Freud Among the Great Books: Beyond a Monolithic “Freudian Theory”

By |2014-06-16T08:22:50-05:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Books, Freud, Great Books, Peter Blum|

I find myself for a moment in the interesting position of not knowing whether what I have to say should be regarded as something long known and self-evident or something completely new and strange. I suspect, however, it is the latter. (Sigmund Freud)[1] When Sigmund Freud wrote these sentences in the late 1930’s, he was [...]

Freud and Education: Russell Kirk

By |2018-10-16T20:26:06-05:00July 16th, 2010|Categories: Education, Freud, Liberal Learning, RAK, Russell Kirk, W. Winston Elliott III|

Russell Kirk Having spent the last eighteen years working with educators I am often surprised that there is little awareness of the Progressive roots of modern public education. In this essay Dr. Kirk makes the point that educationists, drawing from progressive theories and the psychology of Freud, created a system which they felt [...]

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