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the danger it holds for the psyche of internal destruction Does "the danger it holds for the psyche of internal destruction" in the following sentence mean "the danger that primary masochism produces through internal destruction and imposes it onto the psyche"? Context: In this I shall be departing somewhat from Freud, for whom the pleasurable pain of primary masochism is outweighed by the danger it holds for the psyche of internal destruction (Art and Psychoanalysis by Maria Walsh). Link: https://books.google.com.ua/books?id=p5sMKTqE44MC&pg=PA6&lpg=PA6&dq=%22the+danger+it+holds+for+the+psyche+of+internal+destruction%22&source=bl&ots=wYz7Tkrm3j&sig=ACfU3U2YVWZnJhAEhBuL1i4V1LO2Jf0RaA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiA0c7K6J3lAhUH3qQKHXCOBioQ6AEwAHoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22the%20danger%20it%20holds%20for%20the%20psyche%20of%20internal%20destruction%22&f=false
Oct 15, 2019 8:12 AM
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I suppose it means something like: Freud thinks the pleasure a masochist gets from pain is not as important as the danger masochism holds for mental well being or the risk of mental breakdown, but the author disagrees. I regard this kind of thing as psychobabble or gobbledegook - two useful words you can google if you are interested.
October 15, 2019
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