Thursday, November 30, 2006

I first read something by Freud ...

... when I was about 15. I don't remember what it was, but I do remember that it was something about the so-called Oedipal conflict. I also remember thinking itn was crap (to this day, I can't imagine how an rational person could buy such a notion). Subsequent reading of the doctor's writings never changed my mind. So I'm glad to see everyone is coming around to my point of view: Freud's Will to Power

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Kramer did the bio. on Freud. How interesting -- he's the guy who wrote _Listening to Prozac_ way back when (back when people were not only listening but doctors were beginning to write prescriptions by the thousands).

    But I think Kramer is onto something. Sigmund Freud did not really know himself. Read his "The Uncanny," a great little essay about how things that feel strange are really brought about by our hidden motivations. Unbeknownst to himself, SF tells us in his essay about how he keeps taking wrong turns (I think this is Vienna) and is continually surprised to find himself back on the street where the prostitutes live.

    Doctor, Know Thyself.