On Freud's "Negation"

Editor : Mary Kay O'Neil, Editor : Salman Akhtar

On Freud's

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 304
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 32004
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780490250
  • ISBN 10 : 1780490259

Reviews and Endorsements

Contributors: Salman Akhtar, César Botella, Sára Botella, Jorge Canestri, Joachim F. Danckwardt, Antonino Ferro, André Green, Ilany Kogan, Bonnie E. Litowitz, Jorge Luis Maldonado, Mary Kay O'Neil, Brian M. Robertson

'This unique collection presents us with a variety of theoretical and clinical perspectives regarding Freud's 1925 paper on negation, articulated by well-known internationally based authors. Is negation just repression that didn't quite make it? How does negative therapeutic reaction relate to negation? What about negation and creativity? The writing - including that by the editors - affirms, and then builds on, Freud's original thinking, thereby providing for the reader a clear intellectual grasp of the concept, as well as lowering the countertransferential hurdles we often encounter with analysands who seem to persist in saying "No".'
- Sarah Usher, PhD, past President, Toronto Psychoanalytic Society

'Freud's paper "Negation" was published in 1925 amid the creative ferment produced by his introduction of a new paradigm for psychoanalysis, but because of its brevity and position among Freud's major writings, it has often been overlooked or underappreciated. Now, however, thanks to this volume of essays by a distinguished international group of leading contemporary psychoanalytic scholars, it should assume its rightful place, not only as a contribution to analytic technique, but as an important preliminary step in Freud's conceptualization of the creation and maintenance of reality sense and a foundational essay in the development of his theory of thinking.'
- Howard Levine, MD, training and supervising analyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England-East

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