Freud: A Very Short Introduction

Freud: A Very Short Introduction

by Anthony Storr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192854550

ISBN-13: 9780192854551

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, developed a totally new way of looking at human nature. Only now, with the hindsight of the half-century since his death, can we assess his true legacy to current thought. As an experienced psychiatrist himself, Anthony Storr offers a lucid and objective look at Freud's major theories, evaluating whether they have stood

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Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, developed a totally new way of looking at human nature. Only now, with the hindsight of the half-century since his death, can we assess his true legacy to current thought. As an experienced psychiatrist himself, Anthony Storr offers a lucid and objective look at Freud's major theories, evaluating whether they have stood the test of time, and in the process examines Freud himself in light of his own ideas. An excellent introduction to Freud's work, this book will appeal to all those broadly curious about psychoanalysis, psychology, and sociology.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192854551
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,083,969
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
2. Life and character
3. Exploring the past
4. Free association, dreams, and transference
5. Ego, super-ego, and id
6. Aggression, depression, and paranoia
7. Jokes and The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life
8. Art and literature
9. Culture and religion
10. Freud as therapist
11. Psycho-analysis today
12. The appeal of psycho-analysis
Further reading
Index

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