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By Alfred I. Tauber | Comments: ( 909 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

Freud began university intending to study both medicine and philosophy But he was ambivalent about philosophy, regarding it as metaphysical, too limited to the conscious mind, and ignorant of empirical knowledge Yet his private correspondence and his writings on culture and history reveal that he never forsook his original philosophical ambitions Indeed, while Freud remFreud began university intending to study both medicine and philosophy But he was ambivalent about philosophy, regarding it as metaphysical, too limited to the conscious mind, and ignorant of empirical knowledge Yet his private correspondence and his writings on culture and history reveal that he never forsook his original philosophical ambitions Indeed, while Freud remained firmly committed to positivist ideals, his thought was permeated with other aspects of German philosophy Placed in dialogue with his intellectual contemporaries, Freud appears as a reluctant philosopher who failed to recognize his own metaphysical commitments, thereby crippling the defense of his theory and misrepresenting his true achievement Recasting Freud as an inspired humanist and reconceiving psychoanalysis as a form of moral inquiry, Alfred Tauber argues that Freudianism still offers a rich approach to self inquiry, one that reaffirms the enduring task of philosophy and many of the abiding ethical values of Western civilization.


  • Title: Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher
  • Author: Alfred I. Tauber
  • ISBN: 9780691145525
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher

  • Ed

    Tauber looks at Freud the positivist and critic of philosophy and asks what kind of philosopher he was and how he fits into the history of philosophy. The book is a bit long winded, but the last chapter sums things up well. Tauber wants to see Freud as an advocate of free will and therefore a moralist. Freud's insistence on the power of nature [in the form of the unconscious] in determining our lives makes this difficult. In the end Tauber sees Freud as an heir to Kant, Nietzsche and most especi [...]


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