from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive.
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- n. a mistake, such as a slip of the tongue, that reveals a concealed thought or motive
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
What they recognized but quickly forgot -- in a process akin to what Freud in an earlier text called 'parapraxis' -- is in fact a key element of the classical tradition in art that extends back more than 2,500 years, at least to the age of Athens.
"parapraxis" (as Freud himself preferred to call this sort of thing) in one of the online reference works gives another academic example:
You wrote 'femous' instead of 'famous', which is a charming instance of pure Freudian parapraxis.
At first, Turner's tongue slipped him into a parapraxis, as he stated that, without immediate and radical mass action, this would all come to pass before the year 2020, "in ten years", but then, realizing that he would probably still be alive to be told how stupid he is in 2018 or 2019, he quickly extruded the forthcoming apocalypse out sometime between the year 2030 and 2040 (allowing for rounding-off).
It's the same mentality that chose to render Freud's Besetzung by "cathexis," Fehlleistung by "parapraxis," and Ich by "ego."
Freudian slip ', or parapraxis, is an example of the unconscious mind slipping past our conscious editing of speech and action, potentially revealing the true beliefs of desires of the person in question. study where he followed up patients who had been diagnosed with hysteria to see if they later showed definite signs of neurological illness.
There are still a few missing, but I think it is ... parapraxis: Nnoel's response is typical of a naturalistic evolutionist.
Reik, who loved language, would have greatly enjoyed such a parapraxis.
Does Olmert’s parapraxis mean that Vanunu will be released from his ridiculous ‘house arrest,’ and be allowed to emigrate to the US?
Jason Rennie: I'm always amused to see people equate "scientific illiteracy" with "doubting ... parapraxis: Domoman, I agree.
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