Psychoanalysis' Glaring Omission
Its Failure to Encompass Nature Contributes to Global Warming (Vol. 2; Issue 27)
In an 1896 letter to his physician Wilhelm Fliess, Freud first coined the term, psychoanalysis (Gay, p. 103). Freud thereby launched the original, biologically based profession. Hoping it would evolve into a natural science, Freud’s foundational model considered human beings as seething cauldrons of barely contained sexual and aggressive impulses. The e…
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