The Oedipus Complex A Selection of Classic Articles on Sigmund Freud s Psychoanalytical TheoryThe Oedipus Complex A Selection of Classic Articles on Sigmund Freud s Psychoanalytical Theory

Hence the Œdipus hypothesis may be utilized to analyze everybody's activities, not those of the neurotic alone. ... Freud has shown in his “Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex” 2 that on rigid analysis the instinct of reproduction ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473357044


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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subject of psychology. The titles in this range include "The Psychology of Nervous Disorders" "Paranoia and Psychoanalysis" "The Psychological Treatment of Children" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "The Oedipus Complex" contains information on psychoanalysis. It is intended to illustrate aspects of the Oedipus complex and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Driven by HopeDriven by Hope

Much of Freud's career was haunted and energized by the dilemma of distinguishing intentions ( or wishes ) from acts . ... So it seems particularly notable that in this case of the Oedipus story , Freud , the apostle of the authority of ...

Author: James E. Dittes

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664256775


Page: 142

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In this book, James Dittes invites men to embrace their spiritual--and decidedly masculine--way in the world. Dittes confronts negative stereotypes and offers male-affirming alternatives to the understanding of the nature of maleness.

The Cambridge Companion to FreudThe Cambridge Companion to Freud

This period begins with Freud's essay , " On the History of the Psycho - Analytic Movement ” ( 19140 , XIV ) . There Freud , as he castigates Jung for his misinterpretation of the Oedipus complex , stresses that instinctual , incestuous ...

Author: A. A. Long

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052137779X


Page: 356

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This volume covers all the central topics of Freud's work, from sexuality to neurosis to morality, art, and culture.

Reading Freud s ReadingReading Freud s Reading

While Freud displayed an on-going interest in Oedipus, he does not mark later books about Oedipus, such as his copy of Carl Roberts's more philologically oriented study, and the intensity and extensiveness of the markings in these ...

Author: Sander L. Gilman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814730782


Page: 324

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Perhaps nothing is more revealing about a person than what he or she reads. In 1938, when Freud was forced by the Nazis to flee Vienna, he brought with him to London a large portion of his annotated personal library. Reading Freud's Reading is a guided tour of this library, the intellectual tools of the genius of Sigmund Freud. Specialists from a wide range of areas—from the history of medicine, to literary scholarship, to the history of classical scholarship—spent two months working on questions raised by Freud's reading and his library at the Freud Museum in London. These specialists are joined here by internationally renowned scholars including Ned Lukatcher, Harold P. Blum, and Michael Molnar to apply a wide range of critical approaches, from depth psychoanalysis to cultural analysis. Together, they present a detailed look at the implications of how, and what, Freud read, including the major sources he used for his work.

Electra After FreudElectra After Freud

There are those who would argue that Musil's prediction has not come to fruitionafter all , there are plenty of new discussions of Freud's Oedipus complex.4 Oedipus would appear to permeate every fiber of our modern cultural ...

Author: Jill Scott

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801442613


Page: 200

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"Electra's story is essentially a tale of murder, revenge, and violence. In the ancient myth of Atreus, Agamemnon returns home from battle and receives no hero's welcome. Instead, he is greeted with an ax, murdered in his bath by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover-accomplice, Aegisthus. Electra chooses anger over sorrow and stops at nothing to ensure that her mother pays. In revenge, Electra, with the help of her brother, orchestrates a brutal and bloody matricide, and her reward is the restitution of her father's good name. Amid all this chaos, Electra, Agamemnon's princess daughter, must bear the humiliation of being treated as a slave girl and labeled a madwoman."--from the IntroductionAlmost everyone knows about Oedipus and his mother, and many readers would put the Oedipus myth at the forefront of Western collective mythology. In Electra after Freud, Jill Scott leaves that couple behind and argues convincingly for the primacy of the countermyth of Agamemnon and his daughter. Through a lens of Freudian and feminist psychoanalysis, this book views renderings of the Electra myth in twentieth-century literature and culture.Scott reads several pivotal texts featuring Electra to demonstrate what she calls "a narrative revolt" against the dominance of Oedipus as archetype. Situating the Electra myth within a framework of psychoanalysis, medicine, opera, and dance, Scott investigates the heroine's role at the intersections of history and the feminine, eros and thanatos, hysteria and melancholia. Scott analyzes Electra adaptations by H.D., Hofmannsthal and Strauss, Musil, and Plath and highlights key moments in the telling and reception of the Electra myth in the modern imagination.

Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud

The Oedipus Complex Freud did not use the phrase ' Oedipus complex ' until the mid period of his writing ( 1910h : 238 ) . He had two years before used the term ' nuclear complex ' and had referred to the Oedipus myth and theme in The ...

Author: Michael Jacobs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076194110X


Page: 168

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In refreshing contrast to most other books on Sigmund Freud, this is a highly accessible account of his life and ideas, which focuses on the relevance of Freud's work for contemporary approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

Freud and the Far EastFreud and the Far East

It is interesting to compare this textual history with recent Western studies of Freud's Oedipus complex. For example, attention has recently been focused on Freud's omission of certain aspects of the Oedipus story, particularly the ...

Author: Salman Akhtar

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765706935


Page: 327

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In Freud and the Far East, distinguished psychoanalysts from East and West provide meticulous historical accounts of the development of psychoanalysis in Japan, Korea, and China. The contributors to the book discuss the depth-psychological concepts of amae and wa, the Ajase complex, and the filial piety complex, underscoring the intricate interplay of drive and ego development with the powerful forces of ancestral legacies and their attendant myths and fantasies. The book offers insights into the psychosocial trials and tribulations of the immigrant populations from these countries and their Western-born offspring. Implications of such understanding for the conduct of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are also discussed. Offering a vast panopoly of fables and folklore, fiction and poetry, psychosocial observations and films, the book seeks to enlighten Western therapists regarding the cultural nuances with which their Far Eastern patients' emotional problems emerge in the clinical situation. Book jacket.

Oedipus and the SphinxOedipus and the Sphinx

Identifying the story as a threshold myth—in which the hero crosses over into an unknown and dangerous realm where rules and limits are not known—Oedipus and the Sphinx offers a fresh account of this mythic encounter and how it deals ...

Author: Almut-Barbara Renger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226048116


Page: 128

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When Oedipus met the Sphinx on the road to Thebes, he did more than answer a riddle—he spawned a myth that, told and retold, would become one of Western culture’s central narratives about self-understanding. Identifying the story as a threshold myth—in which the hero crosses over into an unknown and dangerous realm where rules and limits are not known—Oedipus and the Sphinx offers a fresh account of this mythic encounter and how it deals with the concepts of liminality and otherness. Almut-Barbara Renger assesses the story’s meanings and functions in classical antiquity—from its presence in ancient vase painting to its absence in Sophocles’s tragedy—before arriving at two of its major reworkings in European modernity: the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud and the poetics of Jean Cocteau. Through her readings, she highlights the ambiguous status of the Sphinx and reveals Oedipus himself to be a liminal creature, providing key insights into Sophocles’s portrayal and establishing a theoretical framework that organizes evaluations of the myth’s reception in the twentieth century. Revealing the narrative of Oedipus and the Sphinx to be the very paradigm of a key transition experienced by all of humankind, Renger situates myth between the competing claims of science and art in an engagement that has important implications for current debates in literary studies, psychoanalytic theory, cultural history, and aesthetics.

Oedipus Against FreudOedipus Against Freud

Arguing that the pervasiveness of Freud's ideas has unduly influenced scholars studying the works of Modernist writers, Bradley W. Buchanan re-examines the Oedipal narratives of authors such as D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, ...

Author: Bradley W. Buchanan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442641570


Page: 199

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Sigmund Freud's interpretation of the Oedipus myth - that subconsciously, every man wants to kill his father in order to obtain his mother's undivided attention - is widely known. Arguing that the pervasiveness of Freud's ideas has unduly influenced scholars studying the works of Modernist writers, Bradley W. Buchanan re-examines the Oedipal narratives of authors such as D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce in order to explore their conflicted attitudes towards the humanism that underpins Freud's views. In the alternatives to the Freudian version of Oedipus offered by twentieth-century authors, Buchanan finds a complex examination of the limits of human understanding. Following the analyses of philosophers such as G.W.F. Hegel and Frederick Nietzsche and anticipating critiques by writers such as Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, British Modernists saw Oedipus as representative of the embattled humanist project. Closing with the concept of posthumanism as explored by authors such as Zadie Smith, Oedipus Against Freud demonstrates the lasting significance of the Oedipus story.