Freud’s Fallacies

Posted on by Tom Fleming

Woman, for Freud, was a problem he never completely felt he had cracked. Towards the end of his life, he declared, shoulder-shrugging: ‘That is all I have to say to you about femininity. It is certainly incomplete and fragmentary and does not always sound friendly … If you want to know more about femininity, enquire […]

What Ills from Beauty Spring

Posted on by Tom Fleming

Western civilization offers no more commonplace or tedious litany than the conversation between a man and a woman in which the latter has encountered a nasty shock on the weighing scales. In vain he sympathises, as she proceeds from incredulity to rage and self pity. Struggling, he observes that she is gloriously unchanged, only to […]

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