The Ego and the Id

The Ego and the Id The Ego and the Id ranks high among the works of Freud s later years The heart of his concern is the ego which he sees battling with three forces the id the super ego and the outside world Of the v

The Ego and the Id ranks high among the works of Freud s later years The heart of his concern is the ego, which he sees battling with three forces the id, the super ego, and the outside world.Of the various English translations of Freud s major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological WoThe Ego and the Id ranks high among the works of Freud s later years The heart of his concern is the ego, which he sees battling with three forces the id, the super ego, and the outside world.Of the various English translations of Freud s major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey.Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself the rest were prepared under his supervision The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions.

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  1. Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality He is regarded as one of the most influential and controversial minds of the 20th century.Sigismund later changed to Sigmund Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia now Pribor in the Czech Republic His father was a merchant The family moved to Leipzig and then settled in Vienna, where Freud was educated Freud s family were Jewish but he was himself non practising.In 1873, Freud began to study medicine at the University of Vienna After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital He collaborated with Josef Breuer in treating hysteria by the recall of painful experiences under hypnosis In 1885, Freud went to Paris as a student of the neurologist Jean Charcot On his return to Vienna the following year, Freud set up in private practice, specialising in nervous and brain disorders The same year he married Martha Bernays, with whom he had six children.Freud developed the theory that humans have an unconscious in which sexual and aggressive impulses are in perpetual conflict for supremacy with the defences against them In 1897, he began an intensive analysis of himself In 1900, his major work The Interpretation of Dreams was published in which Freud analysed dreams in terms of unconscious desires and experiences.In 1902, Freud was appointed Professor of Neuropathology at the University of Vienna, a post he held until 1938 Although the medical establishment disagreed with many of his theories, a group of pupils and followers began to gather around Freud In 1910, the International Psychoanalytic Association was founded with Carl Jung, a close associate of Freud s, as the president Jung later broke with Freud and developed his own theories.After World War One, Freud spent less time in clinical observation and concentrated on the application of his theories to history, art, literature and anthropology In 1923, he published The Ego and the Id , which suggested a new structural model of the mind, divided into the id, the ego and the superego.In 1933, the Nazis publicly burnt a number of Freud s books In 1938, shortly after the Nazis annexed Austria, Freud left Vienna for London with his wife and daughter Anna.Freud had been diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in 1923, and underwent than 30 operations He died of cancer on 23 September 1939.

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  1. The entire history of 19th Century can be written through the biography of three revolutionary thinkers Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, sigmund Freud Freud has changed our understanding of human behavior, using analogies based on jokes, philosophy of Sophocles and Shakespeare s Macbeth His theories have been influencing literary fields to this day For me, it is hard to name any Woody Allen film without Freudian reference, such is influence of Freud on cinema Being a Freudian atheist, I must confess t [...]

  2. The Ego and the Id is the product of Freud s clinical work and thinking about the structure of the Psyche A theme of the books is the way the largely unconscious and primal Id or It conflicts with the Superego or Ego Ideal , and how the Ego attempts to mediate between them This is a quick read, and Freud s writing and style of argument are very clear and easy to follow Although someone with no knowledge of psychoanalysis or Freud s language would have to do some extra work to get a good handle o [...]

  3. Underwhelmed, Freud s abstract and speculative ideas here Categories are not reduced or firmly bound as normal so it is hard to work with Main ideas Three states conscious, unconscious actively repressed , preconscious not actively repressed All perceptions are either from without sense perceptions or within feelings or sensations and are conscious Only previously experienced sense perceptions can become conscious, and sensations but not feelings become conscious by transforming themselves into [...]

  4. These awkward moments, when you get these awkward feelings, when you have these awkward revelations about things you do for all your life and you can t name or theorize That s a pleasure that this book bring of course that s not the main thing here but it will be unjust not to mention it.A wonderful read, for the first time Freudian readers, you must know that Freud s theory are not static, he has changed a lot of them.The Ego and the Id, marks various changes on his subject of the unconscious.A [...]

  5. I didn t expect while reading this book to figure how genius Destovesky is One chapter was like reading Freud s commentary on Destovesky s novel Crime and Punishment, or in another way, I couldn t understand some Freud s theories without having in mind Destovesky s story I also used to think Freud a strict man this book showed me exactly the opposite Only a small part of this book was very theoretical and utterly without a practical or historical proof

  6. You were some crazy cokehead and thats why we love you Fact is maybe most people dont work this way, what Freud did was provide a simplistic USABLE framework for laypeople to discuss mental health He provided terminology and insight that allowed people to develop their own understanding of self Right is irrelevant My boy made waves.

  7. wacky, but not as wacky as Beyond the Pleasure Principle feel like I have a better grasp of many concepts, ego id superego unconscious etc I mean he still a confused ass hole tho but I like the book

  8. Man, Freud has the uncanny ability to make me feel really stupid I mean its the translated version and I still can t understand his sentances I gave this three stars not because it was a good read, or because it was fun and interesting it was actually dry and booring as hell but because of it s importance to the psychological understanding of the human being I like what he has to say I disagree with alot of it, but I do think he was on to something it s a pity Freud and Jung had such a split, be [...]

  9. Three stars because it s important to larger conversations, but I m looking at this stuff again and remembering why I got so annoyed with it Reductive synopsis The male model is the norm even anatomically the female departs from it The penis is the premise the given the phallus upon which arguments are made and conclusions drawn If a woman gives birth to a baby, the child is only a symbolic substitute for the penis and the phallus the power that comes from having the penis.

  10. Nothing else defines the psyche in a better logical manner Lets one take the crap out of reality and define it for his self in a sublime manner To each his own Do disagree with the Oedipus Complex, not in entirety, but in certain extreme rationalizations Freud makes in linking it to the formation of the ego.Should be a mandatory text in school curriculum.

  11. Before reading Freud it s always good to know where he s coming from but if you are open to accepting things that initially seem bizzarre then Freud is for you Though certain aspects of his theories were far fetched, most of Freudian views are the basis of all psychological theory.

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