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- n. Plural form of parapraxis.
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He thought that this unconscious is always producing its effect in these linguistic tropes and also in the gaps, and also in the lapses in our speaking, or in our written discourse, or in our spoken discourse; those things that we are not talking, or those things that Freud called parapraxes.
It has been shown, however, not only that Freud's theory of parapraxes is conceptually dubious but that the book announcing it contains not a single satisfactory illustration of that theory.
How can Rothstein deny that Nisbett and Wilson would emphatically discount the confirmation which Freud claimed for his theory of parapraxes on the basis of introspective self-observations made by Storfer, himself, and Lou AndrÃ©as SalomÃ© (S.E. 6, pp. 118, 162-163, 168)?
We are alien to ourselves; our real desires may be unkown to us, emerging only in parapraxes and dreams.
The good Dr Freud always pounced on parapraxes of the Spooner-Naughtie kind, with the glee of a butterfly-hunter spotting a rare, attractive Camberwell Beauty.