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  1. Socrates Meets Freud: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Psychology
    Socrates Meets Freud: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Psychology
    Socrates Meets Freud: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Psychology
    Socrates Meets Freud: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Psychology
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  2. Socrates Meets Freud: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Psychology

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"Probably no single thinker since Jesus has influenced the thoughts and lives of more people living in the Western world today than Sigmund Freud. Even agnostics like William Barrett, in Irrational Man, and atheists like Nietzsche, agree that the single most radical change in the last thousand years of Western civilization has been the decline of religion. And the four most influential critics of religion have certainly been Nietzsche, Marx, Darwin, and Freud. Of the four, Freud is by far the most popular No name is more associated with, and in fact responsible for, "the sexual revolution" than Freud. And no revolution in history, at least none since the one around a cross and an empty tomb, and perhaps even none since the one around a snake and an apple, has been more life-changing, and has more potential to continue to be more radically life-changing in the future, than the sexual revolution. To see this, just read Huxley's Brave New World. (And remember that Huxley was far from being a theist.) Freud wore three hats. Freud was (1) a practicing psychoanalyst (indeed, the inventor of psychoanalysis), (2) a professional theoretical psychologist and sociologist, and (3) an amateur philosopher. This book explores only his philosophy, for that is the point of his intersection with Socrates. If Socrates is right in his deepest convictions about the power of reason and the importance of philosophy, Freud's philosophy is the ultimate source, foundation, explanation, and justification for his psychology"--

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Peter Kreeft
St. Augustines Press
St. Augustines Press
St. Augustines Press
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Freud is no longer respected by most psychiatrists, scientists, or philosophers but still influences the public because of his terminology and his claim that most problems are caused by one's suppression of one's sexual desires. This book is the latest in a series of books where the famous philosopher Socrates asks a famous person questions about that person's most important book. This brings out key aspects and possible inconsistencies in that person's philosophy.

At first Socrates has to carefully cajole Freud into a dialogue because Freud thinks "all reasoning is only rationalizing" and "reason is the servant of desire". But Socrates succeeds in luring Freud into a discussion of his last and most philosophical book, "Civilization and its Discontents". They discuss many things: religion, atheism, materialism, the pleasure principle, the "orgasm" standard, the reality principle, and the civilization paradox.
Socrates, an agnostic, gets Freud to admit that neither... Read more
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