JAPA 2016 Review

JAPA 2016 review of The Temptation of Biology: Freud's Theories of Sexuality and Between Seduction and Inspiration: Man.

"These two books, The Temptation of Biology: Freud’s Theories of Sexuality (hereafter, Temptation) and Between Seduction and Inspiration: Man (hereafter, Seduction), by the French psychoanalyst Jean Laplanche are complete English translations, compiled by Laplanche himself, of his major writings and lectures from 1992 through 1999 and published here in 2015 by the American press The Unconscious in Translation. Although Laplanche’s name is well known, linked with J.-B. Pontalis as co-author of The Language of Psycho-Analysis (1967; hereafter, Language), as well as from his Life and Death in Psychoanalysis (1970) and New Foundations for Psychoanalysis (1987), it is important to keep in mind that until his death in 2012 Laplanche was also in charge of the complete translation of the works of Freud from German into French, translating many of the papers himself."

Aleks Turek