Sigmund Freud, Freud, Carl Jung discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast


Was not always focused on cures or treatments, but was more focused on insight. What does it mean? How can we help people understand why they're feeling something or thinking something or dreaming something? And that insight separate even from treatment was an interesting thing. As long as one was honest about that and said, you know, we're going for understanding we're going for insight. Maybe it's usually just pause on that. If we look at the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. What do you make of the ideas that he had? So you mentioned taking the unconscious subconscious seriously. That's like step one, like that there could be worlds we do not have direct access for. Probe with them through conversation or is that too simplistic to call psychoanalysis conversation? That's not too simplistic. But that's right. And I think that was valuable. Where Freud ended up breaking from some of his contemporaries, he was very focused on this unconscious as being so tightly linked to libido and really, from his perspective, you couldn't really separate the operation of the unconscious mind from these aspects of a little bit in this aspect. And that was one reason. You know, sexual sexually related drives. Carl Jung, who was his contemporary, that's one factor that led to them separating was Carl Jung felt there was a lot more to the unconscious than this libidinous aspect of it..

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