Three Essays On The Theory Of Sexuality Book

Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
Sexual Abberations
Infantile Sexuality
Transformations of Puberty

"At the turn of the last century, Freud produced the Three Essays and The Interpretation of Dreams, the two pillars upon which the whole of his psychoanalysis sits like a lintel. Of the two, it is the Three Essays, with its outline of "the libido theory," that has again anThree Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
Sexual Abberations
Infantile Sexuality
Transformations of Puberty

"At the turn of the last century, Freud produced the Three Essays and The Interpretation of Dreams, the two pillars upon which the whole of his psychoanalysis sits like a lintel. Of the two, it is the Three Essays, with its outline of "the libido theory," that has again and again attracted controversy and spurred the later development of psychoanalysis." —Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

"Publishing the Three Essays in a new accessible edition is exciting in and of itself; the commentaries by Marcus and Chodorow make it an historic volume. It is fitting to have a contemporary thinker such as Chodorow help the next generation understand its monumental contributions." —Steven J. Ellman...more

Paperback, 240 pages

Published February 18th 2000 by Basic Books (first published 1901)

Sigmund Freud was born in Freiberg, which is now known as the Czech Republic, on May 6, 1856. Freud developed psychoanalysis, a method through which an analyst unpacks unconscious conflicts based on the free associations, dreams and fantasies of the patient. His theories on child sexuality, libido and the ego, among other topics, were some of the most influential academic concepts of the twentieth century.

Philippe Van Haute is professor at the Center for Contemporary European Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and extraordinary professor of philosophy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is a psychoanalyst of the Belgian School for Psychoanalysis and a founding member of the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy. He has published numerous books, among them Against Adaptation, Confusion of Tongues, From Death Instinct to Attachment Theory, and A Non-Oedipal Psychoanalysis?. He is the coeditor of the book series Figures of the Unconscious.

Herman Westerink is associate professor at the Center for Contemporary European Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and extraordinary professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is a member of the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy. He has published numerous books and articles on psychoanalysis, including A Dark Trace and The Heart of Man’s Destiny. He is editor of the book series Sigmund Freuds Werke: Wiener Interdisziplinäre Kommentare.

Ulrike Kistner is professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has published Commissioning and Contesting Post-Apartheid’s Human Rights and numerous articles on political, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic theory.

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