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Freud and the Dora Case: A Promise Betrayed


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The author re-examines Dora's case bringing to light the fundamental contradiction between Freud's initial declaration that he will, with this case, confirm his theories from 1895 and 1896 - namely, the theory of infantile sexual trauma (or seduction theory) - and the conclusions which he really achieves in his analysis. Although Freud had already abandoned the seduction theory with a view of adopting the paradigm of the sexual drive, the author demonstrates, through a detailed reassessing of the works from the years 1895 ...

Freud and the Dora Case: A Promise Betrayed 2015, Karnac Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781782200963

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