Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 theory of cultural history.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Christian von Ehrenfels
      cultural process
      history of development
      neuroses
      recapitulation law
      sexual drive
      Sigmund Freud
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    • Abstract:
      In 1908, in his article ‘“Civilized” sexual morality and modern nervous illness’, Freud presented neuroses as the consequence of a restrictive state of cultural development and its ‘civilized morality’. He found the inspiration for this idea by expanding upon previous formulations in this area by his predecessors (notably Christian von Ehrenfels) that focused on a cultural process earlier introduced by Kant, while also integrating in his analysis the principles of Haeckel’s evolutionism (history of development, recapitulation) which eventually re-defined the psychoanalytic theory of neuroses. These new theoretical elements became the basis of psychoanalytic theory and thereby influenced subsequent thinking in the cultural process itself and in human sciences. This transformation of underlying theory provided a unique historical and analytical framework for psychoanalysis which allowed Freud to claim for it a pre-eminent position among the human sciences. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, pat-ricia@wanadoo.fr
    • Full Text Word Count:
      9615
    • ISSN:
      0957-154X
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0957154X10380015
    • Accession Number:
      58584269
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    • ABNT:
      COTTI, P. Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 theory of cultural history. History of Psychiatry, [s. l.], v. 22, n. 1, p. 58–74, 2011. DOI 10.1177/0957154X10380015. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=58584269. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cotti P. Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 theory of cultural history. History of Psychiatry. 2011;22(1):58-74. doi:10.1177/0957154X10380015
    • APA:
      Cotti, P. (2011). Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 theory of cultural history. History of Psychiatry, 22(1), 58–74. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957154X10380015
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cotti, Patricia. 2011. “Sexuality and Psychoanalytic Aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 Theory of Cultural History.” History of Psychiatry 22 (1): 58–74. doi:10.1177/0957154X10380015.
    • Harvard:
      Cotti, P. (2011) ‘Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 theory of cultural history’, History of Psychiatry, 22(1), pp. 58–74. doi: 10.1177/0957154X10380015.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cotti, P 2011, ‘Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 theory of cultural history’, History of Psychiatry, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 58–74, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cotti, Patricia. “Sexuality and Psychoanalytic Aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 Theory of Cultural History.” History of Psychiatry, vol. 22, no. 1, Mar. 2011, pp. 58–74. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0957154X10380015.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cotti, Patricia. “Sexuality and Psychoanalytic Aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 Theory of Cultural History.” History of Psychiatry 22, no. 1 (March 2011): 58–74. doi:10.1177/0957154X10380015.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cotti P. Sexuality and psychoanalytic aggrandisement: Freud’s 1908 theory of cultural history. History of Psychiatry [Internet]. 2011 Mar [cited 2020 Nov 27];22(1):58–74. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=58584269