Mens Sana Monographs
BRAIN, MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 210--217

Freudian theory and consciousness: A conceptual analysis


Avinash De Sousa 
 M.D., D.P.M., D.P.C., D.H.A., M.B.A. (Human Resource Development), M.Sc. (Psychotherapy and Counselling). Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Mumbai, India

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This paper aims at taking a fresh look at Freudian psychoanalytical theory from a modern perspective. Freudian psychology is a science based on the unconscious (id) and the conscious (ego). Various aspects of Freudian thinking are examined from a modern perspective and the relevance of the psychoanalytical theory of consciousness is projected. Do psychoanalysis and the unconsciousness have something to teach us about consciousness? Approaching Freud from a historical, psychoanalytical, anthropological and sociological perspective, we need to look at how Freudian theory may contribute to a better understanding of consciousness. We also need to look at psychoanalytical psychotherapy and its contribution to a better understanding of body-mind dualism and consciousness as a whole. Ego psychology is considered in the present day context and it is synthesized with various psychological studies to give us a better understanding of consciousness.


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De Sousa A. Freudian theory and consciousness: A conceptual analysis.Mens Sana Monogr 2011;9:210-217


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De Sousa A. Freudian theory and consciousness: A conceptual analysis. Mens Sana Monogr [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];9:210-217
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