Keeping Time: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199287086
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603921 | DOI:
 Keeping Time: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

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This chapter discusses Freud’s thoughts about memory and the inter-related concepts of remembering, repeating, and working through. Freud believes that the present mind contains the past, though often in unrecognizable form. Remembering — unlike its avoidance, repetition — allows for working through: clarifying, and integrating into the fabric of the mind, something previously warded off. The concepts of repression, remembering, repetition, working through, transference, and mourning together draw a conceptual map that Freud continually refined.

Keywords: Freud; remembering; repeating; working through; memory; psychoanalysis; mourning; transference

Chapter.  7069 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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