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The case against neuropsychoanalysis: On fallacies underlying psychoanalysis' latest scientific trend and its negative impact on psychoanalytic discourse
TLDR
It is argued that it is crucial at this time to articulate the case against the neuropsychoanalytic trend because, underlying the debate over the relevance of neuroscience to psychoanalysis, there lies a struggle over the essential nature of psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Attachment and separateness. A dialectic model of the products and processes of development throughout the life cycle.
TLDR
Discussion of a revised model of Erikson's eight stages of psychosocial development illustrates the importance of formulating a dialectical developmental model that describes the interaction between attachment and separation and between product and process.
Beyond illusion: Psychoanalysis and the question of religious truth1
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 June 2004
TLDR
The author demonstrates how the concern with truth, and specifically with the truth of religious claims, lies at the basis of the opposition between psychoanalysis and religion but, paradoxically, also provides the common ground for dialogue between the two.
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
  • Psychology
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 February 2010
TLDR
The author argues that clarifying the pros and cons of such acts of definition contributes to the understanding of the nature of psychoanalysis and the possibility of dialogue between opposing understandings of it.
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
TLDR
It is argued that the debate over neuropsychoanalysis should be of interest to all psychoanalysts, not only those concerned with biology or interdisciplinary dialogue, because this trend perverts the essential nature of psychoanalysis and of how it is practiced.
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
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 October 2011
TLDR
The author shows how Betty Joseph’s notion of ‘here and now’ continues a legacy beginning in Freud and taken up by Klein regarding the immediacy of unconscious truth that differs from other available analytic formulations of the term.
On ethical issues at the foundation of the debate over the goals of psychoanalysis
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 August 2003
TLDR
The author discusses two ethical issues: the complex nature of the ethical value of self‐determination in psychoanalysis, and the ethical status of analytic change, which contribute to an understanding both of the inherently controversialnature of the debate over analytic goals, and of the place of ethical considerations in psychoanalytic theory and practice.
A psychoanalytic understanding of the desire for knowledge as reflected in Freud's Leonardo da Vinci and a memory of his childhood
  • R. Blass
  • Psychology, Art
    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 of
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