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Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  3,039 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Ninguna teoría acerca del funcionamiento y estructura de la mente ha ejercido tanta influencia ni ha adquirido un estatus tan preponderante como la doctrina psicoanalítica, cuyas categorías y explicaciones no tardaron en convertirse en núcleo de un modo radicalmente nuevo de entender la realidad psíquica que ha marcado de forma notable el siglo XX. Obra cuya publicación pr ...more
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Published February 1st 1920 by Nervous & Mental Disease Publishing Co. (first published 1905)
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We are not in a position to give so much as a hint as to the causes of these temporal disturbances of the process of development. A prospect opens before us at this point upon a whole phalanx of biological and perhaps, too, of historical problems of which we have not even come within striking distance.

I admire Freud in a similar way to that which I encounter Augustine. Despite glaring mistakes, there is a pellucid grace to the prose. The reasoning in a local sense is wonderful, despite the concl
sahar salman

يسوغ لنا بصورة تفصيلية تحليله النفسي عن النشاط الجنسي و الغريزة الجنسية
و ما يلي ذلك من لذة و مسببات الشذوذ و الأمراض . و يتحدث من جهة الإنحراف
عن السادية و المازوخية حيث تشتمل على مبدأ الألم لشخص نفسه أو لطرف الآخر
و أيضاً لدى الإستعرائيين الذين يعرضون أنفسهم حتى يعرض الآخرون لهم بدورهم
مع إيجاز تفصيل على أقسام الشذوذ و أنواعها الثلاث و يلقي الضوء على الحياة
الجنسية الطفلية و التغيرات التي تطرأ في سن البلوغ حيث تكون سيرورات النمو
الجسمي و النفسي في هذه المرحلة الإنتقالية غير مترابطة إلى أن تنتهي ب
Ernest Junius
I showed an excerpt of Freud's writing to my friend over lunch earlier this afternoon. The excerpt read like this:

Contact between the child and its carer is, for the child, an endlessly flowing source of sexual stimulation and satisfaction of erogenous zones, particularly since the carer—more generally the mother—bestows upon the child feelings derived from her sexual life, stroking, kissing and rocking the child, and quite clearly taking it as substitute for fully valid sexual object.

My friend
A primordial text with, alas, a bad reputation.

What is remarkable about Freud in these essays is that what people typically saw as "abnormal" or "perverse" sexual expression, is not seen as so "abnormal" by him.
He states that sexual experiences from infantile age creates the underpinnings of personality, yet are also sequestered from narrative memory.

His evidence that sexual forces occur throughout life is based on the child's way of self-soothing using thumb-sucking as an example of a rhythmic
عندما يُسمع اسم "فرويد" فإن أول ما يتبادر إلى الأذهان هو نظريته الأشهر في الجنسية والطفولة، ويكون رد الفعل مصحوبًا بامتعاض، وربما تقزز، من الفكرة برمتها، واستنكار لكيف يُمكن أن يعتقد فرويد أن الطفل الرضيع (الغلبان) لديه مظاهر جنسية! وبعد أن قرأتُ الكتاب لم أستطع أن أكوّن رأيًا محددًا حول هذا الموضوع لعدة أسباب؛ أولها أن الحُكم يحتاج لأدوات لا أمتلكها، فقد بنى فرويد نظريته على مشاهدات وخبرات عملية خارج تخصصي ولم تتوافر لي لأحكم مثله. ثانيها، أن ما يعوق اتخاذنا حكمًا موضوعيًا هو نظرتنا للأطفال باع ...more
How do you rate something like the "Three Essays," which, though by no means enjoyable, signals one of the most significant paradigmatic shifts in thought in the past several centuries--? I gave the book an arbitrary 4 stars. Frankly, I'm no Freud expert; my experience with his work largely comes from feminist readings OF Freud, rather than readings of his text.

Of course these essays are important. From arguing towards a notion of universal perversion to elaborating on the natural sexual precoc
Nicole Rea
"Moreover, the kiss, one particular contact of this kind, between the mucous membrane of the lips of the two people concerned, is held in high sexual esteem among many nations (including the most highly civilized ones), in spite of the fact that the parts of the body involved do not form part of the sexual apparatus but constitute the entrance to the digestive tract."

Freakin' Freud, man.
Sidharth Vardhan
An Exercise in Intellectual Courage

Sigmund Freud is called ‘Father of Psychology’; this book along with ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ and his work on psycho-analysis forms the very foundations of psychology. The two books though require a certain degree of intellectual courage in reading.

An act of brutal honesty
The reason why this book suffers such bad reputation is because it says things people in their narrow mindedness find difficult to accept. Like Darwin, Galileo, Aryabhata, Chanakya, Machi
I suppose having an idea of how to think about Freud's work is necessary to begin to answer what one can/does/should think about it. And truth be told, I'm not sure how to think about Freud. I will say, though, that reading Freud is a lot more interesting than reading about Freud. Best to go right to the source, no? Regardless, there is A LOT in here that is as important as the moment Freud's pen touched the page. For one, and you won't read this in any reviews or general talk about this book, i ...more
Aimad Bzr
Après avoir lu Les Cinq Leçons sur la Psychanalyse pour Sigmund Freud, le courant psychanalytique a intrigué mon attention pour plus aborder d'autres œuvres sur ce courant de psychologie moderne afin de mieux comprendre ses théories et principes sur le développement psycosexuel de l'adulte. Freud réclame que la sexualité adulte est de nature infantile et que le caractère humain est marquée par un amalgame d'excitations et pulsions sexuelles fixées dés l'enfance qui sont soit sublimées ou bien su ...more
مما  قرأت
يعد فرويد هو أشهر علماء النفس في التاريخ على الإطلاق وأكثرهم جدلاً كذلك
ويعتبر هذا الكتاب هو أكثر كتبه إثارة للجدل
حيث أن فرويد قد حلل الدافع الجنسي في هذا الكتاب بإستفاضة
وأثار جدلاً في الأوساط العلمية
وبدأ فرويد الكتاب تحليلة بالدافع الجنسي السوي وما هي مسبباته
والنتائج المبنية عليه
ثم إتجه إلى الأسباب النفسية التى قد تجعل من شخص ما يتجه إلى الشذوذ الجنسي
مما دفعه على ذلك دراسة الدافع الجنسي عند الأطفال
ليكتمل بذلك أحد أهم المرجع في تاريخ كتب علم النفس
لتحميل الكتاب من هذا الرابط :
Depois de séculos - e sem requisição acadêmica direta - eu consegui ler inteiramente a proposição deste ilustre autor da abordagem utilizada por alguns psicólogos.
Admito que me surpreendi ao relembrar que tudo que é dito ultimamente sobre a psicanálise não tem relação com a proposição original. O pai da abordagem não propõe um ser humano guiado pela sexualidade. Ele inaugura uma visão a respeito da presença deste fenômeno na infância e como, em ciclos de desenvolvimento, afeta no crescimento do
includes the famous argument that osculation, unnecessary to procreation, must, by retrograde standards of virtue, be considered a perversion.
This book was much better than I expected. The KEY to this book is to understand Freud's use of the words he chooses. In the 21st century, we live in a hyper-sexual world; words have double meanings and are heavy on innuendo. For example, when we use the word "libido," it is heavy with meaning and judgement. When Freud uses this word it is merely to convey "sexual drive." If you understand his words have a very clinical meaning, then you can appreciate Freud's ideas, and stop seeing them through ...more
Jonathan Widell
I read Freud's Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex and I am cured! The intervening century has done little to dim the essays' lustre. Written in 1905, they are still eminently readable. A lot remained to be studied and discovered, which is why Freud prudently chose to call his essays "contributions".

As a physician, Freud was interested in the body and as a psychoanalyst in the psyche. The magic happened when those two were in dialogue with each other. For instance, Freud explained that con
أحمد شاكر
كتاب أساسي لمحاولة فهم النشاط الجنسي عند الانسان بصفة عامة، وعند الشواذ والأطفال والمراهقين. ومع ذلك لن يشبع بصورة كاملة الحاجة الملحة لفهم الغريزة الجنسية، فهو يعتبر كمرجع ليس إلا. دفعني لقراءته تجارب سابقة: حيث تعرفت مصادفة علي مثليين، وكان يثيرني أمر هام: هل المثلية أمر فطري أم مكتسب؟ ومما أعجبني هنا في الكتاب أو في طريقة بحث فرويد أنه يبني فكرته علي طرائق بحثية دقيقة، فتجده دائما يشير للملاحظة والتحليل. علي كل فالكتاب يستحق القراءة نظرا لأهمية الموضوع، الذي أصبح مثارا وبقوة من خلال الأعمال ا ...more
Pretty repetitive. I don't see why this was so long, I skimmed over it and got enough of an idea of what is was about without having to read it in depth.
I don't know I don't know. I understand the importance of this work and it lays out some key elements of Freud's work, but it is very abstract. As I'm not the biggest fan of psychoanalysis in the first place it all just sounds a bit silly to me. And, of course, some parts of this of this are just really really outdated and wrong ("If you can't have a vaginal orgasm, you're not doing it right!"). I suppose I (would) prefer Freud's case studies - applied psychoanalysis can be really interesting an ...more
Mohammed Magdi
و أنا بأقلب في كتب علم النفس عندي اتلقيت الكتاب ده ، و لإرتباط فرويد معايا بنظريات و أراء مثيرة للجدل قولت أقراءه ... و لأن احنا في مجتمع ما شاء الله ربنا كارمه بكل حاجة لدرجة انه بقى مجتمع جنسي في المقام الأول و ازدادت فيه الإنحرافات بشكل بشع .. فكان إهتمامي الأكتر بالجزء الأول من الكتاب ..

الكتاب بيناقش ثلاث نظريات :

- الإنحرافات الجنسية
- الجنسية الطفلية
- التحولات الجنسية في مرحلة البلوغ

في جزء الإنحرافات الجنسية أتفق معاه في كل ما قاله .. لكن بالنسبة لموضوع الشذوذ ، و ده مجرد رأي شخصي بدون دراس
Dark Slayer
Well, these, as the title indicates, three essays are the pioneering ground of the concept of sexuality at that critical time, wherein sexuality was amazingly narrowed and was intentionally hid, but Freud, himself, extended it and brought it to light with the help of his patients. In these three essays, Freud states that the casual definition of sexuality has banned many other versions of the term. 'Inverts', firstly, are what is known now by homosexuals, namely both sexes, male and female. Seco ...more
Ana Raquel
É sempre bom ler e reler grandes clássicos da minha grande paixão - a prática clínica. Se bem que a teoria psicodinâmica e psicanalítica nunca foi um paradigma de eleição para essa mesma prática clínica.

Freud foi sem dúvida um grande impulsionador da prática do método clínico, a isso deve a grande ciência a que chamamos de Psicologia.

Para quem não conhece a obra de Freud. Pode-se resumir que Freud procura explicar o comportamento humano através da sexualidade, essa é a sua grande premissa cientí
عائشة عبد الله
قرأت هذا الكتاب لأستطيع أن أفهم كتاب سيكولوجيا العلاقات الجنسية
لم أفهم الكثير في الحقيقة ولكن لابد منه ، سأعود إلى بعض الأجزاء قريبا
Awni F.
Feb 23, 2014 Awni F. marked it as to-buy  ·  review of another edition
كتاب جيد ، أوافق فرويد في بعض الأفكار والأخرى لم أقتنع بها كفاية .. بحاجة لمزيد من القراءة ، أهملت قراءة الهوامش أغلبها واطلعت على بعض المصطلحات ، ولم أفهم بعض سياقات اللغة في المجال النفسي ، ولكن بالعموم كان كتابًا يثري بكثير من الحالات.
Yousra Bushehri

When I first started this book, I was totally and completely confused as to why my professor would assign us this book to read over Christmas break because the first essay was a little too intense to have anything to do with Children's Literature (which is what I'm doing my MA on). But reading the second and third essay, her choice made more sense, in the sense that it had something to do with children. But I'm still confused about where she'll be taking this next term since so far, w
Josh Brown
Actually not that much to say about this one. It's obviously groundbreaking and also easy to miss that bc of the straightforwardness of so much of what Freud writes here. Some of the vocabulary ("inversion" especially) can be off-putting and make you think Freud's argument is more conservative than it is. Also, this is another text that you have to work really hard to not read with the millennial self-congratulatory posture so many of us now approach anything written prior to 1990 with. Let your ...more
من الحجم الصغير..المليئ بمعلومات هائله،اعتقد ان قراءه واحده له غير كافيه لاستيعابه،لي عوده له بعد حين.
Oussama Omari

بأختصار ... هذا الكتاب عبارة عن دراسة علمية يشرح فيها الكاتب نشأة النشاط الجنسى للانسان ويتحدى به معظم معارضيه من ان نشأة هذا النشاط منذ ولادة الطفل او حتى قبل الولادة ..... وتاثير تربية الطفل فى نشاطه الجنسى واختياره للموضوع الجنسى والانحراف عن هذا الموضوع والذى اسماه بالارتكاس ...ومراحل النشاط الجنسى ....... وايضا الى جانب مراحل النشاط الجنسى اثناء النمو ... يشرح معها مراحل النشاط ذاته وكيفية اشباعه والانحرافات ويبن فيه السادية والمازوكية واسباب الشذوذ عن اختيار الجنس الاخر ..... والتمايز بين
"ما من حدث مهم يحدث في البدن ، الا ويكون له قسط في الاثارة الجنسية " .
عندما يُسمع اسم "فرويد" فإن أول ما يتبادر إلى الأذهان هو نظريته الأشهر في الجنسية والطفولة، ويكون رد الفعل مصحوبًا بامتعاض، واستنكار لكيف يمكن أن يعتقد فرويد أن الطفل الرضيع لديه مظاهر جنسية . عندما نشر هذا الكتاب في اوربا كان له وقع الفصيحة وقد شوهت لدى البعض الصورة العلمية لفرويد ، فهو يسوغ لنا بصورة تفصيلية تحليله النفسي عن النشاط الجنسي و الغريزة الجنسية . لكن لا شك ان هذا البحث وتأملات التي وردت به تدعو الى الاهتمام حقا
Shrey Goyal
Three Essays… has been a very interesting read and anyone with as much as a passing interest in human sexuality, psychological development and the human condition in general, should go for it irrespective of their pre-notions about Freud.

While Freud's theories are often criticized for being reductionistic (i.e. for reducing love to sex) he himself says, "anyone who looks down with contempt upon psycho-analysis from a superior vantage-point should remember how closely the enlarged sexuality of ps
In these stories Freud explores the case of "little Hans" and his textbook illustration of the principles of psychoanalysis. Or perhaps I should say the psychoanalytic interpretation of the evidence presented and provided by Hans' family (in which the father was an early and staunch supported of Freud's ideas).

I had to read this for my class in psychoanalysis, so I read this along with several other sources explaining and making this case for psychoanalysis as a whole. I won't blindly disparage
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