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  • Review: 'Becoming Freud' by Adam Phillips

    It's all about sex, Freud believed. And Marx thought economics determined everything, and Nietzsche's whole shtick was "God is dead." These vulgar conceptions wouldn't be so widespread if they didn't possess a kernel of truth. Marx held that economic relations were fundamental in important respects. Nietzsche did indeed announce God's passing (although similar formulations can be found in Hegel and Emerson before him). And for Sigmund Freud, sexuality goes to the very heart of our being, permeates our lives in surprising and paradoxical ways.
  • Review: 'Augustine' shows medical progress in primitive era

     Review: 'Augustine' shows medical progress in primitive era
    The doctor-patient relationship at the center of the striking debut feature "Augustine" is modern for its time, the late 19th century. Yet it feels primitive, and not merely because of what we know about the period's scientific limitations. As told by...

    Hedda Bolgar dies at 103; renowned psychoanalyst

    Hedda Bolgar dies at 103; renowned psychoanalyst
    Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103. Her mind was sharp, her zest for work keen, and her social...

    Are 'boobies' lewd and disruptive? Supreme Court asked to decide

    Are 'boobies' lewd and disruptive? Supreme Court asked to decide
    “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” is one of those famous aphorisms often mistakenly attributed to Sigmund Freud, who was keenly interested in all forms of sexual expression, especially the unconscious. But the founder of psychoanalysis...

    Good times for now [Editorial]

    Given the nature of his writings, its funny to think Sigmund Freud once remarked, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," but popular culture, if not history, credits him with the amusing quote. In light of the proliferation of butterflies this summer in...