Freuds Theory of Dreams: A Philosophico-Scientific Perspective (Dialog-on-Freud) by Michael T. Michael
2015 | ISBN: 1442230444 | English | 258 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Freuds Theory of Dreams: A Philosophico-Scientific Perspective evaluates Freuds theory of dreams in light of the many philosophical and scientific criticisms that have been brought against it. Michael T. Michael addresses the validity of Freuds method of dream interpretation, the scientific nature of the theory, and how Freuds ideas bear up to modern research on dreams, engaging on the way with critics such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Clark Glymour, Karl Popper, Adolf Grünbaum, and J. Allan Hobson. Michael reaches beyond the traditional "for" and "against" polarity to offer a more balanced perspective on Freuds theory. He argues that reports of the demise of Freuds theory have been greatly exaggerated, and instead the theory is a live hypothesis fully deserving of continued scientific exploration.