Still, like any therapy that cures a serious illness, a period of pain is worth the cure.
Fresh from this conversion Crews has thus devoted a good deal of the latter part of his life in revealing the error of Freud's system to the world.
Others who have espoused more recent sets of irrational beliefs, such as "intelligent design", will find much to dislike.
I bought this book because I liked the author's essays in The New York Review of Books. I admire his razor-sharp intelligence and his fearlessness in tackling "sacred cow"... Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by A Common Reader
Frederick Crews is a retired teacher from the University of California, Berkeley. In this brilliant collection of essays, he passes judgment on `Intelligent Design' creationism,... Read morePublished on July 8, 2007 by William Podmore
Crews' repentance for being lured into Freudian metaphysics of mind is welcome, but alas a bit late. Read morePublished on April 19, 2007 by D. S. Heersink
Trenchant, devastating critiques of pseudoscience and hokum from "intelligent " design, to the psychoanalyst's couch, to the most hallowed halls of academe. Read morePublished on April 6, 2007 by Jonathan A. Gottschall
The author Crews is a person who worked as an academic in the field of literature. Years ago he was a follower of the noted quack Freud. Read morePublished on March 12, 2007 by Tom Munro