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Holowchak, M. (2013). Freud on philosophy and philosophers: Patching the gaps in the universe with nightcaps and dressing-gown tatters. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 22(3):149-160.

(2013). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 22(3):149-160

Freud on philosophy and philosophers: Patching the gaps in the universe with nightcaps and dressing-gown tatters

M. Andrew Holowchak

Abstract

Freud's attitude toward philosophers and philosophy in published works was consistently hostile. This paper aims to show that Freud's persistently hostile attitude toward philosophers and philosophy was the result of ambivalence. On the one hand, it is explicable by his reaction to the resistance on the part of philosophers toward his innovative notion of “unconscious” and by his embrace of Comtean progressivism. On the other hand, it is explicable by his proclivities toward speculative thought, without the net of empirical data, and by his often unacknowledged borrowings from philosophers, old and new.

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