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Freud i: From Biology to Psychology

  • Roger Horrocks

Abstract

It is astonishing how tenacious Christian attitudes to sex have been in Western culture. They still surround us, and no doubt exist in all of us, at least in an unconscious form. But over the last five hundred years or more, changes have occurred in society and in human thought that began the slow disruption, and eventually perhaps the disintegration, of the dominant Christian world-view.

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Child Sexual Abuse Sexual Desire Human Sexuality Sexual Drive External Reality 
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