Lives of the Unconscious. A Podcast on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Episode 14: The Oedipus Complex. Timeless or obsolete?

June 4, 2021

When this term comes into play, all analytical alarm bells start going off: Oedipus Complex. This concept seems to epitomize everything disreputable in all those abysmally-fanciful psychoanalytic concepts, which conflate childhood and sexuality and which give birth to concepts such as castration anxiety, penis envy, incestuous desire. But what exactly is the Oedipus complex about? And is the concept still relevant for psychoanalysis today? Visit our website: Our youtube-channel: Support us on Patreon and get the scripts to the episodes: neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.