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I think it's important to understand the historical context of Freud. What ideas he was responding to, how he situated his body of work in the history of science, and looking forward, what he thought his contributions would amount to. Because the standard caricature of him is removed from this context, we get the picture of him as the guy who said that you want to fuck your mom.

That isn't the historical Freud. Nov 04, Zare rated it it was amazing. Short concise story of professional career of founder of psycho-analysis. You will not find some mysteries from his private life here - only elements from his professional career that led to establishment of psycho-analysis as a way of treating and better understanding of human psyche.

Feb 16, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfic-psychology. Freud was a very honest writer. Although I disagree with him on most of his ideas, he is clear in laying out what he thinks and where he came up with the ideas. He was obviously a deep thinker, although I think in some cases far too deep. Jun 30, Itsuka rated it it was amazing Shelves: biography-memoir , psychoanalysis. Did I Interesting little snippet - he does mention the start of his working with cocaine. Antonio Papadourakis rated it liked it Jul 29, Duc rated it liked it Dec 19, Sire rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Lane rated it really liked it Feb 05, Jeff rated it it was ok Sep 12, Rosemary rated it really liked it Apr 17, Gelina rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Alexander rated it liked it Jul 27, Catherine rated it really liked it Mar 18, Andrea rated it liked it Apr 18, Mel rated it really liked it Feb 08, Natalie rated it liked it Apr 22, Sebiyelda rated it liked it Jan 30, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Sigmund Freud. Sigismund Freud later changed to Sigmund was a neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential—and controversial—minds of the 20th century. In , Freud began to study medicine at the University of Vienna. After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital Dr. After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital. He collaborated with Josef Breuer in treating hysteria by the recall of painful experiences under hypnosis. In , Freud went to Paris as a student of the neurologist Jean Charcot.

On his return to Vienna the following year, Freud set up in private practice, specialising in nervous and brain disorders. The same year he married Martha Bernays, with whom he had six children. Freud developed the theory that humans have an unconscious in which sexual and aggressive impulses are in perpetual conflict for supremacy with the defences against them. In , he began an intensive analysis of himself. In , his major work 'The Interpretation of Dreams' was published in which Freud analysed dreams in terms of unconscious desires and experiences.

In , Freud was appointed Professor of Neuropathology at the University of Vienna, a post he held until Although the medical establishment disagreed with many of his theories, a group of pupils and followers began to gather around Freud.

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STUDY | Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones | 4th Impression

In , the International Psychoanalytic Association was founded with Carl Jung , a close associate of Freud's, as the president. Jung later broke with Freud and developed his own theories. After World War One, Freud spent less time in clinical observation and concentrated on the application of his theories to history, art, literature and anthropology. In , he published 'The Ego and the Id', which suggested a new structural model of the mind, divided into the 'id, the 'ego' and the 'superego'. In , the Nazis publicly burnt a number of Freud's books.

Freud had been diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in , and underwent more than 30 operations. He died of cancer on 23 September Books by Sigmund Freud. Trivia About An Autobiographic No trivia or quizzes yet.

Quotes from An Autobiographic It seemed no easy task to find a substitute for it. While I was in this perplexity there came to my help the recollection of an experiment which I had often witnessed while I was with Bernheim. When the subject awoke from the state of somnambulism, he seemed to have lost all memory of what had happened while he was in that state.

But Bernheim maintained that the memory was present all the same; and if he insisted on the subject remembering, if he asseverated that the subject knew it all and had only to say it, and if at the same time he laid his hand on the subject's forehead, then the forgotten memories used in fact to return, hesitatingly at first, but eventually in a flood and with complete clarity.

I determined that I would act the same way. My patients I reflected, must in fact 'know' all the things which had hitherto only been made accessible to them in hypnosis; and assurances and encouragement on my part, assisted perhaps by the touch of my hand, would, I thought, have the power of forcing the forgotten facts and connections into consciousness.

No doubt this seemed a more laborious process than putting the patients into hypnosis, but it might prove highly instructive. So I abandoned hypnotism, only retaining my practice of requiring the patient to lie upon a sofa while I sat behind him, seeing him, but not seen myself. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. See our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement for details.

Published on Jan 11, This paper analyzes what Sigmund Freud was trying to do both as an an analyst and as a writer in his autobiography of It describes Freud's compositional ratio, fantasies in writing about psychoanalysis, early life, the Freudian clinic, the Freudian subject, and concludes that reading Freud is still the best way to learn psychoanalysis. Shiva Kumar Srinivasan has a Ph. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads.

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Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Sigmund Freud's Autobiographical Study 1. The lives of psychoanalysts are not eventful; they are spent listening to patients who recount their woes and struggles in life. So what exactly will or should an analyst describe? How should an analyst position himself?

In this case, there is a lot to describe since Sigmund Freud invented psychoanalysis more or less on his own. It would however be a good idea if the reader were to go through this study, along with those included in this fifteenth volume of the Penguin Freud Library, to get a more comprehensive understanding of how psychoanalysis came about as both a clinical practice and as a cultural entity.

As Freud points out, the history of psychoanalysis is interwoven with his own life; it began with his self-analysis; progressed in the analysis of his patients; and is known to us mainly because of the theories that justify it as a clinical practice. It is to these events in the history of medicine then that Freud will devote the better part of his attention in this text.

It might seem odd that an analyst who spent all his life listening to his patients might be reluctant to talk about his own, but that is not really the case. There are 1 See, for instance, Sigmund Freud , If we take autobiographical studies like this seriously, we will have to rethink the main purpose of an autobiography.

That is because every autobiography is a form of self-analysis; the existence of psychoanalysis as a form of clinical intervention presupposes that a self-analysis is not only bound to be incomplete but inadequate from a therapeutic point of view. This is the paradox of psychoanalysis since Freud was himself never clinically analysed, but seems to have analysed himself well enough to realize the theoretical limitations of self-analysis. The main events that constitute the life of thinkers usually tend to be the creation of theories or the publication of books.

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It is interesting that Sigmund Freud does not take this approach. While he mentions his important books on psychoanalysis, he does not dwell on them like Nietzsche is fond of doing. With Nietzsche, the reader gets the impression that there is an overwhelming temptation to review his own books. It is almost as though Nietzsche were subtly pulling up his reviewers for not being up to the job of reviewing a writer of his stature. Freud however chooses to focus on the ideas that go into the making of psychoanalysis rather than review the core texts that constitute Freudian meta- 2 Sigmund Freud , Interpreting Dreams, translated by J.