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The Interpretation of Dreams (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sigmund Freud
1593082983
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Whether we love or hate Sigmund Freud, we all have to admit that he revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. Much of this revolution can be traced to The Interpretation of Dreams, the turn-of-the-century tour de force that outlined his theory of unconscious forces in the context of dream analysis. Introducing the id, the superego, and their problem child, the ego, Freud advanced scientific understanding of the mind immeasurably by exposing motivations normally invisible to our consciousness. While there's no question that his own biases and neuroses influenced his observations, the details are less important than the paradigm shift as a whole. After Freud, our interior lives became richer and vastly more mysterious.

These mysteries clearly bothered him--he went to great (often absurd) lengths to explain dream...



Sigmund Freud
Stephen Wilson
075310332X
June 1998
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
Two nonfiction titles from ISIS profile fascinating men of the early part of this century. Both feature literate texts, the voices of British-sounding readers, dark sound quality and sloppy edits. Martyn Read delivers FREUD as if narrating a travelogue, imposing a phony BBC accent over his cockney and mispronouncing many of the long words. Nigel Graham does far better with the "Mad Monk," scrupulously rendering the Russian names and adopting a more appropriate style for historical narration. Y.R. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine


Freud & Jung: A Dual Introduction
Anthony Storr
0760709394
July 1998
Hardcover
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Freud
Jonathan Lear
0415314518
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) developed the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, one of the twentieth century's most influential schools of psychology. He also made profound insights into the psychology and understanding of human beings. In this brilliant and long-awaited introduction, Jonathan Lear--one of the most respected writers on Freud--shows how Freud also made fundamental contributions to philosophy and why he ranks alongside Plato, Aristotle, Marx and Darwin as a great theorist of human nature.

Freud is one of the most important introductions and contributions to understanding this great thinker to have been published for many years, and will be essential reading for anyone in the humanities, social sciences and beyond with an interest in Freud or philosophy.

About the...


The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
Armand M. Nicholi
0743202376
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
One way of learning the difference between the sheep and the goats, according to Armand M. Nicholi Jr., is to look at the lives of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis side by side. The Question of God is based on Nicholi's popular Harvard course comparing the two men and their worldviews. Lewis represents "the spiritual worldview, rooted primarily in ancient Israel, with its emphasis on moral truth and right conduct and its motto of Thus saith the Lord"; Freud represents "the materialist ... worldview, rooted in ancient Greece, with its emphasis on reason and acquisition of knowledge and its motto What says Nature?" Nicholi believes that everyone embraces some form of one of these worldviews, and The Question of God helps readers figure out which camp they're in. For the most part, this book remains neutral on the question of who's...


The Invisible Century: Einstein, Freud, and the Search for Hidden Universes
Richard Panek
0641697910

Hardcover
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Freud: A Very Short Introduction
Anthony Storr
0192854550
May 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
While listening to the ramblings of his rich and neurotic Viennese patients, Sigmund Freud developed theories on how the mind works and falters. His method of psychoanalysis and his proposed terms-Oedipus complex, ego, superego, and id, among others-revolutionized Western thought and psychiatric treatment. Surprisingly, he could never control his body's lethal addiction to tobacco, and the doctor underwent 22 operations for cancer of the palate. British narrator Neville Jason sets a slow pace suited for listeners needing to absorb challenging new terms and ideas. His reading style, which is characterized by theatrical pronunciation and a conversational tone, adds warmth to the otherwise cold rhetoric, elevating this audio-educational experience from dull to pleasant. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine--...


Dante's Path: A Practical Approach to Achieving Inner Wisdom
Bonney Gulino Schaub
0641677200

Hardcover
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Freud for Beginners
Richard Appignanesi
037571460X
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining." -- Newsday

Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id -- but somehow it slipped your mind.

Freud for Beginners is a perfect introduction to the life and thought of the man whose discovery of psychoanalysis revolutionized our attitudes towards mental illness, religion, sex, and culture. This documentary cartoon book plunges us into the world of late-nineteenth-century Vienna in which Freud grew up. We explore his early background in science, his work as a therapist, his encounter with cocaine, and his theories on the unconscious, dreams, the Oedipus Complex, and sexuality.

We meet his family, his friend and enemies, and his patients -- The Rat Man, Anna O.,...


The Invisible Century: Einstein, Freud, and the Search for Hidden Universes
Richard Panek
0143035525
June 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Veteran science writer Panek's pairing of the dual icons Einstein and Freud, whose labors were in widely disparate fields, is both natural and inspired. He uses his formidable writing skills to illuminate two of the 20th century's most notable accomplishments, the theory of general relativity and the discovery of the unconscious, weaving them into an informative and interesting history of the scientific method. Panek's explanation of Einstein's theory of relativity is excellent, and readers will with pleasure understand this counterintuitive concept. He is equally good at describing how Freud developed his theory of the unconscious. Panek also describes how the two rejected the 19th-century scientific paradigm, which held that the more accurate measurement of physical aspects of the universe would unravel its...


Sigmund Freud
Richard Wollheim
052128385X
June 1981
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"The best study of Freud's thought." Peter Gay, Yale University

Book Description
This intellectual biography of Freud presents a fresh and thorough analysis of the whole body of his writings. Each of these is studied in its context, and their chronology is shown to be of great importance. The author demonstrates how Freud's exploratory and sometimes hesitant efforts to explain all that he discovered of mental abnormality are to be properly understood only in light of his quest for a general theory of the mind. This reissue contains a new Preface by Professor Wollheim that takes account of recent critical work on Freud.

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