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 F - Freud


 
Sigmund Freud: 1856-1939: Austrian medical doctor, founder of psycho-analysis, a pseudo-scientific approach to psychology and psychiatry, based on Freud's tenets about the unconscious, which Freud is on record as, falsely, claiming to have discovered.

Freud had some following in philosophy, but more importantly in psychiatry and in general culture, influencing many writers, all of which is unfortunate, because he was a charlatan: a fraud, as in nomen est omen, and his claims, teachings and practices were harmful to many, and to the development of a psychiatry with a real scientific foundation.





 


See also: Bullshit, Cant,


Literature:

Edwards, McCulloch, Runes,

 Original: May 11, 2011                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top