“I no Longer Believe”: Did Freud Abandon the Seduction Theory?

@article{AhbelRappe2006INL,
  title={“I no Longer Believe”: Did Freud Abandon the Seduction Theory?},
  author={Karin Ahbel-Rappe},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={54},
  pages={171 - 199}
}
  • Karin Ahbel-Rappe
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Recent accounts of the seduction theory and the question of its abandonment have emphasized the continuity of Freud's work before and after the seduction theory, claiming that Freud did not abandon his concern with the event of seduction but rather came to appreciate that an understanding of fantasy was also essential. This claim is challenged. It is shown that Freud did abandon the passionate concerns of his seduction theory for the most part; that he left behind his early interest in… 
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