Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory

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Oxford University Press, Jun 5, 1980 - Psychology - 208 pages
Studies the burgeoning field of psychohistory - from Freud, its primogenitor, to its present-day academic practitioners - and argues that little, if any, psychohistory is good history. The author systematically points out the pitfalls, sheer irrationality, and ultimately ahistorical nature of this mode of historical inquiry.
 

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Contents

The Lessons of Leonardo
1
The Problem of Therapy
31
The Problem of Logic
51
The Problem of Theory
83
The Problem of Culture
117
The Failure of Psychohistory
145
Notes
157
Index
183
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