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Freud and the Scientific Method

By Rosenfels, Paul

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Title: Freud and the Scientific Method  
Author: Rosenfels, Paul
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Part 1. The Origin of the Neuroses. Introduction: I have never believed that the world needs a St. George to conquer the dragon of Freudian error. I believe that ordinary rational men who are not captured by professional status images can see the artificiality and lack of genuine love for humanity that characterizes his theories. Once this insight has become established in men?s minds, what use can it be to follow Freud into all the byways and sidetracks with which he sought to cover up his own sense of being on shaky ground? How many times does an individual have to prove that one and one is two? Freud obviously had some kind of high impact influence on the psychological thinking of his time. I wish to identify the nature of that influence without getting lost in the kind of polemics which becomes invective, a fate which has overcome many of his critics. It is necessary for the critic to be firmly oriented toward the search for truth about human nature in his own life if his analysis of Freudian error is to be a contribution to the building of a science of human nature.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Freud and the Scientific Method, 1 -- Paul Rosenfels, 1 -- PART I: The Origin of the Neuroses, 1 -- The libido and its frustrations, 3 -- The Oedipus complex, 5 -- Childhood and psychopathology, 10 -- The unconscious and repression, 17 -- Social life and the death instinct, 21 -- The influence of religion, 29 -- Why war, 31 -- Freud's personal psychology, 37

 

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