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Today’s Birthday: Sigmund Freud (1856)

 Today’s Birthday


Sigmund Freud (1856)

Freud was an Austrian psychiatrist who pioneered the study of the unconscious mind and founded the method of psychological therapy known as psychoanalysis. He postulated that there are a number of defense mechanisms that protect the conscious mind from threatening feelings, and he made conscious recognition of these forgotten experiences—through hypnosis and, later, free association—the foundation of psychoanalytic therapy. Freud was an outspoken proponent and early user of what narcotic? More… Discuss

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Lucian Freud – British painter of the human form – dies at 88, The Washington Post

Lucian Freud - British painter of the human form - dies at 88
Lucian FreudBritish painter of the human form – dies at 88             (click on picture to read the article at The Washington Post)


Arthur Arthur Schopenhauer: (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer
(22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher known for his pessimism and philosophical clarity. At age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, which examined the four separate manifestations of reason in the phenomenal world.  Find his biography @http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Schopenhauer%2c+Arthur, it will make an interesting reading.