Is Freud Finished?

He is rightly regarded as the father of modern psychiatry -- as revolutionary a thinker as Darwin, as daring an explorer of the interior world as Columbus was of the exterior. Sigmund Freud not only developed the most profound theory to explain the workings of the human mind, but he also devised much of the terminology -- from Oedipus complex to penis envy -- that has become part of the language. The discipline he founded, psychoanalysis, became the world's most famous technique for helping the troubled come to grips with the demons haunting their minds.

But with the advent of new...

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