[Marxism] Freud and brain research

gregory meyerson gmeyerson at triad.rr.com
Thu Dec 21 17:48:48 MST 2006


the recent national book award winner, the echomaker, is pretty good on 
these dichotomies.  and it's a great novel.


gm
On Dec 21, 2006, at 7:39 PM, george snedeker wrote:

>
>
> Can anyone give a short explanation as to why brain researchers think 
> the brain research disproves Freud's conception of the unconscious? I 
> have always
> thought that
> Freud thought of the "mind" (to use a metaphor) as grounded in the 
> materiality of the brain like the base and superstructure model of 
> Marx. this is certainly
> the way I think of it. He also thought of his work in psychoanalysis 
> as a continuation of Darwin's theory of evolution. this is very clear 
> in Civilization
> and Its Discontents as well as other writings. I wonder if the brain 
> researchers are trapped in either/or reasoning. I can't say for sure 
> since I haven't
> had the time to read enough of this literature.
> George
>
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