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By Arnold I. Goldberg

Goldberg makes use of the questions posed by way of self psychology as aspect of access to a considerate attention of concerns with which each clinician wrestles: the clinical prestige research, the relationships between its competing theories, the position of empathy in analytic strategy, and where of the "self" within the analyst's explanatory techniques. medical chapters convey how the inspiration of the self provides organizing insights into little-appreciated personality buildings.

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CONCLUSION Psychoanalysis is an empirical science in that, like every science, it relies on observation to expand and advance and substantiate its con­ cepts. But it, like every other science, belongs to the postempiricist principle that all observation is theory laden and our conceptual schemes depend on a community agreement that is, in entirety, capable of reevaluation and change. As a network of empiricism, we have causal or sequential explanations, such as we see in development, as well as quasi-causal ones that are part of historical explanation.

We owe our gratitude to that pioneer who has the courage to be wrong. Copyrighted Material Translation Between Psychoanalytic Theories Translation is a part of every psychoanalyst's life. It began, of course, with the translation of Freud's words from German to English and other languages (and that debate over the accuracy of the effort still engages many scholars (Bettelheim, 1982; Mahony, 1982). It extends to the dai­ ly work of translating the language of dreams and the unconscious to the common sense terms of the analytic consulting room.

Kohut, 1979). It dismissed that report by saying these two inadequate analyses should have really been one adequate one. That these analyses were at times contradictory and that the central dream was interpreted quite differently in the separate treatments seems to have escaped these readers (Rangell, 1981). But, more important, the question arises what guiding theory would allow one to see these two analyses as one, or would compel one to face the conclusion that the theories, though perhaps compatible are really quite different?

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