Eine gefährliche Methode. Freud, Jung und Sabina Spielrein John Kerr


Published: June 2011


894 pages


Eine gefährliche Methode. Freud, Jung und Sabina Spielrein  by  John Kerr

Eine gefährliche Methode. Freud, Jung und Sabina Spielrein by John Kerr
June 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 894 pages | ISBN: | 4.31 Mb

This study sheds new light on the vexed Jung-Freud partnership & on the current status of psychoanalysis. At its hub is Sabina Spielrein (1886-1941), one of the 1st female psychoanalysts, whom Jung treated for hysteria when she was 18. She evidently fell in love with him & he broke off their intense relationship to avert public scandal.

Spielrein found in Freud a friend & mentor, confiding to him the details of her attachment to Jung. Kerr, clinical psychologist & historian, asserts that Freud attempted to use what he knew about Jungs personal life to exert ideological control over the psychoanalytic movement. In Kerrs scenario, Jung apparently was aware of Freuds secret affair with his sister-in-law Minna Bernays--an affair which is denied by many biographers, but that Kerr defends as plausible based on Jungs explicit testimony & on recent scholarship.

It was after Jung threatened to retaliate by revealing what he knew about Freuds personal life that their collaboration dissolved. He argues that both men had an opportunity to make psychoanalysis an open, scientifically grounded discipline, but instead succumbed to ambition, dogma & personal animus. Kerr also charges that Freud & Jung suppressed Spielreins own fertile theory of the unconscious, which conceived of sexuality as fusion rather than pleasure.A huge scholarly work...gripping.--New York Times

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