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The future of an illusion

Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: [New York] : H. Liveright, 1928.
Series: International psycho-analytical library, no. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In what is considered one of his greatest contributions to psychology, Austrian psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud describes his perspectives on the development and origins of religion - religion as an illusion, wishes that are the "fulfillments of the oldest, strongest, and most urgent wishes of mankind." He goes on to explain and illustrate, "what is characteristic of illusions is that they are derived from human wishes."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigmund Freud
OCLC Number: 755807
Notes: Translation of Die Zukunft einer Illusion.
Description: 98 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: International psycho-analytical library, no. 15.
Other Titles: Zukunft einer Illusion.
Responsibility: Sigmund Freud ; translated by W.D. Robson-Scott.

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In what is considered one of his greatest contributions to psychology, Austrian psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud describes his perspectives on the development and origins of religion - religion as an illusion, wishes that are the "fulfillments of the oldest, strongest, and most urgent wishes of mankind." He goes on to explain and illustrate, "what is characteristic of illusions is that they are derived from human wishes."

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