By Joseph Schwartz
Psychoanalysis is arguably crucial highbrow improvement of the 20th century; phrases like repressed, neurotic, ego, and paranoid are actually a part of our daily vernacular. In Cassandra's Daughter, Joseph Schwartz offers the historical past of psychoanalysis from its origins within the nineteenth-century to the current day. Schwartz explains the pre-Freudian ways to psychological sickness, Freud's personal theories, and the controversies provoked by way of Freudian idea within the analytic group. He then specializes in Freud's colleagues, opponents, successors, and detractors together with Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Harry Stack Sullivan, Melanie Klein, and Erich Fromm. Schwartz contextualizes rival colleges and interpretations in addition to probing the connection among psychoanalysis, physics, and biology, whereas debunking the feedback that psychoanalysis isn't a sound technological know-how.
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H e did not reply 'So much the worse for the theory, clinical facts come first' or words to that effect; but he did say something which made a great impression on us: ' L a theorie c'est bon, mais ca n'empeche pas d'exister'. ] (p. 13) In Paris in 1885, there was still a career to be made. After a frustrating first t w o weeks in w h i c h F r e u d was simply one o f m a n y lonely, unnoticed foreign visitors to the Salpetriere, he broke through to C h a r c o t ' s circle by offering to translate C h a r c o t ' s famous F r i d a y lectures into G e r m a n .
A t university, F r e u d f o l l o w e d up his o r i g i n a l interest i n evolution by taking six courses in zoology a n d comparative anatomy w i t h C l a u s in his first three years a n d by b e c o m i n g i n the middle o f his third year a research student i n C l a u s ' s l a b o r a t o r y . C l a u s assigned F r e u d to investigate whether a certain lobe-shaped organ i n the eel, f o u n d by a c o m p e t i n g zoologist S i m o n Syrski, was capable of p r o d u c i n g sperm a n d was therefore a testicle (Reidel-Schrewe, 1994).
U n d e r conditions where academic advancement was difficult, Brucke may have d r a w n the line just short of F r e u d for any n u m b e r of reasons unrelated to F r e u d ' s abilities a n d m o t i v a t i o n . It the event, F r e u d endured feelings o f inferiority for the rest o f his 32 FREUD life - that he was not g o o d enough to make a successful career i n basic research. Freud's search for a p r o b l e m that he c o u l d uniquely make his o w n was to last for twenty years. H e considered a career as a dermatologist and even thought o f m o v i n g to A m e r i c a as his sister A n n a was to d o .