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A note on the unconscious in psychoanalysis

Freud, Sigmund 1912g, A note on the unconscious in psychoanalysis, SE 12: 255-66.

Written and first published in English in Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 26 (Part 66): 312-28.

Distinguishes three uses of the word 'unconscious': the descriptive, dynamic and systematic (only in the last paragraph).  Cf 1915e 'The unconscious', which distinguishes only two: the descriptive and systematic.  In 1923b and 1933a Freud returns to the triple distinction made here.  The third use of the term, the systematic, is a step towards the structural division of the mind into three (as in 1923b).


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