A critical reassessment of one of the most controversial philosophers of the last century. Few figures have had so decisive and fundamental an influence on the course of modern cultural history as Sigmund Freud. Yet few figures also have inspired such intense controversy and continued debate. The criticisms directed against his ideas have tended to become better informed with the passing of time. With almost a hundred years of Freud scholarship to draw on, it is now possible, perhaps for the first time, to offer a considered and balanced judgement on the value both of Freud's thought and of the movement he founded. It is this which Richard Webster has set out to do in a book which provides both a lucid introduction to Freud's theories and a striking account of why it is that Freud is still widely regarded as the most important of all modern thinkers.
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Richard Webster studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of Why Freud Was Wrong: Sin, Science and Psychoanalysis (1995) among others. His website: www.richardwebster.net. contains many essays and reviews on Darwin, western science, the hidden authoritarianism of liberalism and on the role played by collective fantasies in history. He lives in Oxford.Review:
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Codice libro della libreria mon0000011177
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0297829858