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Darwin's influence on Freud : a tale of two sciences

Author: Lucille B Ritvo
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Darwin made history a scientific method; Sigmund Freud applied the scientific method to psychology, with equally starting results. In the first book to reveal the seminal role that Darwinʹs method and ideas played in Freudʹs basic thinking, Lucille B. Ritvo shows how Freud could have been influenced by Darwinʹs ideas and how the biologically rooted discipline of psychoanalysis reflects this relationship. --  Read more...
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Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Charles Darwin; Sigmund Freud; Charles Darwin; Sigmund Freud; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucille B Ritvo
ISBN: 0300041314 9780300041316 0300052626 9780300052626
OCLC Number: 20132207
Description: xii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ----
Part I. Freudʹs Gymnasium days (1865-1873): the theories of Darwin, which were then of topical interest. 1. Haeckelʹs popularizations of Darwin ---
2. Darwin, Lalarck, and Lamarckism ---
3. Adaptation and conflict ---
4. Ideas from Darwinʹs publications during Freudʹs Gymnasium Days: the inheritance of acquired characteristics ---
5. Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny ---
6. Freudʹs use of Darwinʹs primal horde hypothesis ---
7. The biological fact that inbreeding is detrimental to the species ----
Part II. Darwinian teaching and science during Freudʹs medical school training (1873-1882). 8. In many of us the path to the sciences led only through our teachers ---
9. Carl Claus and the new Darwinian biology ---
10. Fritz Muller, Clausʹs exemplary Darwinian biologist ---
11. Freudʹs research in Bruckeʹs institute of physiology and Meynertʹs institute of cerebral anatomy ---
12. The expression of the emotions, psychiatrie, and studies on hysteria ---
13. Conclusion ----
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Lucille B. Ritvo.

Abstract:

Charles Darwin made history a scientific method; Sigmund Freud applied the scientific method to psychology, with equally starting results. In the first book to reveal the seminal role that Darwinʹs method and ideas played in Freudʹs basic thinking, Lucille B. Ritvo shows how Freud could have been influenced by Darwinʹs ideas and how the biologically rooted discipline of psychoanalysis reflects this relationship. -- Back cover.

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