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This classic edition of The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud includes complete texts of six works that have profoundly influenced our understanding of human behavior. The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud is presented here in the translation by Dr. A. A. Brill, who for almost forty years was the standard-bearer of Freudian theories in America.
Freud gives his views on the conflict between the individual's claim to freedom and society's demands.
The case history involves a complicated set of liaisons of Dora, her father, her mother, Mr. K., Mrs. K., and the governess.
In the manner of the eighteenth-century philosopher, Freud argued that religion and science were mortal enemies. Early in the century, he began to think about religion psychoanalytically and to discuss it in his writings. The Future of an Illusion (1927), Freud's best known and most emphatic psychoanalytic exploration of religion, is the culmination of a lifelong pattern of thinking.
In fifteen essays, Sigmund Freud explains his most controversial theories exposing the darkest corners of the human psyche. Best known for his research into the unconscious mind, Sigmund Freud challenged the mores of conventional American society during the early twentieth century. This collection presents many of Freud's revolutionary ideas, showing how his theories changed the way people think about their emotions and actions, opening a rich dialogue about the methods and science of the brain. In a series of essays written between 1911 and 1938, readers follow Freud through clear explanations of how neurology and psychology influence our actions and govern personality traits and emotions, including the libido, narcissism, mourning, repression, dreams, paranoia, and melancholy. This volume illustrates how Freud was not afraid to venture into unknown areas of the human mind and that he was superbly equipped to expose its secrets. Exploring the hypotheses of the most controversial psychologist of the twentieth century, in his own words, may help us understand our own behaviors.
For his historical period, The Interpretation of Dreams revolutionized the study of dreams and led to greater understanding of the aspects of the human personality as it related to psychopathology. This modern edition of the Interpretation of Dreams was translated to English by Daniel T. O'Hara and Gina Masucci MacKenzie and they made some changes to the previous edition. included extensive footnotes by Freud and the translators, endnotes by the translators, and an extensive introduction that included background material on Freud and his Times. The translators also gave an extensive bibliography including other works by Freud and biographies written about him. Finally, the translators provided comments from famous personages, briefly discussed translation issues, and asked readers insightful questions.
Freud's New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis takes full account of his elaborations in, and changes of mind about, psychoanalytic theory, and discusses a variety of controversial themes, including anxiety, the drives, and female sexuality.
This book consists of a selection of letters from Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, a Berlin physician and biologist, written between the years 1887 and 1902. The letters, with other documents left by Fliess, came into the hands of a second-hand dealer during the Nazi period in Germany and thus into the editors' possession. Fliess's letters to Freud have not been found.
The cornerstone of psychoanalysis-and legacy of the landmark Freud/Breuer collaboration-featuring the classic case of Anna O. and the evolution of the cathartic method, in the definitive Strachey translation. Re-packaged for the contemporary audience with what promises to be an unconventional foreword by Irvin Yalom, the novelist and psychiatrist who imagined Breuer in When Nietzsche Wept.
These histories reveal not only the working of the unconscious in paranoid and neurotic cases, but also the agility of Freud's own mind and his method for treating the disorders. Includes: Notes upon a case of obessional neurosis (1909) -- Psychoanalytic notes upon an autobiographical account of a case of paranoia (dementia paranoides) (1911) -- From the history of an infantile neurosis (1918)
Reprints a translation by A. A. Brill, which was originally published in 1918 (Dodd, Mead & Company). Freud's classic work applies psychoanalysis to aboriginals, paralleling aboriginal practice and neurotic patterns of behavior. For example, Freud compares aboriginal incest taboos with scrupulous rituals of compulsion neurotics who, Freud finds, also wrestle with incest taboos. Culture is itself theorized as a reaction-formation to taboos prohibiting potentially destructive social behavior. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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