Quote of the Day

The theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, in Volume 1 of his The Nature and Destiny of Man  (1964 edition, pg. 43), critiques Freudianism and, by extension, naturalism generally:

The whole of Freudian psychology, not in what it declares but in what it implies, is really a striking proof of how remarkably spirit and nature, animal impulse and spiritual freedom, are compounded in human existence. . . . Freudianism pretends to explain all the complexities of man’s spirit in biological terms but fails to explain how biological impulses should have become transmuted into such highly complex spiritual phenomena.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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