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Author Kreeft, Peter, author.

Title Socrates meets Freud : the father of philosophy meets the father of psychology : Socrates cross-examines the author of Civilization and its discontents / by Peter Kreeft.

Published South Bend, Indiana : St. Augustine's Press, [2014]


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 UniM Bail  150.1952092 KREE    AVAILABLE
Physical description v, 177 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1 Meeting 4 -- 2 Question 13 -- 3 Critique of Religion 19 -- 4 Changing the Question from the Objective to the Subjective 35 -- 5 Materialism and the Pleasure Principle 51 -- 6 Changing the Question Again: From the Question about Happiness to the Question about Unhappiness 69 -- 7 "Most Effective Method" 72 -- 8 Mysticism and Yoga 80 -- 9 Art and Science 87 -- 10 Imagination 101 -- 11 Insanity-and Religion 113 -- 12 What's Wrong with Love? 128 -- 13 Life's Great Koan Puzzle: You Can't Ever Get What You Want 151 -- 14 Paradox of Civilization: The Cure for Unhappiness Is the Cause of It 161 -- 15 Conclusion: Freud's Only Certainty: Absolute Relativism 170 -- 16 What Next? 175.
Summary "Probably no single thinker since Jesus has influenced the thoughts and lives of more people living in the Western world today than Sigmund Freud. Even agnostics like William Barrett, in Irrational Man, and atheists like Nietzsche, agree that the single most radical change in the last thousand years of Western civilization has been the decline of religion. And the four most influential critics of religion have certainly been Nietzsche, Marx, Darwin, and Freud. Of the four, Freud is by far the most popular No name is more associated with, and in fact responsible for, "the sexual revolution" than Freud. And no revolution in history, at least none since the one around a cross and an empty tomb, and perhaps even none since the one around a snake and an apple, has been more life-changing, and has more potential to continue to be more radically life-changing in the future, than the sexual revolution. To see this, just read Huxley's Brave New World. (And remember that Huxley was far from being a theist.) Freud wore three hats. Freud was (1) a practicing psychoanalyst (indeed, the inventor of psychoanalysis), (2) a professional theoretical psychologist and sociologist, and (3) an amateur philosopher. This book explores only his philosophy, for that is the point of his intersection with Socrates. If Socrates is right in his deepest convictions about the power of reason and the importance of philosophy, Freud's philosophy is the ultimate source, foundation, explanation, and justification for his psychology"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Imaginary conversations.
Standard Number 40023934493
ISBN 9781587318375 (paperback)
1587318377 (paperback)