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Author Saling, Michael
Title A Moment of Transition : Two Neuroscientific Articles by Sigmund Freud
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1990
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Descript 1 online resource (185 pages)
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Note COVER -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD Mortimer Ostow -- PREFACE -- PART ONE Introduction -- SECTION ONE Scope and objectives of the study -- SECTION TWO Description of the articles -- SECTION THREE The question of authorship -- SECTION FOUR Literature review -- SECTION FIVE Potential importance of the articles -- PART TWO Translations -- SECTION SIX Translators' notes -- SECTION SEVEN English translation of 'Aphasie' -- SECTION EIGHT English translation of 'Gehirn' -- PART THREE Exposition -- SECTION NINE Introductory remarks -- SECTION TEN Significance of 'Gehirn' for psychoanalysis -- SECTION ELEVEN Significance of 'Aphasie' for psychoanalysis -- SECTION TWELVE Significance of 'Aphasie' for neuroscience -- SECTION THIRTEEN Significance of 'Gehirn' for neuroscience -- SECTION FOURTEEN Summary and conclusions -- REFERENCES -- INDEX
Translations of two neuroscientific articles by Freud are presented here for the first time in English. Alongside these, the editors offer convincing arguments for their importance to both psychoanalysis and neuroscience. These articles helped provide the catalyst for the modern activity in the field, and will prove fascinating to anyone interested in the origins of this bold new movement.Between 1877 and 1900, Sigmund Freud published over one hundred neuroscientific works, only seven of which have previously appeared in English translation. Aphasie and Gehirn, the two articles presented in A Moment of Transition, were originally composed in 1888 as dictionary entries for the Handwortebuch der gesamten Medizin edited by Albert Villaret. They therefore date from a pivotal period of Freud's career when a growing interest in psychology had already begun to vie with strictly neurological endeavors; a shift of emphasis reflected in the novel and independent conceptual position adopted in both papers, prefiguring Freud's later work On Aphasia and certain aspects of the Project for a Scientific Psychology. Freud's professional development during this period is revealing. In 1885-86 he had studied under Jean-Martin Charcot in Paris. On his return to Vienna in 1886 he gave papers on hypnotism and hysteria, and made translations of Charcot's most recent lectures. In the following year he adopted Joseph Breuer's 'cathartic method' for the treatment of hysterical patients, and produced two reviews of hysteria and neurasthenia. In 1888 - the year of Aphasie and Gehirn - two further papers on hysteria were published.In the substantial commentary which accompanies the translations, Mark Solms and Michael Saling firstly establish Freud's authorship of the two articles, and then embark upon a critical examination of the literature so far devoted to them. They
discuss the potential importance of Aphasie and Gehirn, and present detailed arguments to demonstrate their significance both of the history of psychoanalysis and for the history of neuroscience
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Saling, Michael A Moment of Transition : Two Neuroscientific Articles by Sigmund Freud London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1990 9780946439928
Subject Brain.;Aphasia
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Alt Author Solms, Mark
Saling, Michael
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