Psychoanalysis, Pseudo-Science and Testability

  • Frank Cioffi
Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 19)


Karl Popper says psychoanalysis is a pseudo-science others deny this. What is Popper’s conception of pseudo-science and why docs he hold Freud’s psychoanalysis to be an example of one? What would it take to show that Freud’s theory is pseudo-scientific?


Positive Instance Psychoanalytic Theory Sexual Constitution Mere Possession Apparent Falsification 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Dordrecht/Boston/Lancaster 1985

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