Routledge Critical Thinkers is a new series for anyone needing an acessible introduction to the key figures in contemporary critical thought. The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with each theorist's original texts. In Sigmund Freud, his key ideas are discussed as well as the intellectual, social and historical contexts in whiRoutledge Critical Thinkers is a new series for anyone needing an acessible introduction to the key figures in contemporary critical thought. The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with each theorist's original texts. In Sigmund Freud, his key ideas are discussed as well as the intellectual, social and historical contexts in which they were first presented. The book answers the questions: Why is Freud important? What motivated and influenced him? And who did Freud influence? Sigmund Freud is a comprehensive and important introduction to a complex thinker....
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Sigmund Freud Reviews
To be honest I'm flabbergasted , Freud has brought up issues defying logics and ethics and all our religious tenets . Many argue labeling him Pan-sexual ,yet Freud is armed to the teeth , he defends himself by exemplifying and implementing his theories on literary characters , better say on characters of masterpieces like Hamlet and so forth . This man is a true thinker , and that's why 20th century is known as Freudian century , some of his fulcrum theories are ; Oedipal complex; emotional attachment between mother and son , which later metamorphoses itself into other ladies because the son is afraid of his father and this brings a major of rule of life into our entity , we have to abide by the rules of world . Repression ; This is fantastic because it's central to the way our amorphous ego begins to shape itself . Freud speculates that in childhood we have some critical longings which are repressed , those repressed desires emit in various manners in our adulthood and we carry them with ourselves unless Freud finds us and through Psychoanalysis he traces the problem to it's origin and finds the real reason behind our pathology ; that explains why each of are a one of a kind freak. Final outstanding theory of his ego and super ego; ego wants to gorge itself on everything , superego says hold on your horses , have some patience , that's no the way world works, superego takes care of our hankerings and controls our voracity .Guys hear me out, it's worth reading , Moreover , this guy had indispensable impact on reader-oriented criticism and post-structuralism in literature . The poet W.H. Auden probably put it best when he wrote of Freud:‘if often he was wrong and, at times, absurd,/to us he is no more a person/now but a whole climate of opinion/under which we conduct our different lives’
This was a quite helpful introduction to Freud. It provides a quite clear outline of the main psychoanalytic theories and it includes explanations of key psychoanalytic terms.However, it is perhaps too didactic for my taste and a bit chaotic at times. In addition, there is not enough emphasis on Freud's constant revision of his theories, or at least, the evolution of psychoanalysis is not clear enough. Apart from that, there is an obvious neglect of Freud's theories of traumatic memory, which is precisely the part I was most interested in. I mean, they are mentioned but just in passing. In addition, the writer seems to feel guilty that Freud had no idea about "what a woman wants" and tries to somehow cover up for him.It is a good introduction for college students, but it is not detailed enough, even though all in all it makes a good introductory summary for anyone who is interested in getting an overview of Freud's most important theories.
This is an excellent little book giving a clear overview of Freud's major ideas and writings. It has a long list in the back of the book of recommended and not so recommended further readings on Freud. This is a scholarly work that is easy to read; the summaries at the end of most chapters are help too. A good introduction to Freud.
Overall a good basic study of Freud and his theories. Very straightforward and easy to read. Seemed a bit chaotic at times and had a few unnecessary "bunny trails." Definetely geared toward people who do not know a lot about his work.
Thorough; elegantly written; extremely helpful: one of the better books in this series.
Post-structuralist. Painful. Useful in parts, though.
This is a brilliant, clear, accessible book.
i cannot read this book!!