Thinking in the Space between Winnicott and Lacan
Luepnitz, Deborah Anna, International Journal of Psychoanalysis
The author, following André Green, maintains that the two most original psychoanalytic thinkers since Freud were Donald Winnicott and Jacques Lacan. Winnicott, it has been said, introduced the comic tradition into psychoanalysis, while Lacan sustained Freud's tragic/ironic vision. Years of mutual avoidance by their followers (especially of Lacan by Anglophone clinicians) has arguably diminished understanding of the full spectrum of psychoanalytic thought. The author outlines some basic constructs of Winnicott and of Lacan, including: their organizing tropes of selfhood versus subjectivity, their views of the "mirror stage", and their definitions of the aims of treatment. While the ideas …
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Publication information: Article title: Thinking in the Space between Winnicott and Lacan. Contributors: Luepnitz, Deborah Anna - Author. Journal title: International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Volume: 90. Issue: 5 Publication date: October 2009. Page number: 957+. © International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP) Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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