Questo volume raccoglie i saggi con i quali la psicoanalisi uscì per la prima volta dal campo strettamente medico per tentare un'interpretazione radicalmente nuova della realtà umana. L'orrore per l'incesto, i sentimenti di odio e amore verso le figure genitoriali, legati al complesso edipico, trovano nel raffronto con la psicologia "primitiva" conferme e spunti per un ulteriore approfondimento. (piopas)
Totem and Taboo (1913), first published as a series of four articles between 1912 and 1913, is among Freud's most dazzling speculative texts.
Adducing evidence from "primitive" tribes, neurotic women, child patients traversing the oedipal phase, and speculations by Charles Darwin, James G. Frazer, and other modern scholars, Freud attempts to trap the moment that civilized life began. It stands as his most imaginative venture into the psychoanalysis of culture.
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This landmark collection of essays by the father of psychoanalysis explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization. Freud identifies a strong unconscious inclination as the basis of taboo, a forbidden behavior, and traces its earliest appearance to the childhood development of totemism.… (more)