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Future of an Illusion

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ISBN-10: 0393008312

ISBN-13: 9780393008319

Edition: 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, Peter Gay

List price: $13.95
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In the manner of the eighteenth-century philosopher, Freud argued that religion and science were mortal enemies. Early in the century, he began to think about religion psychoanalytically and to discuss it in his writings. The Future of an Illusion (1927), Freud's best known and most emphatic psychoanalytic exploration of religion, is the culmination of a lifelong pattern of thinking.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.31" wide x 7.76" long x 0.29" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis, simultaneously a theory of personality, a therapy, and an intellectual movement. He was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Freiburg, Moravia, now part of Czechoslovakia, but then a city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the age of 4, he moved to Vienna, where he spent nearly his entire life. In 1873 he entered the medical school at the University of Vienna and spent the following eight years pursuing a wide range of studies, including philosophy, in addition to the medical curriculum. After graduating, he worked in several clinics and went to Paris to study under Jean-Martin Charcot, a neurologist who used hypnosis to treat the…    

Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.