Sigmund Freud on Representation (Presentation) - Dictionary of Arguments
Ricoeur I 108
Presentation/presenting/Freud/Ricoeur: Freud considers the preference for representation in dream work to be the hallucinatory revival of a primal scene that really belonged to perception. Cf. >Regression/Ricoeur.
There is no doubt that Freud, when he interprets the infantile scene as a real memory, must confuse fantasy with the memory image of a real perception; the topical regression is then a regression to perception, and the actual dimension of the imaginary is missed (...) the formal regression, which characterizes the "representation", i.e. the regression of the logical to the pictorial, [poses] a problem analogous to condensation and displacement: the representation is also a "distortion", consequently an inhibition of direct expression, the forced substitution of one mode of expression by another.
In all three cases - condensation, displacement and presentation - the dream is therefore a work. Therefore, the interpretation corresponding to them is also a work which, in order to become a theme, requires a mixed language, neither purely linguistic nor purely energetic. >Symbol/Freud.
Ricoeur I 112
Dream/Freud: (...) the representation is problematic, and Freud has created a whole metapsychology of >regression to accommodate it; symbolisation is not problematic because in symbolism the work has already been done elsewhere; the dream uses symbolism, it does not elaborate it. >Symbol/Freud.
We now understand why the dreamer finds no memory in his typical dreams: in his dream he has used only, as a common saying, symbolic fragments that have become commonplace, worn out by use, phantoms that he has animated for a moment; (...)._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse Hamburg 2011
De L’interprétation. Essai sur Sigmund Freud
Die Interpretation. Ein Versuch über Freud Frankfurt/M. 1999
Interpretation theory: discourse and the surplus of meaning Fort Worth 1976