Oscar Zarate,Richard Appignanesi

Freud

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Freud revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. His psychoanalytic terms such as Id, Ego, libido, neurosis and Oedipus Complex have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. But do we know what they really mean? “Introducing Freud” successfully demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis. Irreverent and witty but never trivial, the book tells the story of Freud's life and ideas from his upbringing in 19th-century Vienna, his early medical career and his encounter with cocaine, to the gradual evolution of his theories on the unconscious, dreams and sexuality. With its combination of brilliantly clever artwork and incisive text, this book has achieved international success as one of the most entertaining and informative introductions to the father of psychoanalysis.
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398 printed pages
Original publication
2014
Publication year
2014
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    unelettredamourhas quoted2 years ago
    April 1886: Freud begins private practice as a neuropathologist and encounters his first hysterics
    unelettredamourhas quoted2 years ago
    Charcot prevented Freud from asking psychological questions. Charcot’s view that hysteria was not connected to the female sexual organs was an advance, yes. But it stopped Freud from asking whether some mental disorders might have a sexual origin.
    unelettredamourhas quoted2 years ago
    Hysteria can only develop where there is hereditary degeneration of the brain.

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