RE: Is Freud contagious?

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Fri 27 Feb 2004 - 06:54:22 GMT

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    At 09:30 PM 26/02/04 -0500, Scott wrote:


    >Which totally ignores my quote of Freud where he uses contagion and
    >imitation in the same breath. Freud was prescientific for psychology and
    >prescient for memes, if my quote from _Totem and Taboo_ amounts to anything.

    Is there any continuity between what Freud said and later concepts like culturgens? Or was this just a happenstance that never went anywhere?

    >Though flawed his system was an evolutionary psychology in his day. And he
    >did have a decent background in neuroanatomy before going batty in
    >psychoanalytic tangents.

    He started a cult.

    Keith Henson

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