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Looking for Ground by Peter M. Carnochan

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CHAPTER TWO

FREUD AND THE ADVENT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

In a field so inherently disturbing and uncertain as psychoanalysis, the desire for authority is significant. Freud’s writing has filled that role. He mapped the territory of analytic therapy, establishing critical questions and themes. Those who have followed Freud in trying to understand human functioning and the process of change have been both inspired and constrained by his insights. The scope of Freud’s genius has kept the field from making changes capriciously. This intellectual tradition is part of what gives psychoanalysis its substance and rigor, and it speaks to the advantage of having a seminal figure like Freud. But Freud’s role as an authority has also served to limit vision in ...

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