Despite being discounted by modern science for it's subjectivity, lack of replicability and emphasis on sexuality, the work of Sigmund Freud has been influential both within and outside of the field of psychology. In fact, even less accepted theories (like the Oedipal Complex) are still major points of discussion in looking at literature. The idea of the Unconscious has even been used to question the validity of scientific empiricism itself. I am taking a class where the reading material is based heavily on these assumptions and am curious about how many of Freud's ideas are still thought to be of value in modern practice. Further, our textbook establishes that claims are falsifiable or metaphysical, how are claims which question this binary itself classified? Does Freud's lack of applicability in his own field make the continued use of it by other disciplines a poor choice?
This is the trailer for the mediocre movie about Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud I saw this weekend. It (like psychoanalysis) may focus a bit too much on sex.