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Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 607–624 | Cite as

Freud, Science, and Soul: A Review Essay

Claude Barbre
  • Claude Barbre
Review Essay
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FREUD: INVENTOR OF THE MODERN MIND. By Peter D. Kramer. 213 pp. New York: Atlas Books and the HarpersCollins Publishers, 2006, $21.95.

FREUD. By Jonathan Lear. 278 pp. New York and London: Routledge Publishers, 2005, $24.95.

FREUD: DARKNESS IN THE MIDST OF VISION. By Louis Breger. 472 pp. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2000, $30.

The sesquicentennial celebration of Sigmund Freud’s birth has revivified ancient debates about Freud’s creative legacy and the empirical viability of his psychoanalytic suppositions. Peter Kramer’s new book explores how Freud’s ideas, and the manner in which he communicated these psychoanalytic claims, grew out of his own life struggles and character. Jonathan Lear presents a “philosophical introduction” that seeks to show why these ideas still matter in terms of addressing philosophical problems that continue to concern us. Anticipating the 2006 anniversary, Louis Breger’s book offers the reader an updated, spell-binding biography that draws from newly...

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Cocaine Spiritual Belief Italic Mine Scientific Psychology Modern Mind 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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