Reflection in psychoanalysis: On symbols and metaphors

@article{Enckell2010ReflectionIP,
  title={Reflection in psychoanalysis: On symbols and metaphors},
  author={H. Enckell},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  year={2010},
  volume={91},
  pages={1093 - 1114}
}
  • H. Enckell
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis is an art of reflection, i.e. it tries to facilitate the subject’s retrieval of his own self. The ‘material’ to be reflected upon consists of the products of human symbolization. But there are two views of reflection. In one, the self is searched in a temporal, structural and procedural ‘anterior’ (the model of archaeology). In the other the self is to be found in a still evolving meaning process, i.e. it resides in a ‘future’ (the model of teleology). Both these pictures are… CONTINUE READING
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