Reconciliation with Nature? The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and Melanie Klein

  title={Reconciliation with Nature? The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and Melanie Klein},
  author={C. Fred Alford},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={207 - 227}
  • C. Alford
  • Published 1 May 1993
  • Art
  • Theory, Culture & Society
3 Citations
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The Kleinian expansion of Freud's metapsychology.
  • D. Meltzer
  • Psychology
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1981
This lecture, delivered extemporaneously, recorded and edited, is a précis of the book, The Kleinian Development which consists of three sets of lectures, delivered over a period of years at the Tavistock Clinic, which concludes that the three models of the mind, the neurophysiological one of Freud, the quasi-theological one of Melanie Klein and the epistemological one, can be superimposed upon one another to form a continuous line of development.