A post-Kleinian Approach to the Ego

Journal title PSICOANALISI
Author/s Ronald Britton
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2017/2 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 5-18 File size 179 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSI2017-002001
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This is a post-Kleinian view of the concept of the ego. It emphasis that Freud’s later concept of the unconscious ego is central to understanding psychic reality and the status of belief being conferred to some unconscious phantasies. It also describes the part played by projective and introjected identification play in the sense of self.

Keywords: Unconscious ego, psychic reality, container-contained, projective identification, realty and unreality

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Ronald Britton, Un approccio post-kleiniano all’Io in "PSICOANALISI" 2/2017, pp 5-18, DOI: 10.3280/PSI2017-002001