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Richards, A. (2014). A Dangerous Legacy: Judaism and the Psychoanalytic Movement. By Hans Reijzer. London: Karnac Books, 2011, 236 pp. £9.99 (paperback).. Psychoanal. Rev., 101(6):931-938.

(2014). Psychoanalytic Review, 101(6):931-938

A Dangerous Legacy: Judaism and the Psychoanalytic Movement. By Hans Reijzer. London: Karnac Books, 2011, 236 pp. £9.99 (paperback).

Review by:
Arnold Richards, M.D.

In 1936 the philosopher Ludwig Fleck introduced the concept of the thought collective in his book, On the Development and Genesis of a Scientific Fact. His fundamental proposition was that scientific facts are necessarily influenced or determined by social, historical, psychological, and personal factors. This is true, Fleck contends, of science in general, and, I would contend, of psychoanalysis in particular.

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