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Freud, Biologist of the Mind

Freud, Biologist of the Mind

Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend, With a New Preface by the Author

Frank J. Sulloway

ISBN 9780674323353

Publication date: 01/01/1992

In this monumental intellectual biography, Frank Sulloway demonstrates that Freud always remained, despite his denials, a biologist of the mind; and, indeed, that his most creative inspirations derived significantly from biology. Sulloway analyzes the political aspects of the complex myth of Freud as psychoanalytic hero as it served to consolidate the analytic movement. This is a revolutionary reassessment of Freud and psychoanalysis.


  • Fascinating… A thought-provoking tour through this extraordinary chapter in the history of ideas.

    —Jean Strouse, Newsweek


  • Frank J. Sulloway is Visiting Scholar in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Book Details

  • 638 pages
  • 6 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press