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Sigmund Freud

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"We are so made, that we can only derive intense enjoyment from a contrast, and only very little from a state of things."
Civilization and its Discontents (1930)


Why War?
The Einstein-Freud Letters

In 1932 Albert Einstein in Potsdam wrote to Sigmund Freud in Vienna. Why war? the ground-breaking physicist asked the founder of psychotherapy.

Was there a solution to this age-old catastrophe? Freud's response was surprising.

Why War?
The Einstein-Freud Letters

BBC Radio 4
December 29th 2023


"The dream never
concerns itself with trifles;
we do not allow sleep to be disturbed by trivialities."

Sigmund Freud

Austrian psychiatrist and founder of psychoanalysis. Born in Freiberg, Moravia (today Pribor in the Czech Republic). Died in Hampstead, London.

From 1860-1938 Freud lived in Vienna where in 1899 he heralded a new century with his groundbreaking work The Interpretation of Dreams

From 1891 Freud lived and worked at Berggasse 19 in Vienna's 9th district.