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Moses and Civilization

The Meaning Behind Freud`s Myth


Συγγραφέας: Paul Robert A.
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300206036
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 278
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Moses and Civilization"

Freud's major cultural books, Totem and Taboo and Moses and Monotheism, have long been viewed as failed attempts at historical reconstruction. This book, by an anthropologist and practicing psychoanalyst, offers a brilliant reinterpretation of these works, presenting them instead as versions and unwitting analyses of the great mythic narrative underlying Judeo-Christian civilization, found principally in the Five Books of Moses. Synthesizing aspects of structural anthropology, symbolic anthropology, evolutionary theory, and psychoanalysis, Robert A. Paul reveals the numerous parallels between Freud's myth of the primal horde and the Torah text. He shows how the primal-horde scenario is the basis for the Christian myth of the life and death of Jesus. And he details the way Freud's myth corresponds to the unconscious fantasy structure of the obsessional personality-a style of personality dynamics Paul sees as essential to maintaining the bureaucratic institutions that make up Western civilization's most distinctive features. Paul thus corrects and completes Freud's project, creating a valid psychoanalytic account of Western civilization that rests not on faulty speculation, as Freud's did, but on a detailed reading of the biblical text and of the legends, folklore, commentaries, and social practices surrounding it.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Paul Robert A.
Κατηγορία: ψυχολογία
ISBN: 9780300206036
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 08/10/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 278
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 436 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: black & white illustrations

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