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  1. L. E. Braddock (2006). Psychoanalysis as Functionalist Social Science: The Legacy of Freud's 'Project for a Scientific Psychology'. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 37 (3):394-413.score: 870.0
    The paper links Freud’s early work in the ‘Project for a scientific psychology’ with the psychoanalytic psychology of Kleinian object relations theory now current. Freud is often accused of introducing mechanism into his psychology and installing at its core an irreconcilable dichotomy of two disparate ways of explaining human behaviour. I suggest that Freud’s early mechanistic thinking is an attempt at what he only partly achieves, a functional account of the ‘mental apparatus’. I consider whether this way of conceptualising the (...)
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