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Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1917)

by Sigmund Freud

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These lectures were delivered by Freud during World War I. Never before, in the course of 30 years of lecturing at the University of Vienna, had he deliberately set down, with a view to publication, the full range of his theories and observations. This series, therefore, represents a stock-taking of psychoanalysis as it stood after the secession of Adler and Jung.… (more)



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Freud is lucid in this collection of lectures that provides an excellent working-basis for psychoanalysis at the time. While his thinking is a work constantly in development, the footnotes provide guidance and direction. He also tells a few dirty jokes, which is more than I can say for most analysts writing today.
  b.masonjudy | Apr 5, 2020 |
Året er 1927 og 27 forelesninger presenteres her som en introduksjon til psykoanalysen av Sigmund Freud sjøl. Han starter med de såkalte feilreaksjoner og går gjennom disse ganske detaljert og eksemplifisert og jevnfører med filologien og viser behovet for språk-kunnskap i tyding og fortolking av utsagn.
  lestrond | Dec 16, 2019 |
A solid Freud totem based on a series of lectures that were, seemingly, transcribed. This is pure Freud and the introduction really puts what you are reading in context. It is about the ideas, the endless flow of discovery about the inception of his field, that distinguishes and highlights Freud's work. Whether or not it was truthful is besides the point, what remains is still strong enough to stand on, point the way, guide, and surprise the reader.

4 stars- well earned! ( )
  DanielSTJ | Aug 1, 2019 |
Psychoanalysis is weird and complicated to understand and you need to have a lot of knowledge of the contemporary scientific community. But you also need to read the Father och Psychoanalyis own thoughts presented in his own words.
Not a book I would voluntarily read again though!
  asa_linde | Sep 6, 2016 |
  rouzejp | Sep 2, 2015 |
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Freud, Sigmundprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Šuvajevs, IgorsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gay, PeterIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, G. StanleyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, ErnestIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Renterghem, A.W. vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Richards, AngelaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riviere, JoanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strachey, JamesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tsalikoglou, FoteiniIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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E’ questo l’unico libro di Freud che ci dà la prospettiva totale della sua dottrina: le trentacinque celeberrime “lezioni”, che conducono il lettore a impadronirsi con ordinata gradualità del campo psicoanalitico nel suo insieme, sono una lettura davvero affascinante, di insuperato valore classico formativo, e al tempo stesso di vivissima attualità. Possiamo oggi, infatti, contentarci di orecchiare qualche risultato spicciolo di questa scienza profondamente innovatrice? Freud stesso ci avverte che gli “eclettici non sembrano tener conto che l’edificio della psicoanalisi, benché incompiuto, costituisce un’unità da cui nessuno può staccare elementi singoli a suo arbitrio”. La fama e la popolarità di Freud si fondarono in larga misura su questo libro, che per il rigore logico con cui sono presentati i materiali e l’estrema limpidità dell’esposizione fu subito considerato un capolavoro, ed ebbe, nel mondo intero, grandissima diffusione; troviamo in esso l’illustrazione esauriente della teoria psicoanalitica e delle sue applicazioni, e in più le opinioni di Freud su molte importanti questioni, come ad esempio l’educazione, la violenza, la guerra, la storia, la società, la religione, la femminilità.
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