In this piece for The Guardian, Frederick Crews, author of Freud: The Making of an Illusion, debates with psychoanalyst Susie Orbach about the merits of Freud’s legacy. While Crews critiques Freud’s ideas and psychoanalysis as completely groundless and unscientific, Orbach argues that Freud has left a valuable legacy that is important both culturally and to contemporary psychotherapeutic practices.
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