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"Wo Es war, soll Ich werden"

English translation: Where id was, there ego shall be

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German term or phrase:"Wo Es war, soll Ich werden"
English translation:Where id was, there ego shall be
Entered by: Berni Armstrong
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23:29 Feb 9, 2009
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Social Sciences - Medical (general) / Psychiatry
German term or phrase: "Wo Es war, soll Ich werden"
This was apparently Freud's slogan (or maxim) used at the Psychoanalytical Conference in 1933. Does anyone know a standard translation in English? Or can hazard one?

This phrase appears as the title for an article, the rest of which is in Catalan - I'll leave it in German, but I'd like to give some kind of orientation for my English readers as to what the phrase implies. German is not my strongpoint, I'm afraid.

Thanks in advance.
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 00:50
Where id was, there ego shall be
Explanation:
'Where id was, there ego shall be’ was how Freud summed up the therapeutic endeavour of psychoanalysis.

"Where id was, there ego shall be[....] Sigmund Freud".
www.litera.co.uk/t/MzAyMDY/ -
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 15:50
Grading comment
Thank you so much Johanna! I shall have Visions of you from now on ;-) (a la Dylan .-)
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Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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\"Wo Es war, soll Ich werden\"
Where id was, there ego shall be


Explanation:
'Where id was, there ego shall be’ was how Freud summed up the therapeutic endeavour of psychoanalysis.

"Where id was, there ego shall be[....] Sigmund Freud".
www.litera.co.uk/t/MzAyMDY/ -


    Reference: http://www.answers.com/topic/ego
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 15:50
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 530
Grading comment
Thank you so much Johanna! I shall have Visions of you from now on ;-) (a la Dylan .-)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lancashireman: Very good. Why bother with Anglo-Saxon pronouns when you can use Latin ones instead? // I'm sure that the Psychology Dept at Hull University would agree.
15 mins
  -> Indeed. This seems to be the Harvard-approved rendition:http://www.isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic216520.files/...

agree  Cristina intern: "“Where id was, there shall ego be.” Sigmund Freud quotes" - thinkexist.com/quotation/where_id_was-there_shall_ego_be/324896.html
1 hr

agree  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator)
7 hrs

agree  David Moore: Prefer Cristina's transposition
9 hrs

agree  gangels: Economists and psychiatrists, the world's two most useless professions
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