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What do we know about Sigmund Freud's theories?
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His own baggage

Despite being an alleged expert on the mind, Freud himself was severely troubled.
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The Argument

Sigmund was a troubled soul himself. Letters suggest his sister in law was his mistress for many years and he had also had an affair with a male friend. In his 40s, Freud "had numerous psychosomatic disorders as well as exaggerated fears of dying and other phobias."[1] He was an avid drug user and cocaine addict. He was a lifelong smoker and refused to stop despite losing part of his jaw due to relentless malignancy. He had more than 30 surgeries and requested and received euthanasia from his physician.

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[P1] Freud was a heavily disturbed person.

Rejecting the premises


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