The Freudian Dictionary provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to essential Freudian terms and concepts. Organized conceptually, the book is grounded in detailed and meticulous readings, and covers the full range of Freud's writings and subjects. It also provides an overview of the development, vicissitudes, and syntheses of Freud's unique lines of thought.
Contemporary developments in psychoanalytic thought have aspired to surpass their Freudian origins. But this comprehensive guide to Freud's work provides a touchstone for those wishing to clarify these roots, and the foundations of the discipline itself. It will be a valuable companion to psychoanalysts in practice and training across a range of schools, as well as a reference work for sociologists, artists, philosophers, historians and other scholars.
José Luis Valls is a Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and a Member of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association (APA) with Training Function. He has served as Director of the APA's journal Revista de Psicoanálisis, Coordinator of the APA Committee on Ethics, and Director of the APA History Department for two administrations. He has lectured and taught internationally and has published numerous articles on Freudian metapsychology and clinical cases. The first edition of the Diccionario Freudiano [Freudian Dictionary] (2005) was published by Editorial J. Yébenes. His book, Metapsicología y Modernidad, el Proyecto Freudiano [Metapsychology and Modernity, the Freudian Project] (2004), was published by Editorial Lugar.
Foreword to the first edition
Preface to the English edition
Preface to the first edition