Diverging from the vituperative debates between the "Freud bashers" and the orthodox Freudians, this in-depth investigation of psychoanalysis exposes Freud's specious background assumptions in biology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and moral and social philosophy in order to develop an alternative practice that challenges authoritarian traditions and fosters individual freedom and responsible action in the world.
Jonathan Cohen was raised in New York, studied physical chemistry at Yale University, and earned his M.D. at UCLA. He has practiced psychiatry and psychoanalysis for over twenty-five years. He lectures widely, and his work has been published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, and the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He lives in Denver, Colorado.