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Psychoanalytic Peregrinations III: Confusion of Tongues, Psychoanalyst as Translator

Psychoanalytic Peregrinations III: Confusion of Tongues, Psychoanalyst as Translator Abstract : A variety of problems cause a confusion of tongues between the psychoanalyst and the patient. In this sense the psychoanalyst faces the same problems as the translator of a text from one language to another. Examples are given of confusion due cultural differences, confusion due translation differences among translators, confusion due translator prejudice or ignorance, confusion due ambiguous visual cues and images, and confusion due to an inherently ambiguous text. It is due to this unavoidable confusion that the humanistic sciences cannot in principle achieve the mathematical exactness of the natural sciences and should not be expected to do so or condemned because they do not. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry Guilford Press

Psychoanalytic Peregrinations III: Confusion of Tongues, Psychoanalyst as Translator

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Guilford Press
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© The American Academy of Psychoanalysis
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1546-0371
DOI
10.1521/jaap.30.3.361.21962
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Abstract

Abstract : A variety of problems cause a confusion of tongues between the psychoanalyst and the patient. In this sense the psychoanalyst faces the same problems as the translator of a text from one language to another. Examples are given of confusion due cultural differences, confusion due translation differences among translators, confusion due translator prejudice or ignorance, confusion due ambiguous visual cues and images, and confusion due to an inherently ambiguous text. It is due to this unavoidable confusion that the humanistic sciences cannot in principle achieve the mathematical exactness of the natural sciences and should not be expected to do so or condemned because they do not.

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic PsychiatryGuilford Press

Published: Sep 1, 2002

Keywords: Keywords: translation , confusion of tongues , ambiguity , prejudice , multiple determination

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