The Case Of Sigmund Freud

In the past 20 years there has been an increasingly heated series of attacks on the work of the 19th-century neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.

Lisa Appignanesi, novelist and co-author of `Freud's Women', presents a three-part exploration of Freud's meaning and message.

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01Writers' Imaginations20000605

In the past 20 years there has been an increasingly heated series of attacks on the work of the 19th-century neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.

Lisa Appignanesi, novelist and co-author of `Freud's Women', presents a three-part exploration of Freud's meaning and message.This week, she explores the part Freud has played in writers' imaginations.

02Lying On The Couch20000612

Has 100 years of analysis turned us all into case histories.

And why does the talking cure, as developed by Freud, still leave so many people divided over its worth and meaning?

03 LASTA Science On Trial20000619

When Freud gave his theories to the world, he was at the cutting edge of brain science.

But was he truly a scientist, and have the foundations of psychoanalysis been permanently tainted by his claims and methods?