusas and erection by Sigmund Freud

30/04/2014 / 0 comments

The sight of Medusa’s head makes rigid with fright, change the viewer to stone. Same origin derived from the castration complex and even change affect. Cause become rigid means erection, therefore, in the original situation, consolation brougth to the viewer. He still has a penis, he assures of it by becoming himself rigid. La vue…

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Analysis as a weapon to decide by Sigmund Freud

28/04/2014 / 0 comments

Using the analysis as a weapon of controversy can not clearly lead to a decision. L’utilisation de l’analyse comme arme de controverse ne peut mener clairement à une décision. FREUD S., Sur la sexualité féminine (1931) in La vie sexuelle, Paris, PUF,1969, p.143

One organ for two drives by Sigmund Freud

23/04/2014 / 0 comments

Sexual pleasure is not just attached to the function of the genitals; the mouth is the kiss as well as food and communicate through word, eyes not only see the outside world changes important for the preservation of life, but also the properties of objects in which they are raised rank as objects of choice…

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Write the clinic by Sigmund Freud

07/04/2014 / 0 comments

I consider abuse distort the features of a patient’s history, when communicating, for any reason whatsoever, be it the best, because it is impossible to know what aspect of the case will retain a reader, who’s judging by itself, and which thus runs him the risk of causing error. Je considère comme un abus de…

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Melancholy and Truth for Freud by Laurie Laufer

05/04/2014 / 0 comments

For Freud, melancholy is an access path to the truth. Pour Freud, la mélancolie est une voie d’accès à la vérité. Laufer L., préface in Freud S., Deuil et mélancolie,  PBP, Paris, 2011, p.39

Look as an erotic activity by Sigmund Freud

04/04/2014 / 0 comments

Before the child fell under the domination of the castration complex, the time when the woman had to have its full value, began to manifest in him an intense pleasure/desire to look, as an erotic “driven” [Freud meant produced by his drives] activity. Avant que l’enfant ne soit tombé sous la domination du complexe de…

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What does the woman want ? by Sigmund Freud

03/04/2014 / 0 comments

The big question remained unanswered and which myself have never been able to answer despite my thirty years of study of the feminine soul is: “What does the woman want? ” La grande question restée sans réponse et à laquelle moi-même n’ai jamais pu répondre malgré mes trente années d’étude de l’âme féminine est la…

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