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Why Freud was wrong : sin, science, and psychoanalysis

Author: Richard Webster
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this engrossing new study of Sigmund Freud's life and work, Richard Webster has set out to provide a clear answer to the controversies that have raged for a century around one of the most influential of all modern thinkers. Tracing Freud's essentially religious personality to his childhood, Webster shows how the founder of psychoanalysis allowed his messianic dreams to shape the "science" he created and to lead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Webster
ISBN: 0465095798 9780465095797 0465091288 9780465091287
OCLC Number: 32665224
Description: x, 673 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A note to the reader --
Introduction : the legacy of Freud --
Prologue : images, myths and legends --
Part 1. The creation of a pseudo-science. From Caul to cocaine --
Hypnotism and hysteria --
Charcot's mistake --
Anna O. and the birth of psychoanalysis --
Freud's first case --
More medical mistakes --
Mysterious mechanisms --
Sex, masturbation and neurasthenia --
The seduction theory --
Freud, Fliess and the theory of infantile sexuality --
Exploring the unconscious : self-analysis and Oedipus --
Dreams and symptoms --
Developing the doctrine --
Part 2. The church and the psychoanalytic gospel. Freud, who was my Christ! --
Freud, Satan and the serpent --
Priests, penitents and patients --
Critics and dissidents --
Jung : crown prince and beloved son --
The secret committee : from formation to failure --
Anna Freud : daughter and disciple --
Part 3. Psychoanalysis, science and the future. Psychoanalysis, science and human nature --
The ghost in the psychoanalytic machine --
The behaviour of the body --
Beyond psychoanalysis --
Afterword : Freud's false memories : psychoanalysis and the recovered memory movement --
Appendix 1 :The diagnosis of 'hysteria' --
Appendix 2 : Babinski's test for 'hysteria'.
Responsibility: Richard Webster.
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