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He was a pioneer in the study of the human unconscious and the impact of sexual desire on human behavior, and his 1900 work *The Interpretation of Dreams* is arguably one of the greatest treatises on psychology ever written. But Freud recognized that it was not an easy tome to digest, and prepared this shorter, more accessible version. First published in 1914, *On Dreams* ...more
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Published July 1st 2009 by Cosimo Classics (first published 1900)
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Rosa Ramôa
Os sonhos tem significados...Alguns!
Freud diz que sonhar é significar!
Fatema Alammar
رغم أن كتابا يحتوي عنوانه على مفردة "نظرية" قد يثير شيئا من "الفزع" أو الخشية من مضمون منفّر وغامض يحتاج لشروح وتفسيرات؛ إلا أن كتاب فرويد هذا لا ينطبق عليه الوصف. إنه يميل للتشويق، كما أنه على درجة عاليةٍ من الحيوية ذلك أنه في الأساس كان مجموعة محاضرات ألقاها سيغموند فرويد في جامعة كلارك في الولايات المتحدة سنة 1909
بدا لي فرويد "مدافعا" عن الحلم، يتعامل معه بتقدير خاص، ويقول أحد الباحثين أن فرويد استقى اهتمامه متأثرا بما جاء في التوراة من فكرة تشير إلى أن "كل حلم يتضمن رسالة ما"

هناك مصطلحات معي
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Molly
While Freud does an excellent job in explaining the tracing of dreams back to passing thoughts or unfulfilled wishes/desires, I think he attributes too many of our passions and deepest yearnings to simple, instinctual sexuality. Freud, in my opinion, speaks more of his own psychology than he does to explain the reasoning behind dreaming for the masses. This observation, however, leads me to question the notion that one single methodology for interpreting dreams could exist and apply to all. It s ...more
Andreea
This was so brilliant! Oh, God! Oh, God! I MUST read "The Interpretation of Dreams"!
I know I must make a summary, otherwise I won't remember half of what I've read (not conscious, anyway).
Basically, all dreams are wishes. And if the dream is much too weird and seems like maybe the opposite of something one would want, then it's coded.
Moreover, adult dreams are almost always sexual wishes, although one may not find in them anything to do with that, because they are so well disguised.
sahar salman
لطالما راودتني فكرة وأنا صغيرة، أن جبيني هو شاشة عرض سينما أحلامية. بمجرد أن تذوب عيناني في الكرى حتى تتجمع كائنات صغيرة تشاهد أفلاماً ميتافيزيقية وبعضها واقعية! إنني أعتبر أن هذا الكتابة هو مفتاح لأبواب عديدة من نظريات فرويد. فعدا أنه كان مشوقاً إلا أنه احتفظ بدرجة عالية من الدقة في توصيف الأحلام والرقابة عليها والفكرة الكامنة في كل حلم. إنني أقدر جهد فرويد حول هذا الموضوع إلا أن مبالغته في الرموز الجنسية لم استسغها كما أعتقد أن الكثيرين فعلوا ذلك. هذا دائماً ما أواجهه في كتاباته .. نظريات جيده ...more
Travis
I just finished reading this little book for the third or fourth time and I'm still impressed by its profundity (which extends far beyond what Freud explicitly says about dreams, by the way).

"On Dreams" is the 1901 layman's, condensed version of Freud's monumental and dense 1899 tome "The Interpretation of Dreams." While lacking the voluminous case studies, arguments and explanations of mind that are recorded in "The Interpretation of Dreams," this popularization presents an abbreviated explana
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Ghazi



لفرويد دوره الريادي في علم النفس,وإبعاده تماما عن التراث والغيبيات وتناوله كعلمٍ قائم بذاته, بعيداً عن ماكان يُظن ويربط به من أعطاب عضويه

وكذا كانت له قصبة السبق في حل اللغط الذي استحال الى عرفٍ فيما يخص العقل البشري, وما آلت إليه نظرياته في تبرأتة من تهمة " العقل الواحد ", والتي كانت سائدة ولاتحيد عن أعرافها العقول, حيث وضع يده على العقل الباطن وأطلق اللاشعور كمصطلحٍ جديد في الفكر وفي سلوكيات البشر

يؤخذ عليه في كتابه هذا, إصراره العجيب على حصر كل مسببات الحلم إلى الدافع الجنسي

!أجزم أن الرموز الجن
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Ryan
Freud's first major work was the epic Interpretation of Dreams, published right at the turn of the century (1899, that is). What I didn't know until recently was that the work was a pretty major commercial flop. It only sold something like 600 copies in total over the first few years.

Freud thought his work was very important, so about a year later he wrote and published "On Dreams," a much shorter, much simpler work, intended for a wider audience. It leaves out much of the dense material that m
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Giedre
It is not necessarily an easy or overly enjoyable read and although I started reading it because of my interest in dreams, now I keep asking myself why don't I just find something else. It is as if Freud is playing with me. As much as I find this text annoying, self indulgent and occasionally far fetched, it's absurdity keeps me going.

Now I'm not gonna argue with those who admire Freud and I do understand that being written a century ago this was one of the very first steps investigating human p
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Ameera H.  Al-mousa
هذا مبحث فرويد الأصلي المختصر عن الحلم وتأويلة ترجمة جورج طرابيشي , صفحاتة قليلة جداً -مقارنة مع المترجمات الآخرى - لم يتطرق لنظريات الحلم عن العلماء الآخرون

استعرض لحقيقة الحلم كرغبات مكبوتة , كما يرى أثناء قيام الحلم بعمله , تنتقل الشدة النفسسية للافكار والتصورات التى هي موضوع عمل الحلم لتتلبس افكاراً وتصورات اخرى هي بالضبط تلك التى ماكنا نتوقع البتة ان نراها تأخذ مثل تلك الحدة والكثافة.

وهو يرى أن الاشياء التى لاتثير الإهتمام أثناء النهار لاتصبح مثيرة للاهتمام بالنسبة الى الحلم , وأن الترهات
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Katia
Lire un texte de Freud peut faire peur, mais en réalité c'est l'un des plus abordable. J'ai trouvé ce texte vraiment clair et accessible.
C'est vraiment intéressant, et très complet, sur l'analyse des rêves, mais surtout sur l'explication de leur mécanisme. Je le conseille pour ceux qui souhaitent en savoir plus sur les rêves. Vous y apprendrez par exemple que le moi accorde créance aux images du rêve pour permettre la poursuite du sommeil. En d'autres termes, si vous entendez en dormant un bruit
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Allex Langley
On Dreams by Sigmund Freud is a really tough read for an average teen like me. Freud is extremely thorough in everything he writes to the point where his work can be a bit… boring. I say this in the nicest way possible, seeing as his work was undeniably important to psychology. His purpose in writing this book was to take key points from his Interpretation of Dreams and put them in a much smaller, easier to understand book for someone who wanted to get a good idea of how Freud would classify an ...more
آســــيــــا
يتحدث الكتاب عن الرغبات الطفليه المولده للحلم الطفلي وإشباعها لدى الطفل او البالغ تظهر بشكل بسيط سهل التفسيرلهذا النوع من الأحلام اما النوع الآخر فهو قائم على المعنى الكامن للحلم والمعنى الظاهر والتناقض فيما بينهما مما يؤدي الى سوء التفسير في العاده فالمعنى الكامن لايكتفي بشيء واحد بل قد يؤدي الى عدة معاني تتداعي تباعاً، كما ذكر عملية التكثيف والابدال والتي تظهر الحلم في صورة مستعصيه على الفهم بالرغم من ان موادها تكونت من مواقف سابقه تخزنت في اللاوعي بطريقه لاشعوريه لأحداث غابره او مواقف حياتيه ...more
Ryan Zimmerman Carstairs
Well, it is a little out dated – but that’s fine. Frankly it’s Mr. Freud’s condescension, arrogance, and asinine assumptions about his audience and his critics that I found off-putting. Still it’s a decent book to get a feel for the history and origins of modern psychology. So it gets a 3 for that, though for entertainment it’s a 2 and for information it’s a 1 (as I said, dated).
So averaged out it’s a 2.
Daniel Perry
I'm not actually going to review this, only comment that it feels absolutely absurd to apply a star system to the founding texts of Western thought... OK, little review: this book is useful in that it's a condensed version of the mammoth Interpretation of Dreams. It worked well as a refresher, an inevitable source in the background for something I'm currently working on about dreams and creativity.
Abby Hagler
I suppose the only thing left to do would be to read The Interpretation of Dreams. I feel like I did not gain much by reading this, except exposure to the pathways Freud discusses ("exhaustively" in some cases, according to the translator) in Interpretation of Dreams. I gave it two stars for that merit. But I thought this book was terribly boring.
L.
Yeah, yeah, everything is a veiled allusion to repressed sexual desires. We get it.

I still can't help but feel that this tells us infinitely more about Freud's own psychological problems than of the origins of anybody else's "obsessions" or "hysteria".
Arwena
In English (title: The Interpretation of dreams

I tried to read it years ago and then stopped, not much time to dedicate to Freud. I took it back this year, just to give him another try. It's really nice to see how the process of dream analysis came in Freud's mind, this is something I admire. The other reason for that new try is I liked to analyse dreams when in high-school, I wasn't doing it the wrong the way. That the only good part of the book. Freud's style is heavy, I had to be patient fo
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Eric
In this popularized reworking of The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud counters the explanation of dreams as random biological happenings resulting from confluences of bodily systems. Instead, Freud insists on the symbolic and psychological “significance of dreams” (12). He argues that dreams possess a frequently non-literal, or “latent” (27), layer of meaning that can be discovered via careful psychoanalytic interpretation. Freud offers numerous brief examples in support of his claims that dreams ...more
Abdullah Almushawah
انه لمن المؤكد ان معرفتك بنفسك ستأخذ منحى آخر بعد قراءة اي شيء لهذا العبقري (سيغموند فرويد) فهو لم يكتفي فقط بأن يخبر الإنسان انه عاجز امام نفسه عندما قام باكتشافة المدوي "اللاشعور" بل اضاف في هذا الكتاب ان اللاشعور يحاول ان يجد اي طريقة ليعبر بها عن نفسه، الأحلام، يقول فرويد ببساطة ان الانسان يرى في أحلامه ما لا يريد قوله لنفسه او ربما ما يعجز عن قولة لأسباب نفسية كثيرة و عوامل خارجية متعددة (اجتماعية، دينية اخلاقية) و غيرها

انا اعتقد ان فرويد يكتب لأولئك الذين يريدون ان يتعروا امام انفسهم بلا
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HuDa AljaNabi
"إن مادة الحلم الكامنة هي التي تحدد المضمون الظاهر حتى في ادق تفاصيله تقريبا ، وكل تفصيل من هذه التفاصيل لا يشتق من فكرة منعزلة وإنما من عدة افكار مقتبسة من تلك المادة الأساسية وغير مترابطة فيما بينها بالضرورة بل من الممكن أن تكون منتمية إلى اشد ميادين الأفكار الكامنة اختلافا .
Stuart Clements
On Dreams establishes some of the fundamental premises of Freudian dream interpretation, however it does not claim to enable one to perform an accurate interpretation. Practice is required, and often more specialized training. The book itself is somewhat difficult an although short, has a great deal to offer to the studious mind. Recommended for those interested in pursuing a career in clinical or counseling psychology, as well as to those wishing to gain an appreciation for the novelty of this ...more
Nikki
Another reading for my Dreams class. For the last session we had read a lot of articles analyzing Freud's work. After all that, I enjoyed reading Freud's original work. This is the only translated work of Freud's that he himself authorized and approved of, so I felt it may have had a more honest look at the ideas Freud was working on. This text focused on the significance of dreams, different dream categories as defined by Freud, dream elements and displacement, facades, and distortion. Freud al ...more
ilaria_emme
Pag 49: Una paziente mi aveva descritto poco tempo prima la malattia del fratello, che era diventato improvvisamente pazzo gridando �Natura! Natura!�. I dottori credevano che la sua esclamazione derivasse dalla lettura del sorprendente saggio di Goethe sull'argomento e indicasse che egli si era affaticato troppo con i suoi studi. Io avevo osservato che mi sembrava pi� probabile che si dovesse prendere la sua esclamazione della parola �Natura� nel senso sessuale che qui usano le persone meno colt ...more
Phil
Dreams is based on a set of lectures that Sigmund Freud gave almost a century ago. The language is stiff and outdated, but that only serves to reinforce the fact that Dreams is the original text on dream interpretation.

The general facts about dreams and how the brain creates them were fascinating. Unfortunately, Freud's obsession with sex led him to some opinions that were a little harder to believe in (ex. the number three ALWAYS represents a male).

Overall, Dreams was a good introduction to dr
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Jessica
I thought this book was very interesting. Freud is a genius writer and sets up his arguments very well. Everyone has wondered about the source and meaning of their dreams at least once in their life. Freud just pondered about it a little more than the average person... There were some points that were stretched to fit his "logic" but he did have some very interesting ideas. You do have to read it with an open mind but it is also key to take it with a grain or two of salt. It was a fairly fast re ...more
Shanna
Very interesting insight on dreams and dream interpretation. I found Freud's theories intriguing and thought provoking.
Scott Stirling
Abridged or more concise 1901 version of his big book on dreams from 1899, packed with interesting information about dreams, dream analysis (with good examples drawn from his and others) and the state of the art of scientific ideas about it all in his day, which amazes because it's taken a long time to move the needle since Freud. But also interesting is how Freud incorporates dreams into his overall theory of the mind and its "economics" as he described, the Unconscious grinding away at night, ...more
Mody
اريد تحميل هذا الكتاب لطفا
نائلة حلتوت
لم أتوقع أن فرويد سيكون كاتباً ممتعاً و مشوقاً و يستطيع إيصال فكرته بتبسيط شديد حتى لمن لم يقرأ له قبلا ولا علاقة له بعلم النفس..
الكتاب مقسم إلى محاضرات أمتعها محاضرة تحليل أمثلة من الأحلام و السمات الأثرية و الطفالة في الحلم و فيهما يوجز و يطبق كل ماذكره في كتابه هذا من تقنيات تأويل الحلم و عمل الحلم نفسه.
لكن ما يعيبه هو أنه -كما قال فرويد نفسه- يرتكز على مبادئ لا أحد سواه يراها بديهية و على الكثير الكثير من الافتراضات و بالتالي لا أستطيع أبداً أن أصدق أن ما يقوله فرويد -في هذا الكتاب على الأقل
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