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← Freud and psycho-analysis: still useful?

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Comment 6 by Red Dog :

From the standpoint of the history of Western thought I still think Freud was a brilliant man and made significant contributions. I think of him somewhat like Aristotle, he got almost everything wrong but sometimes just asking the right questions (even if you come up with all the wrong answers) can be a step in the right direction.

I tend to agree, though I see him more like Schopenhauer rather than Aristotle.

It's extremely important to distinguish, whenever possible, fact from fiction. But, it's equally important not to be afraid of acknowledging the possibility of very ugly facts. Without accepting this possibility no real science is possible.

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:29:55 UTC | #885759