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Freud and the Question of Pseudoscience

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For three decades Frank Cioffi has been at the center of the debate over Freud's legacy and the legitimacy of psychoanalysis. Cioffi has given startling demonstrations that, in one area after another, Freud's accounts of the development of his theories are untruthful. But Cioffi's even more impressive achievement has been to scrupulously distinguish the many different, oft ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published January 29th 1999 by Open Court
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Shane Avery
Cioffi is a fucking hack. He uses words that don't exist like "instatiation." (Maybe he and his editors simply don't know how to spell "instantiation"?) And there are typos every few pages. Truly this is both a linguistic and stylistic atrocity for the ages.

In his opening chapter (which approaches 100 pages in length) entitled "Why are we still arguing about Freud?" Cioffi tries to convince us that Freud is an absolute quack by drawing analogies to Nixon & Watergate, to the Iran-Contra affai
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