Friday, January 13, 2017
Freud's Power of Deductive Reasoning
Most of Sigmund Freud's conclusions about the workings of the mind, civilization's struggles, and other aspects of humanity come from deductive reasoning. As a doctor who greatly advanced the study of mental disorders, he was an expert at unveiling what is not visibly clear. For example, in the story of the woman who goes to the market with her cook, Freud deduces that the woman's dream has sexual connotations and is consistent with other patients who were childhood victims of sexual attacks. Whether or not you believe Freud's ideas, Freud was certainly a very abstract thinker that helped promote progress in society and move the thinking of his time away from the Enlightened ideas of the 19th century.