Sigmund Freud is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. His ideas are curious, controversial and contested, even as they gradually become outmoded. One cannot graduate from a Humanities or Social Science program without studying at least a few of his ideas, and those ideas have had such enormous influence on Western thought that everyone ought to read at least some of his work. A basic understanding of Freud increases one’s cultural literacy - and as a bonus, you’ll be able to better appreciate reruns of Frasier.
Freud is about so much more than sex and cigars! He gave us new and compelling ways to think about the structure of our minds. His theories encompass speech, jokes, dreams, phobias, gender, families, religion and more.
Learn more about this giant of psychology by checking out these titles:
Freud: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Celine Surprenant
Freud, by Ruth Snowden
Freud, Women, and Morality: The Psychology of Good and Evil, by Eli Sagan
Civilization and its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud
The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud