Object(s) and subject
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The more one looks at psychoanalytic theory, the more one sees that it resembles the language of secondary processes, and perhaps it diverges from the essence of psychoanalytic experience. This is a tendency in modern psychoanalysis and can make psychoanalysis look rather like phenomenology—that is, what is conveyed from psychoanalytic experience and the inner world is a way of restating experience in descriptive terms. In speaking of appropriation, one is speaking of links, and it is of course within the general framework of psychoanalytic experience that one of the guidelines of the experience is how the ego extracts itself from its relationship with the internal object and relates to an object outside himself. The instincts can be conceived of as forces inspiring trends and internal movements that have to be integrated in sets of manageable exchanges.