and Beyond : A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought
A. Mitchell, Margaret
J. Black (Contributor).
Mitchell's review of the lasting importance
and revolutionary impact of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytical theories struck a deep cord within me. Informative, lucid and
surprisingly well-paced, this history of the modern journey into
the mind emerged as an abbreviated form of clinical therapy for
the curious, yet, perhaps psychologically unsuspecting reader. I
came out of this book feeling that I had spent years lying on a
couch in Vienna. As an introduction into an intimidating and
vast field, "Freud and Beyond" gently guides its
student into an appreciative approach to psychoanalysis and its
profound impact on modern thought... -- anonymous review
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Resource for research papers and reports
analyzing the theories of Sigmund Freud.
Maintained by Brown University.
Theory of the Mind
- An exhibition jointly organized by the Sigmund Freud-Museum Vienna, the Freud Museum
London and the Kunsthistorisches Museums Vienna
- November 18th 1998 - 17th February 1999
Sigmund Freud Museum
Vienna IX, Berggasse 19
Biography by Peter Landry at blupete.com.
Freud was big on hypnosis, but it eventually took a second seat to
another of his ideas, that of "free association." Freud placed much emphasis on
infantile sexuality and emphasized that many of our problems in later life come from our
relationships with our parents, the so-called Oedipus complex.2
The symptoms of neurosis, according to Freud, "are essentially substitute
gratifications for unfulfilled sexual wishes." From Freud's teachings sprang a whole
industry; which has milked, and continues to milk, most all of western society; as a
sizable portion of the population goes about psychoanalyzing their fellows. This intrusive
Freudian exercise, I might add, is carried out, mainly, at the expense of the hard working
portion of the population who would hardly think they have any need for psychoanalysis
themselves; nor, if they knew something of the subject, would they consider that anyone
else needs it either, and certainly not at their expense.3
Some4 disagreed with Freud and his central emphasis on
sexuality, but basically most practitioners of psychiatry today would agree with
fundamental Freudian principles. Freud's work effected a profound revolution in man's
attitude towards, and comprehension of, his mental processes, constituting after Copernicus
a third blow to man's self-esteem.
This collection of links points to Internet resources related
to Sigmund Freud and his works. Included in this collection are libraries, museums, and
biographical materials, as well as materials in the Brill Library archives.
Freud's Texts on the Internet
Listed on the Freud Archives Page:
Freud Texts on the Internet While most of Freud's work remains under copyright, certain
early (and unfortunately, inferior) translations of Freud's work are in the public domain.
Psychweb has placed the most important of these on their site.
Writings on Freud
The following are links to writings of interest on Freud, including some general
biographical and bibliographic information as well as work of more concentrated merit.