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The claims of psycho-analysis to scientific interest

Freud, Sigmund 1913j, 'The claims of psycho-analysis to scientific interest', SE 13: 163-90.

…psychoanalysis has shown that [the symptoms] are mimetic representations of actually experienced and invented scenes [von erlebten und gedichteten Szenen] with which the patients' imagination is occupied without his becoming conscious of them. 172-3

In the exercising of an art it [psychoanalysis] sees once again an activity intended to allay ungratified wishes—in the first place in the creative artist himself and subsequently in his audience or spectators. (1913j, SE 13: 187)

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