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We are not in a position to give so much as a hint as to the causes of these temporal disturbances of the process of development A prospect opens before us at this point upon a whole phalanx of biological and perhaps, too, of historical problems of which we have not even come within striking distance.I admire Freud in a similar way to that which I encounter Augustine Despite glaring mistakes, there is a pellucid grace to the prose The reasoning in a local sense is wonderful, despite the concl We are not in a position to give so much as a hint as to the causes of these temporal disturbances of the process of development A prospect opens before us at this point upon a whole phalanx of biological and perhaps, too, of historical problems of which we have not even come within striking distance.I admire Freud in a similar way to that which I encounter Augustine Despite glaring mistakes, there is a pellucid grace to the prose The reasoning in a local sense is wonderful, despite the conclusions being wrong It always is an instance of application The layered nature of conclusions is compelling in these Three Essays, the footnotes allude to the editing, insertion and omission which Freud adjusted his thoughts, all the while admitting that he was lost in the weeds and that we were all damaged goods The taxonomy of inversion and perversion is a ticklish curiosity Such must have been dangerously transgressive at the time Kinsey eventually told everyone that there isn t a normal and that we should all relax and self medicate.I read this as to bolster myself for further exploration and spelunking into Irigaray and Derrida Moreover, the kiss, one particular contact of this kind, between the mucous membrane of the lips of the two people concerned, is held in high sexual esteem among many nations including the most highly civilized ones , in spite of the fact that the parts of the body involved do not form part of the sexual apparatus but constitute the entrance to the digestive tract Freakin Freud, man. If you can talk to a person about this book without being judged as a psychopath or reported to police, I think that s where the most profound and farthest form of trust a homo sapien can witness. I suppose having an idea of how to think about Freud s work is necessary to begin to answer what one can does should think about it And truth be told, I m not sure how to think about Freud I will say, though, that reading Freud is a lotinteresting than reading about Freud Best to go right to the source, no Regardless, there is A LOT in here that is as important as the moment Freud s pen touched the page For one, and you won t read this in any reviews or general talk about this book, i I suppose having an idea of how to think about Freud s work is necessary to begin to answer what one can does should think about it And truth be told, I m not sure how to think about Freud I will say, though, that reading Freud is a lotinteresting than reading about Freud Best to go right to the source, no Regardless, there is A LOT in here that is as important as the moment Freud s pen touched the page For one, and you won t read this in any reviews or general talk about this book, it s surprising that the public at large has only recently begun to accept male homosexuality as a genuine manifestation of sexuality rather than a perversion when Freud condoned that very notion when this was published in 1905 Freud notes that we are all born sexually polymorphous Freud, however, did not invoke the reductionist biological theory often heard today, but instead poses an interesting little theory about identification with a strong female early in one s life If anything, Freud might concede that one is biologically predisposed to identify with such a strong female, but the presence of said person is obviously completely up to circumstance.I haven t read the feminist literature on Freud, though I d be interested in doing so As I understand it, there s quite a lot And that s entirely believable Freud theorizes about female sexuality, but the fact that he bases it on male sexuality makes it dubious from the start At any rate, this book is worth reading and maybe even reading again it s only like 160 pages The fact that Freud basically theorizes that the first few years of a person s life will dictate how that person forms relationships with others esp amorous relationships should be enough to put every potential and actual parent on full alert That being said, overweening parents are annoying, and to back it up, Freud attributes some of the trauma that can occur in infancy and early childhood, which can affect a child in either beneficial or adverse ways, to accidents that may or may not be preventable In fact, Freud notes that the doting parent is to blame for the neurotic obsessive male and hysteric female Freud s terms, not mine in that if a child is showered with affection as soon as he she demands it, that child will come to expect the same from a lover or even friends as one grows older Why does the male of such parents grow up to be neurotic obsessive and the female hysteric As I understand it, it is ostensibly because the male is to an extent comfortable with his sexuality and thus becomes obsessive with regards to his desire and its object Whereas the female is not comfortable with her desire, and the desire thus manifests itself as a strong aversion and the physical affects of hysteria Clearly a feminist critique can and has been applied here So, do Freud s theories hold up under the nearly 100 years of criticism and revision some friendly, some not I have no idea But, reading the original is the best way to even begin to form an opinion of how and what one should think about Freud ( DOWNLOAD E-PUB ) ☨ The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works 7 ☰ The Standard Edition of the complete works of the father of psychoanalysis the only definitive paperback edition on the market Translated from the German under the General Editorship of James Strachey in collaboration with Anna Freud assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan TysonFragment of an analysis of a case of hysteria Three essays on the theory of sexualityFreud s psycho analytic procedure On psychotherapy My views on the part played by sexuality in the aetiology of the neuroses Psychical or mental threatmentPsychopathic characters on the stage or this was really freaking weird i have nothing else to say about it Wow Now that s an evocative read.They sure don t make them like that any.If you have read any of my other reviews, you may already know that I m a reluctant and late convert to the psychoanalytic model And that is putting it politely I m actually a recovering ultra hater.In retrospect, my resistance to the analytic orientations was a real live case of reaction formation For those of y all that are unfamiliar, reaction formation is a quintessential Freudian idea posited by Anna Freud th Wow Now that s an evocative read.They sure don t make them like that any.If you have read any of my other reviews, you may already know that I m a reluctant and late convert to the psychoanalytic model And that is putting it politely I m actually a recovering ultra hater.In retrospect, my resistance to the analytic orientations was a real live case of reaction formation For those of y all that are unfamiliar, reaction formation is a quintessential Freudian idea posited by Anna Freud that people occasionally conceal shameful aspects of themselves by adopting an opposite frequently exaggerated counter stance For example, someone who is latently homophobic or racist, who adopts an overt, reactionary, obnoxiously woke attitude Life is full of examples.I need not go on I avoided even hated Freud and psychoanalytic theory, in part due to feeling insecure about my choice of professions.I became a therapist rather late in life and had a strong impulse to distinguish myself from aspects of the field that were insubstantial or otherwise unsound, maybe just to gain a sense of certainty and validity.I also have a lot of shame regarding psychotherapy s past foibles and transgressions I grew up in the 70s and 80s, during the time of peak therapy weirdness i.e psychodrama, primal therapy, and all other forms of cringeworthy catharsis oriented human potential movement, new age hippy shit As may be evident, I m still recovering from all that But now is not the time or place to further elaborate in any greater detail than what I have already over shared.So any way In my training and early career, I rejected Freudian ideas, and I gravitated to evidence based therapeutic modalities, grounded in experimental science and sound theoretical fundaments I m glad I did It s still my way of orienting as a therapist But recently, quite to my surprise, I have become increasingly open, amenable and even enad with Freud and the psychoanalytical model And it has vitalized my practice, world view, sense of self, way of being I could go on, but I won t Suffice it to say.That s a less than economical way prefacing the fact that I m a neophyte when it comes to Freud So take everything I have to say on the subject with a serious grain of salt In Three Essays on Sexuality, Freud attempts to clarify his theory of sexuality, most notably infantile sexuality, and integrate it within his meta theory of personality and the dynamic unconscious.In earlier works, Freud had made highly impolitic assertions that his female clients were experiencing traumatic symptoms due to exposure to sexual trauma This assertion may have tacitly implicated some of the rich and powerful men in Freuds community as perpetrators of rape and incest In later editions of Three Essays, Freud included the rather repugnant concept of penis envy, to explain the symptoms of his female clients Ostensibly as a way to back pedal on the afore mentioned MeToo 19th century edition stuff.Other late addition addendums included the concepts of castration anxiety, and the Oedipus complex.All of that stuff is what makes me gag on Freud in the bad way But the essential observation that people are implicitly motivated by survival and sexual needs are obviously prescient to our current understanding The largely unfiltered, fearless way Freud explores the topic of human sexuality is literally astounding, particularly his ideas on infant and pre adolescent sexuality Considering the fact that all of this took place in the early 1900s, these ideas were bold and advanced beyond belief Lastly Freuds work on homosexuality is ignorant by today s standards, but Freud is remarkably normalizing and non punitive in his exploration of the topic by 19th century standards.And his work in these two domains child sexual development and homosexuality are clearly evident in some of the most enlightened thinking on the subject to date.If Lady Gaga can drop Born This Way without getting run out of town by Ted Cruz and the Tiki Nazi s, than you have to prop Siggy Stardust for at least some of that rainbow goodness Just sayin Anyway I m venturing way outside of my depth here So again Take it all with a grain of salt I guess my real motive for all of this is to share my newfound interest and enthusiasm with all of y all Thanks for being along for the ride.Comments are welcomed and encouraged Is this the book that takes your innocence away, corrupts every fiber of your being and makes you think of anything but pure love when you see a mother breastfeeding her child Well, I need it for an article Oct 24, 18 How do you rate something like the Three Essays, which, though by no means enjoyable, signals one of the most significant paradigmatic shifts in thought in the past several centuries I gave the book an arbitrary 4 stars Frankly, I m no Freud expert my experience with his work largely comes from feminist readings OF Freud, rather than readings of his text Of course these essays are important From arguing towards a notion of universal perversion to elaborating on the natural sexual precoc How do you rate something like the Three Essays, which, though by no means enjoyable, signals one of the most significant paradigmatic shifts in thought in the past several centuries I gave the book an arbitrary 4 stars Frankly, I m no Freud expert my experience with his work largely comes from feminist readings OF Freud, rather than readings of his text Of course these essays are important From arguing towards a notion of universal perversion to elaborating on the natural sexual precocity of children, Freud in fact makes a number of truly radical motions in the text Particularly intriguing for a feminist reader, I think, are Freud s strange footnotes on the learning of heterosexuality which he argues requires as much explanation as inversion and his rejection of innate masculinity and femininity though at other moments, he certainly is no proto feminist Foucault argues that Freudor less makes material a shift that had been developing since the end of the eighteenth century that is, a shift to thinking of sex as the foundational explanatory tool for communicating identity but whether you love Freud or hate him, or simply find yourself bored to tears frustrated with all the internal contradictions of his text, you cannot really fathom a world of thought that escapes his grasp He pervades discussions of sex, gender, identity, sexuality in the most insidious and fundamental ways It s not a fun read, but it s certainly an important one if, like me, you want to stop pretending that you re familiar with his work actually become capable of holding your own in a debate on Freudian thought Godspeed A primordial text with, alas, a bad reputation.What is remarkable about Freud in these essays is that what people typically saw as abnormal or perverse sexual expression, is not seen as so abnormal by him.He states that sexual experiences from infantile age creates the underpinnings of personality, yet are also sequestered from narrative memory His evidence that sexual forces occur throughout life is based on the child s way of self soothing using thumb sucking as an example of a rhythmic A primordial text with, alas, a bad reputation.What is remarkable about Freud in these essays is that what people typically saw as abnormal or perverse sexual expression, is not seen as so abnormal by him.He states that sexual experiences from infantile age creates the underpinnings of personality, yet are also sequestered from narrative memory His evidence that sexual forces occur throughout life is based on the child s way of self soothing using thumb sucking as an example of a rhythmic repetition of a sucking contact by the mouth, thus transforming the location for nourishment into the location for sensual pleasure, displaying a polymorphously perverse disposition.Three Essays is a description of the development of the sexual instinct through the various stages from earliest infancy to puberty And in this description the concept of sexuality is modified, extended and redefined.The natural sexual precocity of children will never let me look at an infant the same way again Well fuck you Freud