Hamna asked in Social SciencePsychology · 2 months ago

Why Sigmund Freud is considered as a biological determinist?

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  • 1 month ago

    Consider how far we have come since Freud. His conception of the ID plays a part in neuroscience when we consider the limbic system. This system is the biological relay of human impulse. 

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    1 month ago

                           

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  • 2 months ago

    Freud was addicted to cocaine and a person who had a domineering personality. It didn't make much sense that he based all his analytical findings on his patients and himself. 

  • 2 months ago

    Consider how far we have come since Freud. His conception of the ID plays a part in neuroscience when we consider the limbic system. This system is the biological relay of human impulse. The frontal cortex is the "seat of the ego." Any view of life that is not reducible to biology is probably going to be inaccurate. Biological structure and the functions of it are real things, and in time are the cause of human behaviors.

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  • 2 months ago

    he was a very unique man with high intelligence & it was just part of his studies.  The man was a genius in many fields.

    Was Freud a determinist?

    Sigmund Freud defined determinism in terms of the unconscious and contended that behavior is caused by internal, mental mechanisms. In some ways, Freud was more extreme than Skinner, who acknowledged that some behaviors are not predictable. ... Thus, they have developed the concept of statistical determinism.

    Determinism - Famous Psychologists, Behaviors, and Laws - JRank ...psychology.jrank.org › pages › Determinism

  • 2 months ago

     Freud was a determinist. For Freud, we can identify causes for our various mental states, which derive from biological drives such as sex as well as self-preservation, including eating and protection.

  • OTTO
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    2 months ago

    "Biological determinism, also called biologism or biodeterminism, the idea that most human characteristics, physical and mental, are determined at conception by hereditary factors passed from parent to offspring."

    No, I don't think Freud is a biological determinist. He sought to uncover childhood traumas that underlaid neuroses, thus nuture, not nature, was his focus. 

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