Sigmund Freud and the Jewish mystical tradition [David Bakan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bakan challenges the view of Freud that. “Dr. Bakan’s book is destined to become a landmark in the study of the historical origins of psychoanalysis.” — American Journal of. Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition: By David Bakan. (London: Bailey Bros. & Swinfen; New York: Schocken Books. Pp. xxi 17s.).
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Bakan’s book … is destined to become a landmark in the study of the historical origins of psychoanalysis.
Bakan contends that the father of psychology was profoundly in “Dr. Bakan contends that the father of psychology was profoundly influenced by mystic lore about which he appeared to know very little — and which represents the antithesis of scientific method.
This work is based on the premise that Freudian psychoanalytic theory is largely rooted in the Jewish religion, particularly the mysticism of the kabbala. In a fascinating interpretation of the blend of personality and cultural history, Bakan explains how Freud’s Jewish heritage contributed, either consciously or unconsciously, to his psychological theories. The author employs Freud’s own distinction between being a Jew and the acceptance of Jewish doctrine to demonstrate the effect of Jewish mysticism in the formation of Freud’s technical genius.
With its focus on the ways in which Freud was and was not Jewish, this study offers a model example of tradjtion problem of Jewish identity — as embodied by one of the giants of modern science, who professed to be both “infidel” and “Jew. Paperbackpages.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Not knowing much about Kabbalism, but knowing Freud very well, I thought it might be a good entre to Jewish mysticism. Nor is it a good introduction to Freud. Bakan assumes the reader knows Freud already.
The thesis about “the role played by Jewish mysticism in the development of psychoanalysis” is extremely weak. There are no hard facts indicating Freud drew on Kabbalism, just the bare possiblility that he had some exposure to it and might have read about it and occasionally talked about it. A stronger case could be made for Goebbel’s National Socialism being an influence on me as I not only own books by and about it, but I’ve actually read them.
Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition by David Bakan
As regards Kabbalism, if you are as ignorant as I am about that literary-intellectual tradition, then you will know a little bit about it by having read Bakan.
Surely, however, there are better ways. Aug 03, The Hellman Authors rated it it was amazing. Bakan starts this intriguing book with a quote from Freud “Everything new must have its roots in what was before.
Bakan presents an excellent argument that either consciously or unconsciously, Freud drew on the mystical Jewish tradition in formulating psychoanalysis. His preface to the New Edition adds additional information that was not available to him when he wrote the original inand is well worth reading. Aside from its insights i Bakan starts this intriguing book with a quote from Freud “Everything new must have its roots in what was before.
Aside from its insights into psychoanalysis, this book provides a valuable history of Jewish mysticism, including some surprising detours. It also educated me on turn-of-the-century Vienna’s virulent anti-Semitic environment — something of which I had not been fully aware.
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As with Richard Noll’s “Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Carl Jung” also reviewed by meit provides some unusual viewpoints on the psychoanalytic revolution and is well worth reading. Abdelaziz Jadid rated it liked it May 05, Drknownothing rated it it was amazing Nov 21, Abe rated it really liked it Sep 11, Simon rated it liked it Feb 08, Hills rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Maria rated it really liked it Jul 27, Laurence Kirmayer rated it it was amazing Feb 03, John Ervin rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Gary rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Donald rated it did not like it Sep 19, Christian rated it really liked it Nov 20, Leonard rated it liked it May 20, Eloise rated it it was amazing Nov 06, David rated it really liked it Aug 19, Charles marked it as to-read Feb 08, Hanny marked it as to-read Jul 25, Matthew Pridham marked it as to-read Sep 18, Matthew added it Oct 03, Vanya is currently reading it Jun 20, Lucky Luciano marked it as to-read Mar 08, Alan is currently reading it Aug 20, James F added it Feb 04, Tirzah added it Mar 07, Kareen Sim marked it as to-read Apr 03, Amos Vos marked it as to-read Apr 15, Irene marked it as to-read May 08, Youkho marked it as to-read Aug 30, Sonja marked it as to-read Oct 18, Suleiman marked it as to-read Jan 10, Carter McLellan marked it as to-read Feb 21, Secret Name marked it as to-read Mar 25, Robert Sanchez added it Mar 31, BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 14, Veronica added it Feb 16, Emi Kanter is currently reading it Apr 26, Friedrich Mencken added it May 19, Kavya marked it as to-read May 29, Frank Spencer marked it as to-read Jun 21, Mark marked it as to-read Aug 22, Jonah marked it as to-read Aug 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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