Freud and the Tree of Knowledge

Anthony P Winning

Sun 1 October 2023

christianity freud, sigmund human condition psychology science

Publication Date Sun 1 October 2023
eBook ISBN 978-1-922976-00-0
Page Count 78
Word Count 16,392
Dimensions 5" x 8" / 12.7cm x 20.3cm

What happens when one of the most penetrating minds of the twentieth century seeks to uncover what causes illnesses not of the physical body, but of the human psyche itself? While Sigmund Freud considered himself a pioneer, shedding light on aspects of the human mind hitherto hidden, he nevertheless saw himself as a follower of science, basing his conclusions on observation and reasoning. Yet for many centuries it was not through the insights of science which human beings sought to understand themselves, but through the teachings of religion. In particular, the story of Adam and Eve holds prominence in Western thinking. Yet the avowed atheist Freud had not found anything new, he merely rediscovered through science what religion knew all along.