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The Assault on Truth By Jeffrey Masson

The Assault on Truth

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Using Freud's letters, this book asserts that Freud, personally reluctant to face the sexual abuse of children, abandoned a valid scientific finding. The author argues that Freud's revised theory became the basis for the science of psychoanalysis and that this, therefore, needs re-examination.

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The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory by Jeffrey Masson

In 1981 Jeffrey Masson, then a practising psychoanalyst and director of the Freud Archives, used his access to Freud's long-unpublished letters to challenge the very foundations of Freudian theory. This book asserts that Freud, personally reluctant to face the reality of sexual abuse of children and fearing negative public reaction to such a shocking theory, abandoned a valid scientific finding. Freud's revised theory - that his patients' "memories" of seduction and rape were in fact fantasies - became and remains the basis for the whole science of psychoanalysis; it is a theory, Masson argues, that needs careful re-examination.

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GOR001270109
The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory by Jeffrey Masson
Jeffrey Masson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1992-06-25
352
0006377394
9780006377399
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