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(p. 373) Letter to Lili E. Peller 

(p. 373) Letter to Lili E. Peller
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(p. 373) Letter to Lili E. Peller
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0057
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date: 14 November 2019

Winnicott’s letter to Lili Peller on the distinction between desire and need in relation to infantile dependence. For Winnicott, dependence is something that refers to need, and the psychotic-type anxieties that cluster around the word ‘need’ have nothing to do with the instincts.

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