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  • Psychoanalysis Is Scientific by Jeffrey Golland -

    This is a philosophy of science paper. I will summarize the emergence of psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis from the Western philosophical tradition, and use Bacon’s (1620/1993) definition of...

  • What do practitioners consider the most helpful personality taxa in understanding their patients? by Nancy McWilliams -

    Robert M. Gordon, Andrea Blake, Robert F. Bornstein, Francesco Gazzillo, Janet Etzi, Vittorio Lingiardi, Nancy McWilliams, Cheryll Rothery, and Anthony F. Tasso 1

    While the DSM and ICD basically classify...

  • Regarding Fundamentalism: Few Comments on the One and the Other by Paola Mieli -

    During an anti-US protest in Bangladesh in October 2001, the demonstrators carried large banners in support of Osama bin Laden. On some of these posters, Bert, one of the...

  • Sick Bodies, Hysterical Pregnancies, ISIS Wives by Jamieson Webster -

    I wonder if “conversion disorder” — a classical psychiatric term for the conversion of psyche into soma in the form of psychosomatic issues — could be one way of thinking about the...

  • The Activist Core of Psychoanalysis by Elizabeth Ann Danto -

    Is Psychoanalysis Revolutionary?

    As a feature of IPTAR’s year-long exploration of this question, the Institute held a colloquium on November 14, 2015 with a presentation by Dr. Elizabeth...

  • Freud, the Aim and the End by Sergio Benvenuto -

    The author comments on some of Freud’s essays – ‘The Theme of the Three Caskets’, ‘Transience’, ‘Thoughts for the Times on War and Death’ and part of ‘Beyond the Pleasure...

  • To Disembark by Tracy Morgan -

    *in reference to Gwendolyn Brooks’ book of poetry of the same name

    The denouement of a ten-year psychoanalytic treatment brings to mind the story of Jane Eyre.  I was...