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Freud Memorial Lecture 2019 - Has Freud been falsely scientised?

It is widely claimed that the authorised translation of Freud – the Standard Edition of his complete works – tendentiously distorted his writing to make it sound more scientific. For example, the ordinary German word for ‘I’ becomes ‘ego’ in the official translation, ‘occupation’ becomes ‘cathexis and ‘attachment’ becomes ‘anaclisis’. When the editor of the Revised Standard Edition – which appears this year – confronted this question, he was led to surprising conclusions, which he will report in this lecture.”

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