Michel De M’uzan and Origins of Identity

Richard B. Simpson
  • The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, October 2017, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1002/psaq.12172

Two Kinds of Identity as Viewed by Michel de M'Uzan

What is it about?

Michel de M'Uzan was one of the major French psychoanalytic theorists and clinicians of the twentieth century. His work on identity spanned sixty years and this paper summarizes his work in this area.

Why is it important?

Identity is not as simple as one thinks and its important in human socieities is all the more evident now in the twenty-first century.


Dr Richard Brian Simpson
International Psychoanalytic Association

Michel de M'Uzan was a very orignal thinker and talented clinician. He wrote in a very cultured and readable French avoiding the obscurities of much French psychoanalytic theorizing.

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