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11. The interpretation of dreams

11. The interpretation of dreams  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0011
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9780192802156
11. The interpretation of dreams As this book has proceeded, I have first knocked Freud down, then picked him up again, dusted him off, and put him back on a pedestal. But it is not the same pedestal on which I would want to place our own dream theory. How can we now summarize the similarities and differences of the views of modern neuroscience with those of Freudian psychoanalysis? My colleague Bob Stickgold puts it well when he says, ‘Freud was 50 per cent right and 100 per cent wrong’. In this final chapter we unpack this paradox, hoping to
4. Fossil hominins: analysis and interpretation

4. Fossil hominins: analysis and interpretation  

Bernard Wood

in Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775840
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803603.003.0004
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9780192803603
4. Fossil hominins: analysis and interpretation
8. Christology

8. Christology  

E. P. Sanders

in Paul: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776755
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854513.003.0008
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9780192854513
8. Christology
2. Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science?

2. Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science?  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0002
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9780192802156
2. Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science? , most dream theorists preferred to focus on content. Impressed with the apparent unintelligibility of dreams, these theorists assumed that there was a rebus, or transformational set of rules (algorithm), which presented the deeper meanings of the dream in disguised symbolic, metaphorical, and sensory terms. Interpretation has always been the main goal of content analysis, whether for medical diagnosis (in the hands of the early Greeks), fortune telling (in the work of Artemidorus), religious prophecy (in the Bible), or psychological divinations (in the proto-scientific schema of Sigmund
1. What is hermeneutics?

1. What is hermeneutics?  

Jens Zimmermann

in Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.003.0001
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1. What is hermeneutics?
4. Hermeneutics and the humanities

4. Hermeneutics and the humanities  

Jens Zimmermann

in Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.003.0004
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4. Hermeneutics and the humanities
4. The process of interpretation

4. The process of interpretation  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0004
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4. The process of interpretation
8. Can the study of human behaviour be objective?

8. Can the study of human behaviour be objective?  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0008
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9780199606696
8. Can the study of human behaviour be objective?
5. Teaching the kingdom of God

5. Teaching the kingdom of God  

Richard Bauckham

in Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777691
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.003.0005
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9780199575275
5. Teaching the kingdom of God
2. How psychoanalysis began

2. How psychoanalysis began  

Daniel Pick

in Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782404
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226818.003.0002
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2. How psychoanalysis began Psychoanalysis emerged between the 1880s and 1900s. Its origins can be traced to many sources; above all, to Freud’s work on hysteria and dreams, his studies of everyday ‘mistakes’ (such as slips of the tongue or bungled actions), and inquiries into sexuality. The phrase ‘talking cure’, often used interchangeably with ‘psychoanalysis’, was coined before Freud’s most important ideas had seen the light of day. A patient, Bertha Pappenheim (later to become a champion of women’s education and rights), offered this description of her experience of treatment by Freud’s colleague, Josef Breuer, in the early 1880s. Although

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