The paradigm of maternal seduction: historical remarks on a freudian concept - This paper discusses the problems of definition of seduction theory in the Freudian corpus. Through a detailed analysis of the texts, the authors piece together the interrelations of theories, trying to illustrate their multiple survivals in psychoanalysis. In addition, the implications of the theories’ theoretical drifts and ruptures are considered. A reconstruction of the original paradigm of maternal sexuality, which will be silently forgotten, is attempted. Through Jean Laplanche’s work, the different elements of seduction theory are discussed, also referring to the misunderstanding of the fundamental Freudian discovery of unconscious sexuality in certain areas of psychoanalysis.
Keywords: Seduction theory, maternal sexuality, originary seduction, Freud, history