Freud, Biologist Of The Mind / Edition 1

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Overview


In this monumental intellectual biography, Frank Sulloway demonstrates that Freud always remained, despite his denials, a biologist of the mind; and, indeed, that his most creative inspirations derived significantly from biology. Sulloway analyzes the political aspects of the complex myth of Freud as psychoanalytic hero as it served to consolidate the analytic movement. This is a revolutionary reassessment of Freud and psychoanalysis.
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Editorial Reviews

Newsweek - Jean Strouse
Fascinating...A thought-provoking tour through this extraordinary chapter in the history of ideas.
New York Times Book Review - Peter Brooks
A work of prodigious scholarship in its own right. It establishes a new level of empirical precision and critical skill in the analysis of Freud's life.
Modern Psychoanalysis - Arnold Bernstein
Extraordinarily exciting and enlightening. . .A truly comprehensive intellectual biography of Freud and the analytic movement, which embodies the scholarship so sorely lacking in previous endeavors...The result here is an informative, authoritative, and comprehensive work, brimming with all sorts of revelations and new versions of old tales about Freud's...predecessors and contemporaries. One's view of Freud and the origins of psychoanalysis will never be quite the same after reading this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674323353
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank J. Sulloway is Visiting Scholar in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the1992 Edition

Preface and Guide to the Reader

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Illustrations

Introduction

PART ONE: Freud and Nineteenth-Century Psychophysics

1. The Nature and Origins of Psychoanalysis

2. Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer: Toward a Psychophysical Theory of Hysteria 1880-95

3. Sexuality and the Etiology of Neurosis: The Estrangement of Breuer and Freud

4. Freud's Three Major Psychoanalytic Problems and the Project for a Scientific Psychology 1895

PART TWO: Psychoanalysis: The Birth of a Genetic Psychobiology

5. Wilhelm Fliess and the Mathematics of Human Sexual Biology

6. Freud's Psychoanalytic Transformation of the Fliessian Id

7. The Darwinian Revolution's Legacy to Psychology and Psychoanalysis

8. Freud and the Sexologists

9. Dreams and the Psychopathology of Everyday Life

10. Evolutionary Biology Resolves Freud's Three Psychoanalytic Problems 1905-39

11. Life Eros and Death Instincts: Culmination of a Biogenetic Romance

PART THREE: Ideology, Myth, and History in the Origins of Psychoanalysis

12. Freud as Crypto-Biologist: The Politics of Scientific Independence

13. The Myth of the Hero in the Psychoanalytic Movement

14. Epilogue and Conclusion

Appendix A: Two Published Accounts Detailing Josef Breuer's 4 November 1895 Defense of Freud's Views on Sexuality and Neurosis

Appendix B: Josef Breuer's Met psychology: The Matter of the "Remarkable Paradox"

Appendix C: Dr. Felix Gattel's Scientific Collaboration with Freud 1897/98

Appendix D: The Dating of Freud's Reading of Albert Moll's Untersuchungen &uumlher die Libido sexualis

Bibliography

Index

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