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An intellectual biography of Sigmund Freud written from a sceptical point of view. The claim of the book is that Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was misled and misleading, bewitched by the simplicity of his own ideas.In its afterword, the book puts forward the opinion that the Recovered Memory movement (exposing child sex abuse) has Freud's fingerprints all over it.
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“Webster’s new book is so important, so original and so controversial that all those who are interested in Freud will have to read it. They will enjoy doing so. It is impossible to do justice to this book in a short review. It is one of the best books written on Freud and twentieth-century ideas of human nature.”
ANTHONY STORR,' Financial Times'
“Freud, as revealed in 'Why Freud was wrong', is no independent and fearless thinker, but a man who repeatedly fell under the spell of charismatic healers, and who behaved like the messianic founder of a great faith rather than the discoverer of a scientific truth. He constructed theories, particularly sexual ones, that were not scientific but religious theories in disguise, safe from the attacks of science precisely because he had the nerve and the effrontery to present them as science. Webster’s systematic analysis of Freud is of a man driven by ambition ... and precisely because he is at pains to give Freud the benefit of the doubt at virtually every turn, [he] is arguably the most devastating critic of them all.”
ANTHONY CLARE, 'Sunday Times'
“Masterly ... covers a lot of intellectual ground with great clarity and verve ... a very superior demolition job.”
JEROME BURNE, 'Independent'
“Intensely interesting ... the main thesis is of such importance that one hopes it will not be missed.”
NICHOLAS MOSLEY, 'Daily Telegraph'
“So brilliantly done and so accessible in style to any who have ever wondered about a dream or a Freudian slip that real damage is going to be done ... a lucid and credible picture.”
PAUL FERRIS, 'Spectator'
“With its trenchant assault on the empirical and logical foundations of Freud’s theory, building, and its cogent description of psychoanalysis as a religion, Webster’s book ... stands as a valid and important addition to the literature ... lethal in its total impact.”
PETER SWALES, 'Nature'
“Undoubtedly the most stimulating and significant book I have read this year: a study of the patriarchalism which has shaped Judaeo-Christian history, written with clarity and authority.”
PENELOPE MORTIMER, Books of the Year, 'Daily Telegraph'
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001699200
Book Description Fontana Press 03/06/1996, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Good. Five creases on spine and some shelf wear on cover. Also a crease on top corner of one page. Content is fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 073394-24
Book Description Fontana Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. Small amount of writing inside. Damage located on the book spine Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Seller Inventory # mon0001397992
Book Description Fontana Press, 1996. Condition: Used: Good. Paperback. Creasing and fading to spine. Light wear. Internally clean. Good condition. Seller Inventory # C10A40060
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Condition: Good. Softcover. HarperCollins, 1995. Softcover (15 x 23 cm), xxxiv, 673 pages, with notes, bibliography and index. ISBN: 0006384285. Good condition. Covers bumped, scuffed, heavily creased. Creased along spine. Pages tanning. Some page corners creased. Weight (before packaging): 525g. Seller Inventory # 3090
Book Description Fontana Press, London, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 0006384285 8vo - over 7ï¿½" - 9ï¿½" tall Near fine copy, flawless apart from tiny crease to back cover. No insc. or markings withint its 673 pp., incl. index & bibliog. Posted same day from Wilts. Seller Inventory # GS10644
Book Description Fontana Press, London, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. N.B. Slight rubbing to base of spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 045485