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by Ronald Fletcher To commit a quantity to Freud in a chain on 'The Making of Sociology' might sound, to a few readers, very unusual. Freud, they may argue, used to be not just (and very explicitly) a psychologist, but in addition (and both explicitly) a medical psychologist, whose so much speedy preoccupation was once that of attempting to remedy the psychological health problems of his sufferers. moreover, he used to be a psychologist who insisted on touching on his theories as heavily as attainable to organic and physiological proof. All this, in fact, is right. yet to undertake this view as one that pretty marks Freud off from sociology is a easy mistake, and one that indicates how unfortunately matters which have been as soon as obvious as being primarily interrelated were compelled into fake separation by way of the present trend of'specialization'-necessary and proper whilst it's soundly conceived, yet intellectually disastrous whilst it isn't. it really is necessary to bear in mind that every one the key thinkers who contributed to the making of sociology-from Comte and Spencer to Ward, Giddings, Tonnies, Durkheim, Hobhouse, Weber, Simmel, Pareto (this can be a very lengthy record I)-were, in reality, confident concerning the shut relationships among biology, psychology and sociology. an identical is correct of the entire significant anthropologists. the easy fact is that every one those males have been significantly and creatively partaking within the revolution which was once occurring in man's method of his wisdom of nature, and of his personal nature and position inside of it.

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27. S. Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents, 1930, Standard Edition, Vol. 21; Totem and Taboo, 1912, 1913, Standard Edition, Vol. 13. S. Freud, Postscript to An Autobiographical Study, London and New York, 1935. S. d, 1923, Standard Edition, Vol. 19. Quotations from W. W. Norton editions, New York, p. 3. , p. , p. 14. See S. Freud, Three Essays on the Theory if Sexuality, 1905, Standard Edition, Vol. 7. d. S. Freud, 'The Unconscious', 1915, in Standard Edition, Vol. 14. ), General Psychological Theory, Vol.

5. For the terms 'context of discovery' and 'context of validation', see R. , 1966. I. 2 18 Freud and Modern Society 6. 7. 8. 9· 10. II. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. I 7. 18. 19. 20. 2 I. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. S. Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents, 1930, Standard Edition, Vol. 21; Totem and Taboo, 1912, 1913, Standard Edition, Vol. 13. S. Freud, Postscript to An Autobiographical Study, London and New York, 1935. S. d, 1923, Standard Edition, Vol. 19. Quotations from W. W. Norton editions, New York, p.

Freud, 'The Unconscious', 1915, in Standard Edition, Vol. 14. ), General Psychological Theory, Vol. VI, Collier Books, New York, p. 134. , p. 140. This term was used by Wilhelm Reich in The Sexual Revolution, (1929), London, 1951 and 1972, p. 18. See J. S. Brown, 'A Comparative Study of Deviations from Sexual Mores', American Sociological Review, 17: I 38, 1952. Table reproduced by A. K. J. 1966, p. 13· Reich, The Sexual Revolution, p. 6. , pp. 10 and 81. One of the titles in the Fontana Modern Masters series is Charles Rycroft, Reich, London, 1971.

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