Freud

Peter Gay, Public Intellectual And Nazi Refugee, Dies At 91

Gay's autobiography 'My German Question' grappled with the issue of Jewish denial in the face of rising Nazi power.

05/13/2015
Staff Writer

Peter Gay, a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote groundbreaking social histories of such topics as the Enlightenment, the Jewish identity of Sigmund Freud, and the position of Jews in Weimar Germany, died May 12 at his home in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. He was 91.

Cover Image of Peter Gay's Biography on Freud. Via jpc.de

Freud, Schmeud

The iconic psychoanalyst is a hot cultural property, but his theories and views on Judaism are coming under attack.

12/27/2011
Staff Writer

If you were to take a cultural tour of New York today, you’d think Sigmund Freud were as relevant to society now as Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs. Everywhere you’d turn, from Broadway to the movies, you’d find the father of psychoanalysis holding a prominent place.

The new film “A Dangerous Method” focuses on Sigmund Freud, above.

China on the Couch: Jewish Thought in Asia

You don't often think about Jews in China.  Demographically, there are only about 1,500 Jews today in a country of more than one billion.  But intellectually their influence is growing.

Putting God On The Couch

07/20/2010

He called himself a “godless Jew” and spent much of his career trying to demonstrate that religion is an illusion, and religious belief a neurosis. Did Sigmund Freud ever question his own atheism?

Martin Rayner, left, as Sigmund Freud and Mark H. Dold as C.S. Lewis in Mark St. Germain’s “Freud’s Last Session.” Kevin Sprague
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