Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Feb 22, 2001 - 167 pages
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Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, developed a totally new way of looking at human nature. Only now, with the hindsight of the half-century since his death, can we assess his true legacy to current thought. As an experienced psychiatrist himself, Anthony Storr offers a lucid and objective look at Freud's major theories, evaluating whether they have stood the test of time, and in the process examines Freud himself in light of his own ideas. An excellent introduction to Freud's work, this book will appeal to all those broadly curious about psychoanalysis, psychology, and sociology.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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Great overview of Freud's life, personality, and work. - Goodreads
It's not the best introduction to Freud by a long way - Goodreads
Clear and concise intro to Freud. - Goodreads
A very critical introduction, and rightly so. - Goodreads
Short, clear introduction to the works of Dr. Freud. - Goodreads

Review: Freud: A Very Short Introduction (Meisterdenker)

User Review  - Johannes Bertus - Goodreads

A very critical introduction, and rightly so. Freud's ideas seem horribly contrived, unscientific and often just plain wrong. The most interesting ones (like the nature of subconscious) get little ... Read full review

Review: Freud: A Very Short Introduction (Meisterdenker)

User Review  - Kathie H - Goodreads

The Very Short Introduction series is indispensable to me. I began with Schopenhauer & continued with Freud. Accessible & readable even for a novice like me, I found this book hard to put down. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Anthony Storr qualified as a doctor in 1944. He subsequently specialized in psychiatry, trained as an analyst, and taught psychotherapy at Oxford. His books include The Integrity of the Personality (1960), The Dynamics of Creation (1972), Jung (1973), Solitude (1988), and Music and the Mind (1992). He is an Emeritus Fellow of Green College, Oxford.

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