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Sigmund Freud ( FROYD, German: [ˈziːgmʊnd ˈfrɔʏd]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for evaluating and treating pathologies seen as originating from conflicts in the psyche, through dialogue between patient and psychoanalyst, and the distinctive theory of mind and human agency derived from it.Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire. He qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1881 at the University of Vienna. Upon completing his habilitation in 1885, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology and became an affiliated professor in 1902. Freud lived and worked in Vienna having set up his clinical practice there in 1886. Following the German annexation of Austria in March 1938, Freud left Austria to escape Nazi persecution. He died in exile in the United Kingdom in 1939. In founding psychoanalysis, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Freud's redefinition of sexuality to include its infantile forms led him to formulate the Oedipus complex as the central tenet of psychoanalytical theory. His analysis of dreams as wish-fulfilments provided him with models for the clinical analysis of symptom formation and the underlying mechanisms of repression. On this basis Freud elaborated his theory of the unconscious and went on to develop a model of psychic structure comprising id, ego and super-ego. Freud postulated the existence of libido, sexualised energy with which mental processes and structures are invested and which generates erotic attachments, and a death drive, the source of compulsive repetition, hate, aggression, and neurotic guilt. In his later work Freud developed a wide-ranging interpretation and critique of religion and culture. Though in overall decline as a diagnostic and clinical practice, psychoanalysis remains influential within psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and across the humanities. It thus continues to generate extensive and highly contested debate concerning its therapeutic efficacy, its scientific status, and whether it advances or hinders the feminist cause. Nonetheless, Freud's work has suffused contemporary Western thought and popular culture. W. H. Auden's 1940 poetic tribute to Freud describes him as having created "a whole climate of opinion / under whom we conduct our different lives". Biography Early life and education Sigmund Freud was born to Ashkenazi Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire (in Czech Příbor, now Czech Republic), the first of eight children. Both of his parents were from Galicia. His father, Jakob Freud, a wool merchant, had two sons, Emanuel and Philipp, by his first marriage. Jakob's family were Hasidic Jews and, although Jakob himself had moved away from the tradition, he came to be known for his Torah study. He and Freud's mother, Amalia Nathansohn, who was 20 years younger and his third wife, were married by Rabbi Isaac Noah Mannheimer on 29 July 1855. They were struggling financially and living in a rented room, in a locksmith's house at Schlossergasse 117 when their son Sigmund was born. He was born with a caul, which his mother saw as a positive omen for the boy's future.In 1859, the Freud family left Freiberg. Freud's half-brothers immigrated to Manchester, England, parting him from the "inseparable" playmate of his early childhood, Emanuel's son, John. Jakob Freud took his wife and two children (Freud's sister, Anna, was born in 1858; a brother, Julius born in 1857, had died in infancy) firstly to Leipzig and then in 1860 to Vienna where four sisters and a brother were born: Rosa (b. 1860), Marie (b. 1861), Adolfine (b. 1862), Paula (b. 1864), Alexander (b. 1866). In 1865, the nine-year-old Freud entered the Leopoldstädter Kommunal-Realgymnasium, a prominent high school. He proved to be an outstanding pupil and graduated from the Matura in 1873 with honors. He loved literature and was proficient in German, French, Italian, Spanish, English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek.Freud entered the University of Vienna at age 17. He had planned to study law, but joined the medical faculty at the university, where his studies included philosophy under Franz Brentano, physiology under Ernst Brücke, and zoology under Darwinist professor Carl Claus. In 1876, Freud spent four weeks at Claus's zoological research station in Trieste, dissecting hundreds of eels in an inconclusive search for their male reproductive organs. In 1877, Freud moved to Ernst Brücke's physiology laboratory where he spent six years comparing the brains of humans with those of other vertebrates such as frogs, lampreys as well as also invertebrates, for example crayfish. His research work on the biology of nervous tissue proved seminal for the subsequent discovery of the neuron in the 1890s. Freud's research work was interrupted in 1879 by the obligation to undertake a year's compulsory military service. The lengthy downtimes enabled him to complete a commission to translate four essays from John Stuart Mill's collected works. He graduated with an MD in March 1881. Early career and marriage In 1882 Freud began his medical career at Vienna General Hospital. His research work in cerebral anatomy led to the publication in 1884 of an influential paper on the palliative effects of cocaine, and his work on aphasia would form the basis of his first book On Aphasia: A Critical Study, published in 1891. Over a three-year period, Freud worked in various departments of the hospital. His time spent in Theodor Meynert's psychiatric clinic and as a locum in a local asylum led to an increased interest in clinical work. His substantial body of published research led to his appointment as a university lecturer or docent in neuropathology in 1885, a non-salaried post but one which entitled him to give lectures at the University of Vienna.In 1886 Freud resigned his hospital post and entered private practice specializing in "nervous disorders". The same year he married Martha Bernays, the granddaughter of Isaac Bernays, a chief rabbi in Hamburg. Freud was, as an atheist, dismayed at the requirement in Austria for a Jewish religious ceremony and briefly considered, before dismissing, the prospect of joining the Protestant 'Confession' to avoid one. A civil ceremony for Bernays and Freud took place on 13 September and a religious ceremony took place the following day, with Freud having been hastily tutored in the Hebrew prayers. The Freuds had six children: Mathilde (b. 1887), Jean-Martin (b. 1889), Oliver (b. 1891), Ernst (b. 1892), Sophie (b. 1893), and Anna (b. 1895). From 1891 until they left Vienna in 1938, Freud and his family lived in an apartment at Berggasse 19, near Innere Stadt. On 8 December 1897 Freud was initiated into the German Jewish cultural associa.... Discover the Sigmund Freud popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Sigmund Freud books.

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    Sigmund Freud

    Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Sigmund Freud est l'un des savants qui ont le plus marqué la pensée du XXe siècle. Parti d'une recherche sur l'étiologie des névroses, il a créé une œuvre qui déborde largement le ...

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    The Violet Hour

    Katie Roiphe

    From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak,...

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    The Book of Eels

    Patrik Svensson

    Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world’s most elusive fishthe eeland a reflection on the human cond...

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    Sigmund Freud

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in ...

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    Jacques Sédat

    « Je suis constamment convaincu de ma faillibilité. »... « Vaisje aboutir à quelque chose ? Je n’en sais rien. » Que ce soit à Jung en 1906 ou à Ferenczi en 1911, Fr...

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    Peter D. Kramer

    Referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the "talking cure" and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a ...

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    Freud

    Frederick Crews

    From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creatorSince the 1970s, Sigmund Freud’s scientific reputation has b...

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    Matt Ffytche

    Drawing on the latest research, an engaging and nuanced biography of Freud that argues for his continuing relevance.However much his work has been reviled or contested, Sigmund Fre...

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    Ludwig Marcuse

    Kaum etwas hat den Blick auf das menschliche Dasein so verändert wie die Psychoanalyse. Ebenso geist wie kenntnisreich stellt Ludwig Marcuse, einer der »gescheitesten Schriftstelle...

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    Este libro electrónico contiene las obras completas de Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freuda fue un médico neurólogo austriaco, padre del psicoanálisis y una de las mayores figuras intele...

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    Hans-Martin Lohmann

    Sigmund Freud (18561939) hat wie kaum ein anderer die Debatte um das Selbstverständnis des modernen Menschen bereichert. Auch wenn Befürworter und Gegner über seine Erfindung, die ...

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    D Brown

    Sigmund Freud was a pioneer in the field of psychology, and his theories about the mind and behavior have had a significant impact on Western thought. In this book, you'll learn ab...

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    The Brothers Karamazov

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky & David McDuff

    'The most magnificent novel ever written' Sigmund FreudThe murder of brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov changes the lives of his sons irrevocably: Mitya, the sensualist, whose bitte...

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    Saving Freud

    Andrew Nagorski

    A dramatic true story about Sigmund Freud’s lastminute escape to London following the German annexation of Austria and the group of friends who made it possible.In March 1938, Germ...

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    Ideas

    Peter Watson

    Peter Watson's hugely ambitious and stimulating history of ideas from deep antiquity to the present dayfrom the invention of writing, mathematics, science, and philosophy to the ri...

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    Arianna Huffington

    Cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decisionmaking and ...

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    Helen W. Puner

    Freud's development of psychoanalysis is one of the great fault lines of twentiethcentury cultural history. The field as such provides one of the great professional dramas of o...

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    David Cohen

    The “gripping” true story of the founder of psychoanalysisand how he made it out of Austria after the Nazi takeover (The Independent).   Sigmund Freud was not a practicing Jew...

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    Dreamland

    Kevin Baker

    A literary tour de force, a magnificent chronicle of a remarkable era and a place of dreamsIn a stunning work of imagination and memory, author Kevin Baker brings to mesmerizing li...

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    An Anatomy of Addiction

    Howard Markel

    Acclaimed medical historian Howard Markel traces the careers of two brilliant young doctorsSigmund Freud, neurologist, and William Halsted, surgeonshowing how their powerful addict...

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    Lars Sjögren

    Sigmund Freuds aktualitet växer för varje dag och litteraturen om hans liv och verk blir alltmer omfattande. Detta är den första bok skriven på svenska som överblickar Freuds hela ...

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    El caso 'Nina', la enuresis infantil, la aplicación de la hipnosis para corregir la sordomudez. He allí algunas de las nuevas entradas que este libro impone al siempre inco...

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    Ernest Jones

    Ernest Jones’s threevolume The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud was first published in the mid1950s. This edited and abridged volume omits the portions of the trilogy that dealt prin...

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    Silvia Lippi

    Il genio di Freud è largamente riconosciuto non solo nel campo della psicoanalisi. Le sue teorie hanno rivoluzionato in modo definitivo il pensiero occidentale. Ma quello che colpi...

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    The Collected Works of Sigmund Freud is a collection of classic novels by one of the greatest neurologists in history. The included works of Sigmund Freud are Dream Psychology, A G...

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    Marta Da Re

    Questo ritratto ti presenta l’uomo Freud, prima ancora del medico, padre della psicoanalisi, e del superbo filosofo e scrittore. L’uomo Freud, con le sue fragilità, le sue incertez...

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    Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button.  Al...

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    Sigmund Freud The Ultimate Collection is an extensive compilation of the writings of one of the most important neurologists in history. The included works of Sigmund Freud are Dre...

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    Élisabeth Roudinesco

    La biografía definitiva de un personaje clave del siglo XX que revolucionó la idea del ser humano.Ganadora de los premios literarios franceses Prix Decèmbre y Prix de Prixy traduci...

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    Robert Bocock

    First Published in 2002. To those who see Freud solely as a psychologist and a psychotherapist it may be surprising to find him discussed as a major contributor to sociology. In th...

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    Élisabeth Roudinesco

    Après des décennies de commentaires apologétiques et de dénonciations violentes, nous avons bien du mal aujourd'hui à savoir qui était vraiment Sigmund Freud. Or, depuis la publica...

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    Sigmund Freud & Philip Dossick

    In creating psychoanalysis, a method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the...

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    Pamela Thurschwell

    The work of Sigmund Freud has penetrated almost every area of literary theory and cultural studies, as well as contemporary culture. Pamela Thurschwell explains and contextualises ...

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    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freuda fue un médico neurólogo austriaco de origen judío, padre del psicoanálisis y una de las mayores figuras intelectuales del siglo XX.

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    The Hidden Habits of Genius

    Craig Wright

    “An unusually engaging book on the forces that fuel originality across fields.” Adam GrantLooking at the 14 key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsess...

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    Rosa Romano Toscani

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    Marc Pepiol Martí

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    The Question of God

    Armand Nicholi

    "This elegantly written and compelling comparison of the worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis provides a riveting opportunity to consider the most important questions mankin...

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    Sigmund Freud & A.A. Brill

    This classic edition of The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud includes complete texts of six works that have profoundly influenced our understanding of human behavior, ...

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    Michael Jacobs

    Praise for the First Edition: `This is the Second Edition of a book first published in 1992 as part of the Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy series edited by Windy Dryde...

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    Stefan Zweig

    «Un jeune neurologue étudie l’explication de l’hystérie. Plus rapidement qu’il ne le croit, ce problème lui découvre ses abîmes. Mais là, dans ces profondeurs, un nouveau problème ...

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    Jean-Michel Quinodoz

    JeanMichel Quinodoz introduces the essential life and work of Sigmund Freud, from the beginning of his clinical experiences in Vienna in the 1880s to his final years in London in t...

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    Gilbert Garibal

    La psychanalyse dite chaque année moribonde en raison des progrès des neurosciences et de la pharmacopée est maintenant plus que centenaire ... et continue de traverser le temps !...