The Future of an Illusion
Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions. Newly designed in a uniform format, each new paperback in the Standard Edition opens with a biographical essay on Freud's life and work —along with a note on the individual volume—by Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History at Yale.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Future of an Illusion (The Standard Edition) (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)User Review - Heather Pagano - Goodreads
Freud explores the cultural phenomenon of religion trough the lens of his psychoanalytical theory, and makes a pretty impassioned stand in defense of atheism. I was impressed by how prescient Freud was in his future predictions. Amazing that he wrote this in 1927. Read full review
Review: The Future of an Illusion (The Standard Edition) (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)User Review - Bernard Norcott-mahany - Goodreads
I think that Freud stated his own views of religion as illusion. It read more as an extended article one might see in the New Yorker, though, than as a more rigorous presentation of a scientific idea, as in some of Freud's other works. Read full review