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Rudolph Loewenstein (psychoanalyst)

Rudolph Maurice Loewenstein (January 17, 1898, in Łódź, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – April 14, 1976, in New York City) was a Polish-French-American psychoanalyst.

Rudolph Loewenstein (psychoanalyst)
Rudolph Loewenstein

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Literary works 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Biography

After studying medicine and neurology in Zurich, Loewenstein was analyzed in Berlin by Hans Sachs.[1] He became a member of the German Psychoanalytic Society (DPG) in 1925.

The same year he began to practice as a teaching analyst in Paris, where he trained a number of future analysts, including, notably, Marie Bonaparte, Raymond de Saussure, and Angelo Hesnard.[2] He was elected secretary of the SPP. In 1927, he participated in the creation of the Revue française de psychanalyse; and in 1928 translated (with Marie Bonaparte) Freud's case-study of Dora.[3]

In 1930, he became a French citizen and began his studies anew - defending his thesis for a doctorate in medicine in 1935. In 1939, he was mobilized as a doctor in the French army. After the Armistice, he fled to the south of France, and in 1942 left there for the United States,[4] where he settled in New York. There he pursued a distinguished institutional career with the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), becoming its vice president from 1965 to 1967.

Loewenstein is known, along with Ernst Kris and Heinz Hartmann, as one of the foremost figures of what has been called Ego psychology.[5]

Literary works

  • Origine du masochisme et la théorie des pulsions, 1938
  • The vital or somatic drives, 1940
  • Psychanalyse de l'Antisemitisme, 1952
  • (ed. with Heinz Hartmann and Ernst Kris), Notes on the theory of aggressions, 1949

See also

References

  1. ^ Peter Gay, Freud (1989) p. 461
  2. ^ E. Roudinesco, Jacques Lacan (2005) p. 17
  3. ^ Roudinesco, p. 19
  4. ^ Roudinesco, p. 154
  5. ^ Janet Malcolm, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession (1988) p. 4

External links

  • Rudolph M. Loewenstein
  • Works by or about Rudolph Loewenstein in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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