Path in Psychology

Freud on Interpretation

The Ancient Magical Egyptian and Jewish Traditions

Authors: Rieber, Robert W

  • New interpretation of historical influences on Freud’s thinking
  • Examination of ancient cultural traditions embedded in contemporary 19th century science
  • Special feature on the selection of bookplates in Freud’s circle and their meaning
  • Insights into key issues of interpretation of the mind
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This book presents new insights into Freud’s famous “discovery” of the unconscious and the subsequent development of psychoanalytic theories. The authors explore the original context in which these ideas arose and the central debate about mind as matter or something that transcends matter. In the course of this examination, it is demonstrated that Freud was influenced not only by the 19th century scientific milieu, but also by ancient cultures. While it is known that Freud was an avid collector of ancient artifacts and generally interested in these older cultures, this book systematically investigates their profound effect on his thinking and theorizing. Two major influences, Egyptian mythology and Jewish mysticism are analyzed in terms of similarities to Freud’s emerging ideas about the mind and its diseases. To further this line of investigation, Bakan supplies an illuminating discussion of what it means to interpret. Taken from the viewpoint that interpretation involves an u

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Origins and Groundwork of Psychoanalysis

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 1-8

  • From the Pharaohs to Freud: Psychoanalysis and the Magical Egyptian Tradition

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 9-37

  • On Interpretation of Mind

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 39-104

  • A History of the Rorschach Test and an Analysis of Bookplates of Famous Psychologists

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 105-136

  • Is Freud a Determinist?

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 137-145

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9692-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Freud on Interpretation
Book Subtitle
The Ancient Magical Egyptian and Jewish Traditions
Authors
Series Title
Path in Psychology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0637-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0637-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0636-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9692-3
Series ISSN
1574-048X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 154
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