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Darwin-L Message Log 8:27 (April 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<8:27>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Mon Apr 11 21:15:23 1994

Date: Mon, 11 Apr 1994 22:14:41 -0500 (EST)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: Re: Darwin and Freud
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

I can't answer Kevin Murray's specific question about Freud and Darwin, but
a good place to look if you haven't already is:

      AUTHOR: Sulloway, Frank J.
       TITLE: Freud, biologist of the mind : beyond the psychoanalytic legend
                / Frank J. Sulloway.
   PUB. INFO: New York : Basic Books, c1979.
 DESCRIPTION: xxvi, 612 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Sulloway is a distinguished scholar of both Freud and Darwin, and if anyone
would address the subject I would think he would.  This book treats (so I
understand -- I haven't read it myself) Freud's early biological training
among other things.  Sulloway has also done first-rate work on the dating
of Darwin's manuscripts and on the development of his thought, and more
recently on the "cult" aspects of psychoanalysis (published in Isis a year
or two ago I believe).

Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner

Robert J. O'Hara (darwin@iris.uncg.edu)
Center for Critical Inquiry and Department of Biology
100 Foust Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A.

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