Freud at the Precipice: How Freud’s Fate Sealed the Fate of Psychoanalysis, Chapter 2 by Robert Langs

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Introduction to the chapter:
This chapter adopts a new view of Freud’s 1897 shift in thinking about the human mind by casting it as a paradigm shift based on unconscious archetypes. The introduction of universals, which are neglected by mainstream psychoanalysts largely because they are expressed primarily through unconscious adaptations to death-related traumas, brings Freud and psychoanalysis into alignment with some of the greatest scientists and scientific discoveries of the past millennium. Noteworthy findings include the discovery of a death-related archetype that strongly influences the creation of first paradigms and creates severe resistances to paradigm shifts; Freud’s strikingly counter-paradigmatic initial position and his subsequent conformity to archetype; Galileo’s remarkable psychoanalytic wisdom; and similarities and differences between Freud and Einstein in respect to the paradigms they created and then renounced. The chapter shows that adaptive psychoanalysis, which is heir to Freud’s first trauma-based paradigm of the operations of the emotion-processing mind, can contribute entirely new insights into both physical and biological nature and thereby help psychoanalysis to take one small step towards becoming a member of the family of biological sciences.

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