Originally published in Hebrew, the book presents the first thorough analysis of Freud’s Project for a Scientific Psychology for Neurologists while relating to all its strata (evolutionary, physiological, psychological and linguistic) and deciphering their complex internal integration. Its conclusions challenge the accepted literature by presenting a re-evaluation of the text’s place in the Freudian revolution.
The author of this uncompromising book provides the reader with a richer and more intellectually stimulating framework than previously available for the study and interpretation of Freud’s work. The importance of this book, the outcome of a meticulous reading of Freud’s early work, lies in the author’s description of Freud’s efforts to develop a new scientific paradigm, rooted in his understanding that the mind-body problem lacks content.
Intended for psychoanalysts, philosophers of science, literary critics, Freudians, anti-Freudians, as well as the interested lay-reader, this book provides a fascinating analysis of Freud’s early works.