Reply to Dr. Carveth’s Commentary
I would like to thank Dr. Carveth for his commentary in response to my article on the issue of the scientific legitimacy of Psychoanalysis. I have followed Dr. Carveth’s innovative and erudite work for quite some time. In particular, I think his distinction between superego and conscience is a significant contribution to psychoanalytic theory and practice. I also much appreciate his emphasis on the importance of guilt, both reparative and persecutory, in understanding what motivates a great deal of human behaviour.