Sex and Sexuality: An Evolutionary View

@article{Launer2014SexAS,
  title={Sex and Sexuality: An Evolutionary View},
  author={J. Launer},
  journal={Psychoanalytic Inquiry},
  year={2014},
  volume={34},
  pages={831 - 846}
}
  • J. Launer
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic Inquiry
  • In this article, I first offer a summary of Darwin’s main ideas, especially relating to sex, and explain how these have been elaborated by more recent evolutionary scholars. I then give an account of the historical divergence between psychoanalysis and classical Darwinian thought, and describe how the early psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein tried to counter this by addressing some biological themes in her work. Following a review of some contemporary attempts to bring psychoanalysis and… CONTINUE READING
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