Commentary on Siegfried Bernfeld’s & Sergei Feitelberg’s Death Drive & Entropy : Seminar VII, 27th April 1960 : Pierre Kaufmann

by Julia Evans on April 27, 1960

Note : This is omitted from Seminar VII : 27th April 1960 : p164 of Dennis Porter’s translation, Routledge edition : Supplementary note (A curious case of sublimation) to Chapter XII (A critique of Bernfeld)

Available in French, here

References given by Pierre Kaufmann:

Das Prinzip von Le Chatelier und der Selbsterhaltungstrieb (The Principle of Le Chatelier and the Instinct of Self-Preservation) :1929 : Siegfried Bernfeld & Sergei Feitelberg : Imago : Vol 15: p289-298 : available to read at archive.org : here

Über psychische Energie, Libido und deren Messbarkeit (Upper Psychic Energy, Libido, and its Measurement) : 1930 : Siegfried Bernfeld & Sergei Feitelberg : Imago : Vol 16 : p66-118

The Principle of Entropy and the Death Instinct (Der Entropiesatz und der Todestrieb) : 1931 : Siegfried Bernfeld & Sergei Feitelberg : International Journal of Psycho-Analysis ; Vol 12 p61-81 : : Available The Principle of Entropy and the Death Instinct (Der Entropiesatz und der Todestrieb) : 1931 : Siegfried Bernfeld & Sergei Feitelberg or here

References to Sigmund Freud:

Instincts and Their Vicissitudes (Triebe und Triebschicksale): 1915 : you will find Freud’s text in English with the original German text laid out in the right hand column. : published at www.Freud2Lacan.com : available here  (Triebe should be translated as Drives)

The Project for a Scientific Psychology: 23rd & 25th September & 5th October 1895: Sigmund Freud  : Available  here

Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan : Available here

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