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Yerushalmi, Y.H. (1992). The Moses of Freud and the Moses of Schoenberg—On Words, Idolatry, and Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. St. Child, 47:1-20.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 47:1-20

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The Moses of Freud and the Moses of Schoenberg—On Words, Idolatry, and Psychoanalysis

Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi


With a comparison of Freud's Moses and Monotheism and Arnold Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron as its point of departure, this lecture emphasizes Freud's faith in the power of "words" and explores the challenge and importance of language for the future of psychoanalysis.

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