Sigmund Freud

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In existographies, Sigmund Freud (99-16 BE) (1856-1939 ACM) (IQ:185|#70) (ID:2.23|83) (RGM:131|1,350+) (PR:27|65AE / psychologist:1) (Murray 4000:18|M) (Gottlieb 1000:15) (Becker 160:43|5L) (Becker 139:119|3L) (Stokes 100:66) (Simmons 100:6) (Bloom 100:19) (Scott 50:11) (FET:2) (FA:159) (GA:13) (RMS:75) (GPhE:32) (GSE:#) (CR:301) (LH:15) (TL:320|#21) was an Austrian psychologist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, noted for []


The basis "energy psychology" model of Freud.

In 1895, Freud, in his Project for Scientific Psychology[1], attempted to represent psychical processes as a quantitatively determinate state of specifiable material particles, based on “bound energy” (entropic energy) and “unbound energy” (free energy); in modern equation form:

While Freud's Project, never reached published completion, he did go to employ a number of thermodynamical ideas, in his "dynamical psychology" publications, aka psychodynamics, which Carl Jung later attempted to further.[2]


In 1937, Freud, written in exile[3] in England, penned the first two parts on Moses and Monotheism, published in Imago.

In 1939, Freud, in his Moses and Monotheism, building on his early two publications on Moses, and with citation to Eduard Meyer (1905), Hugo Gressmann (1913), and Ernst Sellin (1922), argued that Moses, if he existed, was an Egyptian, that he was part of the Akhenaten religious movement, and that the three main names of god, in the Hebrew Bible, El aside, namely: Adonai, Yahweh, and Jehovah, “Adon-ai”, in particular, are “Aten” derivatives.[4]


Quotes | On

The following are quotes on Freud:

“From Sigmund Freud's major biographer, we learn that the future ‘father of psychoanalysis’ in his first semester at the University of Vienna, from October 1873 to March 1874, elected to study twelve lectures in anatomy and six in chemistry per week, together with their respective practical courses. In the second semester he industriously (and over-ambitiously?) added botany, microscopy, mineralogy; biology and Darwinism; physics; Brentano's empirical and philosophical psychology; physiology with Brucke, and still more (Jones, 1953, I: 4). From the subsequently matured student himself we discover that such wide-ranging early industry soon suffered a ‘Mephistophelian’ lack of any due success (Freud, 1925. An Autobiographical Study, citing Goethe's Faust (§1.4): ‘In vain you roam around scientifically. Everyone learns only what he can…’).”
— Ray Dyer (2021), “Freud and the Helmholtz School”[5]

Quotes | By

The following are quotes by Freud:

“Neither in my private life nor in my writings have I ever made a secret of being an out-and-out unbeliever.”
— Sigmund Freud (c.1920), “Letter to Charles Singer” [6]
“I feel that I have done for human ‘reason’, what Copernicus did for the ‘universe’, and Darwin did for our ‘origins’.”
— Sigmund Freud (c.1930), Publication [7]

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See also


  1. A Project for Scientific Psychology – Hmolpedia 2020.
  2. Psychodynamics – Hmolpedia 2020.
  3. Miller, Bruce. (2009). “Ernst Sellin and the Death of Moses (1 of 3): Freud’s Use of Sellin’s Material” (Ѻ), Contradicciones, Blog, Nov 4.
  4. Freud, Sigmund. (1937). The Man Moses and the Monotheistic Religion: Three Essays (Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion. Drei Abhandlungen). Imago; Moses and Monotheism (translator: Katherine Jones) (Amz) (Arc) (txt). Knopf, 1939.
  5. Dyer, Ray.  (2021). “Freud and the Helmholtz School” (Ѻ), Victorian Web, Feb 11.
  6. Mill, David. (2006). Atheist Universe: the Thinking Person’s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism (pg. 25). Ulysses.
  7. (a) Rieff, Philip. (1959). The Mind of a Moralist (Voltaire, pg. 24; Schopenhauer, pg. 36; Copernicus, pg. 70). University of Chicago Press.
    (b) Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pg. 448). HarperOne.

Further reading

  • Solms, Mark; Fonagy, Peter; Mathys, Christoph; Hopkins, Jim. (2020). Free Energy Principle: in Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience. Frontiers.


  • Anon. (2014). “Psychotherapy: Sigmund Freud” (YT), The School of Life, Nov 28.

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