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  • Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind (Eminent Lives)

  • By: Peter D. Kramer
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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Referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis", Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the "talking cure" and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a brilliant innovator but also a man of troubling contradictions, sometimes tyrannical, often misrepresenting the course and outcome of his treatments to make the "facts" match his theories.

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  • A non Freudian view

  • By Alfredo Maranca on 12-21-16

A fascinating alternative view of Freud

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Reviewed: 12-21-15

What made the experience of listening to Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind (Eminent Lives) the most enjoyable?

Freud has undoubtedly done more to influence modern psychiatry and psychology than any other thinker. Yet his methods were unscientific by modern standards. He used no data and conducted no experiments. Furthermore, as Kramer beautifully elucidates, his successes as a clinician were greatly exaggerated. Nonetheless his insights have benefited many in psychotherapy--Kramer deftly navigates between the reality and myths of Freud--telling a fascinating story.

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