Monthly Archives: May 2015

Is there any Truth in Freud on Religion?

Despite the criticism Freud receives for his far-fetched psychoanalysis of people and religion, there are some positives which can be drawn out from his work. #1 Paul Tillich’s Positive view on Freud Paul Tillich welcomes Freud analysis of religion. This is because Freud seemed to draw attention to the way in which Christianity had become […]

Sigmund Freud with Hans
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Freud on Religion – A Summary in Four Points

Following on from my last blog, Sigmund Freud and his psycho analytical views on religion, I have been asked for a simple summary of Freud’s views on religious experience and religious belief. I have managed to get ‘Freud on Religion’ down to 4 key points. #1 The seat of religion is the Super Ego The […]

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Sigmund Freud and his Psychoanalytical views on Religion

The Psychology of Religion is a fascinating topic. I find it interesting how psychologists of the past have used psychology to either explain religion or explain it away. To me, there is no-one more interesting in the field of psychology and religion and Sigmund Freud. With a deep rooted psychology based on the super ego, […]

What is the difference between Direct Realism and Indirect Realism?

As philosophers, it is natural to investigate the issue of perception. When objects are perceived, do they exist independent of our minds? Here are the two main interpretations: Direct realism Direct realism is the idea that the immediate object of perception are minded independent objects and their properties. Direct realism is often referred to as […]

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