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Unauthorized Freud By Frederick C. Crews

Unauthorized Freud by Frederick C. Crews

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Edited by Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley, who is an opponent of psychoanalysis, a collection of essays by historians and critics making the revisionist case against Freud. Classic Freudian tenets, such as free association, symbolic dream interpretation and penis envy are argued to be fundamentally flawed.

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Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend by Frederick C. Crews

Over the past thirty years, a revolution has occurred in the study of Sigmund Freud and his brainchild, psychoanalysis. The Freud of legend has been exposed as fiction, a joint concoction of Freud himself and his official biographer, Ernest Jones. The emerging truth is that Freud was a dogmatist who browbeat his patients and consistently failed to mark the crucial difference between their fantasies and his own. Now Frederick Crews, the most authoritative of Freud critics, collects the trenchant writings of eighteen experts who put to rest the myth of Freud's scientific and therapeutic prowess.The scrupulously researched selections included in Unauthorized Freud reveal the fumbles and deceptions that led to the "discovery" of psychoanalysis; the arbitrary interpretations of dreams, symptoms, and slips; the inconsistencies in Freud's case histories and what we now know about his patients; and the terrible personal costs incurred by his disciples. The conclusion is inescapable: the founder of psychoanalysis has been the most dangerously overrated figure in the history of medical science.

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Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend by Frederick C. Crews
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