Seductive Mirage: An Exploration of the Work of Sigmund Freud

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Open Court, 1993 - Psychology - 270 pages
Book jacket/back: Although it is now widely held that the scientific basis for Sigmund Freud's theories is decidedly wobby, and his surmises often appear woefully incomplete at best, there yet remains an impression that Freud was a bold explorer of the mind's hidden depths, a penetrating if fallible discerner of unsuspected motives behind the superficially innocent forms of behavior. And if even that is now more frequently questioned, we are at least left with the consolation that Freud, however misguided, was a man of unsported integrity, who sincerely strove to uncover the truth and accurately reported what his clients told him.

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Growing up in the 1950s, I heard, of course, of Sigmund Freud. I had a vague idea of what “mental illness” meant, and had an equally vague idea that you cured it by lying on a couch and talking about ... Read full review


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