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July 1931

Den Freudske psykoanalyse, dens historiske bakgrunn.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(1):245. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230070251021

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In the last of a series of six lectures on psychoanalysis by a psychologist, three physicians and a theologian, the professor of psychiatry of the new psychiatric clinic of Oslo describes in his attractive and human manner the work of the forerunners of the latest of the "new" psychologies (reminding him of the "new logic" eclipsing that of Thomas Aquinas in 1330), the depth-psychology, which term of contrast should hardly imply a charge of superficiality against the insight of an Augustine, Kierkegaard or Nietzsche. Many currents ran together toward the end of the last century to create modern psychology, with psychoanalysis as one of the developments. Well chosen and lucid quotations anticipate the patterns of freudian terminology and their actual meanings, in a way reassuring one of a reasonable and natural evolution rather than of an abrupt burst of novelty sometimes claimed and widely assumed by a neophilic but historically