The Freud Reader

The Freud Reader

Sigmund Freud, Peter Gay


The first single-volume paintings to seize Freud's rules as scientist, humanist, doctor, and philosopher.

What to learn from the giant output of Sigmund Freud has lengthy been a puzzle. Freudian proposal permeates almost each point of twentieth-century existence; to appreciate Freud is to discover not just his clinical papers―on the psycho-sexual conception of human improvement, his concept of the brain, and the elemental concepts of psychoanalysis―but additionally his vibrant writings on artwork, literature, faith, politics, and culture.

The fifty-one texts during this quantity diversity from Freud's goals, to essays on sexuality, and directly to his overdue writings, together with Civilization and Its Discontents. Peter homosexual, a number one student of Freud and his paintings, has conscientiously selected those decisions to supply an entire portrait of Freud's concept. His transparent introductions to the choices aid consultant the reader's trip via each one work.

the various choices are reproduced in complete. All were chosen from the normal variation, the one English translation for which Freud gave approval either to the editorial plan and to precise renderings of keyword phrases and words.

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