phantasy is an artifact produced by British translations of Freud. posto
facto folks tried to reify a distinction to mean that phantasy was a
psychoanalytic sense of the word, fantasy a common sense. No real
difference, and it parallels the insertion of ego for ich in creating
confusion in US.
Scott Andrew Hutchins wrote:
> What is the difference between fantasy and phantasy? I see many
> commentators on film write of "phantasies" and L. Frank Baum uses it in
> the subtitle of one of his plays, but I have never found a definition or
> reason for the alternate spelling.
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