Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality Sigmund Freud (1905)

Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality Sexual Abberations Infantile Sexuality Transformations of Puberty "At the turn of the last century, Freud produced the "Three Essays" and "The Interpretation of Dreams," the two pillars upon which the whole of his psychoanalysis sits like a lintel. Of the two, it is the "Three Essays," with its outline of ...

Freud, Sigmund. (1905d). Three essays on the theory of sexuality. SE, 7: 123-243.

Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality Sexual Abberations Infantile Sexuality Transformations of Puberty "At the turn of the last century, Freud produced the "Three Essays" and "The Interpretation of Dreams," the two pillars upon which the whole of his psychoanalysis sits like a lintel. Of the two, it is the "Three Essays," with its outline of "the libido theory," that has again and again attracted controversy and spurred the later development of psychoanalysis." --Elisabeth Young-Bruehl "Publishing the "Three Essays" in a new accessible edition is exciting in and of itself; the commentaries by Marcus and Chodorow make it an historic volume. It is fitting to have a contemporary thinker such as Chodorow help the next generation understand its monumental contributions." --Steven J. Ellman


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Freud, S. (1905). Three essays on the theory of sexualitry.Standard Edition, 7, pp. 136-243. (cf. Gay, 1989, pp. 239-293)

The Essays were published in 1905. They were revised on several occasions by their author as he elaborated his theory of psychoanalysis. The Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality forms a unified work that shook up every aspect of the field of research into the mysteries of the human soul. For the first time Freud approached the psychosexuality of childhood. It was nothing new at the time; several medical studies had already tackled the subject. As an author he is not therefore the inventor of the notion of child sexuality. Later, during the dissemination of his discoveries among a wider public, there was a real scandal followed by fierce resistance from the scientific world, arising mainly from the difficulty in distinguishing sexuality from psychosexuality.