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5.0 out of 5 stars Freud Claptrap
The reason this thinking is 'fashionable' is because we've moved on a century from the original cases. All seven of them (or however many there was... all from a certain portion of society at a certain point in time). Let's have a look at what women could be incarcerated for at this point in time... at their husband's demand being one example...... Freud's thinking is so...
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1.0 out of 5 stars authorised nonsense
Frederick Crews has been moaning and groaning about Freud's enduring influence for well over a decade without contributing a single interesting, considered or coherent comment to the debate. In this volume, Crews presents abridged samples from his Freud-bashing idols and over-inflates the quality and the significance of their scholarship with his sneery, self-regarding...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freud Claptrap, 13 Dec 2007
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This review is from: Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend (Paperback)
The reason this thinking is 'fashionable' is because we've moved on a century from the original cases. All seven of them (or however many there was... all from a certain portion of society at a certain point in time). Let's have a look at what women could be incarcerated for at this point in time... at their husband's demand being one example...... Freud's thinking is so problematic and his methodologies so flawed. The fact that his thinking still infiltrates our society today is deeply worrying. This type of criticism of his work is essential...
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a witty, skeptical, compelling examination of Freud's legacy, 22 Oct 1998
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Frederick Crews is the best writer on Freud, and he has gathered a must-read collection of essays that examine and debunk Freudian doctrines. Lively but fairminded,this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Freud truly said. Crews's introductory comments alone are worth the price of the book.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a critical,witty , yet pompous analysis of freud, 29 May 1999
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i cannot help feeling that this book was written in the author's mind map well before actual publication. Nevertheless, it is interesting reading. The front cover art is excellent.
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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars authorised nonsense, 10 July 2001
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This review is from: Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend (Paperback)
Frederick Crews has been moaning and groaning about Freud's enduring influence for well over a decade without contributing a single interesting, considered or coherent comment to the debate. In this volume, Crews presents abridged samples from his Freud-bashing idols and over-inflates the quality and the significance of their scholarship with his sneery, self-regarding prose. As an introduction to some of the critical material available, this book is fair. However, Freud raises complex questions ill-served by bite-sized chunks of longer arguments and previously published books. Anyone seriously interested in these debates over Freud should respect their complexity and read the original works- along side the often superior critiques by rather more sympathetic Freud scholars whose contribution to the debate Crews tellingly ignores.
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3 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very fashionable but groundless, 8 Nov 1999
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It is very fashionable nowadays to attack Sigmund Freud and his theories. This book is another example of this trend. Mr. Crews' efforts, however, hint to the fact that he does not fully understand the essence of psychoanalytic therapies...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Crews' work is beautiful but irrational., 27 Aug 1998
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Anyone, including Dr. Crews, who accedes to or depends upon the arguments of Stanley Fish has forfeited reason.
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