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The interplay of deductive and inductive reasoning in psychoanalytic theorizing.
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PMID:  25346082     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Deductive and inductive reasoning both played an essential part in Freud's construction of psychoanalysis. In this paper, the author explores the happy marriage of empiricism and rationalism in Freud's use of deductive reasoning in the construction of psychoanalytic theory. To do this, the author considers three major amendments Freud made to his theory: (i) infant and childhood sexuality, (ii) the structural theory, and (iii) the theory of signal anxiety. Ultimately, the author argues for, and presents Freud as a proponent of, the epistemological position that he calls critical realism.
Charles Hanly
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychoanalytic quarterly     Volume:  83     ISSN:  2167-4086     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychoanal Q     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226661     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  897-915     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2014 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.
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