Friday, June 10, 2011

'Freud's Last Session'

This little two-hander by Mark St. Germain is more fair to both Freud and C.S. Lewis than I anticipated it would be, and much of it's smart, and feels well researched. I'm not always convinced by it, though.  The arguments by both men fail to seem entirely full, though my educated guess is that Germain does touch the essential premises and essential self-awareness of both men.  If there is anything missing, I think it's probably Freud's appreciation of Nietzsche, who gets beyond the polarities that Freud is here dramatized as having accepted.

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