Jean Laplanche: the refoundation of Freudian thought


Recently deceased J. Laplanche made important contributions to the Psychoanalytical Theory, which are explored in this article. In an in-depth study of texts by Sigmund Freud, Laplanche clarified ambiguities, reformulated concepts without undermining fundamental theories. Retrieving the Theory of Seduction, abandoned by Freud in 1897, permitted him to insert into his Theory of Generalized Seduction the uncertain Other Adult signifiers to be found in the unconscious.

early repression, anaclisis, unclear signifiers, fantasy

Cristina Sánchez-Marco
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