Freud--Self-Knowledge as Salvation

Gorer, Geoffrey
May 1956
New Republic;5/7/56, Vol. 134 Issue 19, p17
The article focuses on Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis. Freud is regarded as the man who first called attention to the intensity of emotions, loves and hates and fears of childhood. The article considers it disgraceful that his discoveries are being exploited for profit and explains that Freud's influences persist in the three different forms which includes psychology, philosophy, and a technique of therapy. In his analysis of the primary process, the language of dreams and early childhood, Freud provided the grammar of a language hitherto only spoken by poets and prophets, at least loud enough for other men to hear.


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