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Single Idea 3410

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 4. Folk Psychology]

Full Idea

Freudian depth psychology has now almost achieved the status of folk psychology of the sophisticates.

Gist of Idea

Folk psychology has adapted to Freudianism


Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p.158)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.158

A Reaction

You don't need to be a 'sophisticate' to laugh knowingly when someone makes an embarrassing Freudian slip. Terms like 'neurotic' are commonplace among modern folk.