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November 1942

Goals and Desires of Man.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;48(5):863. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290110183016

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Abstract

Volumes still flow from the pen of this neuropsychiatric encyclopedist, thanks to the thoughtful remembrance and enthusiasm of his friends, organized as The Paul Schilder Memorial Fund Committee. There will be much interest in "a psychological survey of life" by one who led so busy and productive a career in eager pursuit of new insights into human nature.

The author pays great respect to Sigmund Freud, not only in direct statements but also indirectly through formulating his own final opinions about the goals and desires of man in the form of comments and criticisms about psychoanalytic concepts. A consideration of aggressive and destructive impulses leads to the denial of a death instinct, and an affirmation of the primacy of constructive impulses, to which the destructive are considered secondary and contributory. He discusses incidentally the constructive elaboration of the body image, putting much emphasis here upon protrusions and openings, acknowledging the

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