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Encyclopedia Entries on Freud

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199862986
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949762 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0005
Encyclopedia Entries on Freud

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Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) was the father of psychoanalysis, which is both a technique for exploring the mind and a method of psychological therapy. While some of his views remain controversial, many of his central concepts have become part of our common self-understanding. Whether talking about obsessive-compulsive and other neuroses, anal character traits, narcissism, transference and displaced feelings, sublimated instincts, the ego and the id, slips of the tongue, and on indefinitely, we use his language and his theories to describe and explain our lives. This chapter discusses Freud's views on ethics, perversions, and psychoanalysis.

Keywords: ethics; perversions; psychoanalysis; Sigmund Freud; neuroses

Chapter.  6298 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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