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The case against neuropsychoanalysis: On fallacies underlying psychoanalysis' latest scientific trend and its negative impact on psychoanalytic discourse
  • R. Blass, Zvi Carmeli
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 February 2007
The authors offer a critical examination of the claims of the proponents of the growing neuropsychoanalytic trend, that neuroscientifi c fi ndings are relevant and important for the development andExpand
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Beyond illusion: Psychoanalysis and the question of religious truth1
  • R. Blass
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 June 2004
In this paper the author critically examines the nature of the positive, reconciliatory attitude towards religion that has become increasingly prevalent within psychoanalytic thinking and writingExpand
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On ethical issues at the foundation of the debate over the goals of psychoanalysis
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 August 2003
In this paper the author points to ethical issues that underlie the debate over the nature of the goals of psychoanalysis. While it has been suggested that the lack of consensus and clarity in thisExpand
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Affirming ‘That’s not psycho‐analysis!’ On the value of the politically incorrect act of attempting to define the limits of our field
  • R. Blass
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 February 2010
This paper is concerned with the value of the act of defining the field of psychoanalysis. It examines the reasons why adopting and especially giving voice to a definition that excludes approachesExpand
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On the immediacy of unconscious truth: Understanding Betty Joseph’s ‘here and now’ through comparison with alternative views of it outside of and within Kleinian thinking
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 October 2011
Psychoanalysis emphasizes that in discovering psychic truth what is needed is not abstract or distant knowledge of this truth but rather an immediate encounter with it. In this paper the authorExpand
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A psychoanalytic understanding of the desire for knowledge as reflected in Freud's Leonardo da Vinci and a memory of his childhood
  • R. Blass
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 October 2006
The author offers an understanding of the psychoanalytic notion of the desire for knowledge and the possibility of attaining it as it fi nds expression in Freud's Leonardo da Vinci and a memory ofExpand
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On the Ethical and Evaluative Nature of Developmental Models in Psychoanalysis
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Psychoanalytic study of the child
  • 1 January 2001
This paper points to the ethical/evaluative positions that underlie two psychoanalytic models of development and their ideals of maturity, Freud's concept of genital maturity and Winnicott's conceptExpand
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On the Question of the Patient's rIght To Tell and the Ethical Reality of Psychoanalysis
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1 December 2003
This paper calls into question the view that it is ethically legitimate for the patient to say whatever comes to his or her mind: that is, to adhere to the fundamental rule. While there have beenExpand
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Further evidence for the case against neuropsychoanalysis: How Yovell, Solms, and Fotopoulou's response to our critique confirms the irrelevance and harmfulness to psychoanalysis of the contemporary
  • R. Blass, Zvi Carmeli
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 December 2015
Translations of summary In their paper “The case for neuropsychoanalysis” Yovell, Solms, and Fotopoulou (2015) respond to our critique of neuropsychoanalysis (Blass & Carmeli, 2007), setting forthExpand
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Did Dora have an oedipus complex? A reexamination of the theoretical context of Freud's "fragment of an analysis".
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Psychoanalytic study of the child
  • 1992
A careful review of the Dora case refutes the commonly held view that it reflects Freud's adoption of his classical oedipal model. Through Dora, Freud examined some of the theoretical and emotionalExpand
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