Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud : Explorer of the Unconscious

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More than 50 years after his death in 1939, controversy still rages over Sigmund Freud's life and work. His early work with hysterics, his formulation of the subconscious, and his theories of human sexuality shocked his contemporaries in Vienna and gave the world a new way to explore the mind. Here, in clear and direct language, is the story of Freud's fascinating life, tracing his methods, his goals, and the development of his theories. From his early studies of neural structures to his later work as a philosopher of human civilization, this fast-paced, new biography shows the evolution of Freud's ideas, while offering keen insights into the life and mind of the man whose radical ideas have shaped the debate on the human mind for more than a century.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 157 pages
  • 173.7 x 245.4 x 16mm | 512.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0195099338
  • 9780195099331

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"In this beautifully crafted and well-illustrated new biography...[Muckenhoupt] tells most movingly the story of Freud's fascinating life and work.... This handsome volume should be intriguing not only to young adults and the general reader, but also (as an effective summary) to graduate students and professionals in the fields of mental health and the behavioral sciences."--Science Books & Films"College-level readers will find [Sigmund Freud] worthwhile.... [Muckenhoupt's] writing is clear, and she confronts several of Freud's strengths and weaknesses evenhandedly.... Merits inclusion in public and school libraries."--Library Journal"A balanced account of Freud's life, work, and times.... [A] good introduction to a still-controversial figure."--Kirkus Reviews"A highly readable biography.... A fascinating account of the father of psychoanalysis, and the times in which the great Austrian doctor lived.... Will interest and inform anyone--adults included--wanting an introduction to Freud's life and a balanced treatment of his major theories."--Kliatt "In this beautifully crafted and well-illustrated new biography...[Muckenhoupt] tells most movingly the story of Freud's fascinating life and work.... This handsome volume should be intriguing not only to young adults and the general reader, but also (as an effective summary) to graduate students and professionals in the fields of mental health and the behavioral sciences."--Science Books & Films "College-level readers will find [Sigmund Freud] worthwhile.... [Muckenhoupt's] writing is clear, and she confronts several of Freud's strengths and weaknesses evenhandedly.... Merits inclusion in public and school libraries."--Library Journal "A balanced account of Freud's life, work, and times.... [A] good introduction to a still-controversial figure."--Kirkus Reviews "A highly readable biography.... A fascinating account of the father of psychoanalysis, and the times in which the great Austrian doctor lived.... Will interest and inform anyone--adults included--wanting an introduction to Freud's life and a balanced treatment of his major theories."--Kliatt "In this beautifully crafted and well-illustrated new biography...[Muckenhoupt] tells most movingly the story of Freud's fascinating life and work.... This handsome volume should be intriguing not only to young adults and the general reader, but also (as an effective summary) to graduate students and professionals in the fields of mental health and the behavioral sciences."--Science Books & Films "College-level readers will find [Sigmund Freud] worthwhile.... [Muckenhoupt's] writing is clear, and she confronts several of Freud's strengths and weaknesses evenhandedly.... Merits inclusion in public and school libraries."--Library Journal "A balanced account of Freud's life, work, and times.... [A] good introduction to a still-controversial figure."--Kirkus Reviews "A highly readable biography.... A fascinating account of the father of psychoanalysis, and the times in which the great Austrian doctor lived.... Will interest and inform anyone--adults included--wanting an introduction to Freud's life and a balanced treatment of his major theories."--Kliatt "In this beautifully crafted and well-illustrated new biography...[Muckenhoupt] tells most movingly the story of Freud's fascinating life and work.... This handsome volume should be intriguing not only to young adults and the general reader, but also (as an effective summary) to graduate studentsand professionals in the fields of mental health and the behavioral sciences."--Science Books & Films"College-level readers will find [Sigmund Freud] worthwhile.... [Muckenhoupt's] writing is clear, and she confronts several of Freud's strengths and weaknesses evenhandedly.... Merits inclusion in public and school libraries."--Library Journal"A balanced account of Freud's life, work, and times.... [A] good introduction to a still-controversial figure."--Kirkus Reviews"A highly readable biography.... A fascinating account of the father of psychoanalysis, and the times in which the great Austrian doctor lived.... Will interest and inform anyone--adults included--wanting an introduction to Freud's life and a balanced treatment of his major theories."--Kliattshow more

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