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October 20, 2006

Grant's 2nd Quote Commentary on Freud

"No one who disdains the key will ever be able to lock the door" (Freud 43).

One of the most interesting things (for me) about Freud is thinking about why he is so popular and influential. Especially considering the fact the psychological world has for the most part turned its back on Freud and his psychoanalysis given their previous great interest. This passage here sparked my interest because it reminded me of another taboo -stomping trailblazer - Timothy Leary. Freud, himself, was a proponent of cocaine in his life. He also, at times, promoted said drug. To discover one's own latent content, maybe Frued is also talking about drug use and its possible benefits. Much like Leary, who promoted LSD, Freud might just have been a proto-merry prankster.

Posted by glittler at October 20, 2006 04:42 PM


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