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The Assault on Truth: Freud"s Suppression of the Seduction Theory

Jeffrey M Masson

The Assault on Truth: Freud"s Suppression of the Seduction Theory

by Jeffrey M Masson

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Published by Faber Faber Inc .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7856040M
ISBN 100571132405
ISBN 109780571132409

  In her book, Rush wrote ‘the world listened to Freud and paid little heed to the sexual abuse of the young’ (p). Masson backed her up, arguing in ’s Assault on Truth that ‘Freud knew about child abuse and its destructive consequences but suppressed the information and attributed memories of rape to fantasy’. Fliess believed that certain sexual problems could be relieved by surgeries involving the patient’s nose. See J. M. Masson’s The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction.

Far from having doubts about the seduction theory, Masson tried to resurrect it (albeit in the inaccurate terms that he presented it in The Assault on Truth). Judging by his presentation of the historical facts in that book, Masson either failed to understand the seduction theory properly, or tendentiously misrepresented it in pursuance of his. In fact, as author and former Freud Archives Director Jeffrey Masson discussed at some length in his controversial bestseller The Assault On Truth: Freud's Suppression Of The Seduction Theory (), the pressure that was brought to bear on Freud was strong enough to make him change his mind completely about the validity of the sexual assault.

The story has been told by Jeffrey Masson in The Assault on Truth: Freud’s Suppression of the Seduction Theory (). In and , Freud, listening to his neurotic and hysterical patients, became convinced that most of them had suffered from traumatic sexual abuse in . The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory Great Moments in Journalism: scorching hot take from the NY Times Frederick Crews' Freud .


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The Assault on Truth: Freud"s Suppression of the Seduction Theory by Jeffrey M Masson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Assault On Truth exhumes Freud's original thesis on the origins of adult neurosis. That original paper, now buried, stated a much more practical, yet darker, cause of adult neurosis: child sexual abuse/incest. Masson explores the history of the original Freud theory and illustrates how diametrically opposed the emerging psychotherapy Cited by:   The Assault on Truth reveals a reality that neither Freud nor his followers could bear to face.

Bracing in its honesty, gripping its revelations, this is the book that prompted Masson s break with the psychoanalytic community and launched his subsequent brilliant career as an independent thinker and writer/5(21).

Masson's book is a scholarly critique of Freud's foundational thought on the unconscious and childhood sexuality. Using material from Freud's archives previously unpublished, he seeks to show how Freud's original view that neurotic adults suffered sexual abuse as children should have been pursued rather than his revised view that such neurotics suffered from their childhood 4/5.

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[J Moussaieff Masson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>. Using Freud's letters, this book asserts that Freud, personally reluctant to face the sexual abuse of children, abandoned a valid scientific finding.

The author argues that Freud's revised theory became the basis for the science of psychoanalysis and. The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory: Jeffrey M. Masson: Books - (15). Freud and the Seduction Theory. (a French term, meaning an assault The truth is that the source of her bleeding was to be found neither in series of day and day cycles Author: Jeffrey M.

Masson. 'Analysts are, by and large, terrified of reality,' said Dr. Jeffrey Masson, whose views on Freud were made public in his book 'The Assault on Truth:.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (born Ma as Jeffrey Lloyd Masson) is an American is best known for his conclusions about Sigmund Freud and his The Assault on Truth (), Masson argues that Freud may have abandoned his seduction theory because he feared that granting the truth of his female patients' claims (that they had Alma mater: Harvard University.

The Assault on Truth reveals a reality that neither Freud nor his followers could bear to face. Bracing in its honesty, gripping in its revelations, this is the book that prompted Masson's break with the psychoanalytic community-and launched his subsequent brilliant career as an independent thinker and writer."Reviews: 1.

Freud's seduction theory was a theory of the aetiology of neurosis and not merely of hysteria. The theory required that obsessional as well as hysterical neuroses in men must result from seductions in childhood by their mothers (or surrogates) or by homosexual fathers.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. In a book, The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory, Jeffrey Masson accuses Freud of undercutting the "truth" of his original theory of hysteria and its origins by abandoning the seduction theory For Masson, Freud caves in to social and professional pressure and thereby sacrifices truth of his theory.

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Item Price. The book, titled ''The Assault on the Truth, Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory,'' is to be published this week by Farrar, Straus .Jeffrey Masson's version of the seduction theory episode in Freud's early career, as presented in The Assault on Truth (), is very plausible as a revised account of the traditional story.

However, close examination of the seduction theory papers and of other contemporary documents reveals that Freud's later reports of the episode, the. Masson, J. M. () The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; new edn .