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Re: Freud and his relevance

Posted by Scott L. Schofield on February 14, 2000, at 10:24:17

In reply to Re: Freud and his relevance, posted by Jeb on February 13, 2000, at 14:53:02

> I agree many of Freud's theories are "worthless and laughable" as you put it, but isn't there some substance to his notion of repression of emotions and desires? Dream analysis?

Personally, I think that some of Freud's notions do have substance, and that they definitely have a place in the modern world. One of the problems with many of Freud's conclusions is that they were based on the incorrect assumptions regarding human biology that existed at the time. It was Freud's goal from the start to explain psychological and behavioral phenomena within the context of both human biology and evolution. He was, after all, a Darwinist.

> I also agree that some of us are genetically predisposed to experiencing some sort of mental illness in our lives but wouldn't you agree that some of us will experience mental illness based solely on some sort of trauma experienced early in life?

Some words came to me the other day as I was driving past a McDonald's. I thought they might be useful.

"The brain determines the mind as the mind changes the brain."

- Scott




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