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(p. 523) The Fate of the Transitional Object 

(p. 523) The Fate of the Transitional Object
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(p. 523) The Fate of the Transitional Object
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0119
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date: 21 October 2018

After describing transitional objects, Winnicott describes the passing of the transitional object. He discusses his theory that if the transitional object and transitional phenomena are at the very basis of symbolism, then these phenomena may mark the origin in the life of the infant and child of a third area of existing, which might turn out to be the cultural life of the individual.

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