Reading Freud today - EXPeditions

Reading Freud today

by Adam Phillips
  • Key point 1
    Reasons for reading Freud: he reveals how incredibly imaginative and intelligent we are in our suffering, and his texts are very evocative.
  • Key point 2
    Freud has fallen out of favour for many reasons: he became notorious for being interested in sex. Also, feminism found him oppressively patriarchal.
  • Key point 3
    Freud helps us make sense of our lives because he sees us as essentially meaning-making animals.
  • Key point 4
    Freud is trying to help us be less terrorised by the complexity of our own minds.