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An Intellectual Biography



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The life and work of Sigmund Freud continue to fascinate general and professional readers alike. Joel Whitebook here presents the first major biography of Freud since the last century, taking into account recent developments in psychoanalytic theory and practice, gender studies, philosophy, cultural theory, and more. 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.

Product code: 9780521864183

ISBN 9780521864183
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW160xS30
No. Of Pages 494
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Freud's enduring appeal, as a thinker and as an individual, extends to both general readers and professionals. This highly readable biography, the first in English since 1998, addresses current issues in psychoanalysis, philosophy, gender studies, and social theory from a Freudian perspective, and illuminates the life of the man himself.