Revista do Departamento de Psicologia. UFF
versión impresa ISSN 0104-8023
WINOGRAD, Monah. Freud and the animic phylogeny. Rev. Dep. Psicol.,UFF [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.1, pp. 69-81. ISSN 0104-8023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-80232007000100006.
This essay investigates the presence, in Freud´s work, of the idea of an animic phylogeny parallel, concomitant and dependent of the somatic phylogeny that the theoreticians of evolution describe. Our objective is to show how this neighborhood between psychoanalysis and evolutionary theory is formed. To do so, we stress that, in the phylogeny theory that Freud sketches, typical psychic forms occurs in the history of the human kind in a way that each individual repeats it in its singular ontogeny. As it happens in the somatic level, time and form are intimately associated in the species and in the individuals. The presence of that idea in Freud´s work has opened a debate about his Darwinist or Lamarckist inspiration.
Palabras clave : Freud; Phylogeny; Evolution; Ontogeny.