Freud. An Intellectual Biography

Joel Whitebook

Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Offering a radically new portrait of the creator of psychoanalysis, this book explores the man in all his complexity alongside an interpretation of his theories that cuts through the stereotypes that surround him.

The development of Freud’s thinking is addressed not only in the context of his personal life, but also in that of society and culture at large, while the impact of his thinking on subsequent issues of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and social theory is fully examined. Whitebook demonstrates that declarations of Freud’s obsolescence are premature, and, with his clear and engaging style, brings this vivid figure to life in compelling and readable fashion. Lire la suite ... >>>