Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis

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The Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis is based on a series of two-hour talks given by Sigmund Freud at the University of Vienna between 1915 and 1917 to initiate both doctors and laypeople to the fundamental principles of psychoanalysis. Delivered with the intention of publication at a later date, the published Introductory Lectures had enormous success, with fifty thousand copies sold in German during Freud's lifetime. Together with the Psychopathology of Everyday Life (1901b), it was—and still is—Freud's...