Freud the reluctant philosopher alfred i tauber on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers freud began university intending to study both medicine and philosophy but he was ambivalent about philosophy. Alfred i tauber born 1947 is an american philosopher and historian of science who from 1993 to 2010 served as director of the boston university center for philosophy and history of science at boston university tauber has published extensively on 19th and 20th century biomedicine the development of modern immunology the doctor patient relationship and contemporary science studies. Tauber looks at freud the positivist and critic of philosophy and asks what kind of philosopher he was and how he fits into the history of philosophy the book is a bit long winded but the last chapter sums things up well tauber wants to see freud as an advocate of free will and therefore a moralist. Alfred i tauber is professor of philosophy and the zoltan kohn professor of medicine at boston university where he is also director of the center for philosophy and history of science his books include science and the quest for meaning patient autonomy and the ethics of responsibility and henry david thoreau and the moral agency of knowing. Read the full text online edition of freud the reluctant philosopher 2010 home browse books book details alfred tauber argues that freudianism still offers a rich approach to self inquiry one that reaffirms the enduring task of philosophy and many of the abiding ethical values of western civilization the analytic freud
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