Admirable Evasions - review

Dalrymple explains why human self-understanding has not been bettered by the false promises of the different schools of psychological thought.

Admirable Evasions - review

Postby Mike » 16 Apr 2015, 01:02

Picked this one up on the Kindle straight after its release, and have read it over the last couple of days. It's a very short book, but it still manages to be a tad repetitive in parts. There isn't much in it that will be new to readers of TD's occasional articles on the topic (on Freud in particular), but there are the usual witty aphorisms and worthwhile insights. I was a little disappointed that he didn't explore some of the more abstruse psychological theories at all - he deals with Freud and Skinner and briefly with Adler, but not with Jung or Lacan, for instance. I suppose that since it's more a polemic than a history or a manual, that's to be expected.

His recent talk in New York at the launch of the book: ... /041315MI/
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