The Mindless Self: Freud Triumphant

Rosenberg, Marjorie
December 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1991, Issue 18, p16
Describes the attempt of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud to fit human psychology into the straitjacket of nineteenth-century evolutionary biology. Extent to which Freud's sexual theory has penetrated into Western culture; Influence of Charles Darwin on Freud; Freud's view of the life stages of the individual; Effort made by Carl Jung to widen the meaning of Freud's term libido to make it stand not just for the sexual drives, but for a general mental energy.


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