S. Freud's scientific contributions


... A mechanism, which he characterised in his "Metapsychological Supplement to the Theory of Dreams" (Freud 1916-17b), as a "breach between the ego and one of its organs" (233). Splitting processes were examined later on in more detail in his paper on "Fetishism" (Freud 1927), as well as in his late contribution on the "Splitting of the Ego in the Process of Defence" (Freud 1940b). Freud returns to the theme in "Outline of Psychoanalysis" (Freud 1940a), where he states that the detachment of the ego from reality is never complete: ...
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