Freud Evaluated

Freud Evaluated

Freud Evaluated: The Completed Arc
The 1997 MIT Press edition
Author Malcolm Macmillan
Country Netherlands
Language English
Genre Psychology
Published 1991 (Elsevier Science)
Media type Print
Pages 762
ISBN 9 780262 631716

Freud Evaluated: The Completed Arc is a 1991 book about Sigmund Freud by Malcolm Macmillan.


  • Scholarly reception 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
    • Footnotes 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2

Scholarly reception

The work received a favorable reception from several critics of Freud.[1][2][3][4] It was described by Frederick Crews as "the single most important book about Freud's ideas."[1] Allen Esterson calls Freud Evaluated, "a painstaking scholarly and remarkably wide-ranging historically-based critique of Freud's theoretical framework which will remain an invaluable sourcebook for many years to come."[2]

Cultural historian

  • Crews, Frederick (2006). Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays. Emeryville: Shoemaker Hoard.  
  • Dufresne, Todd (2007). Against Freud. Stanford: Stanford University Press.  
  • Esterson, Allen (1993). Seductive Mirage: An Exploration of the Work of Sigmund Freud. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company.  
  • Webster, Richard (2005). Why Freud Was Wrong: Sin, Science and Psychoanalysis. Oxford: The Orwell Press.  


  1. ^ a b Crews 2006. p. 352.
  2. ^ a b Esterson 1993. p. ix.
  3. ^ a b Webster 2005. pp. 560-561.
  4. ^ a b Dufresne 2007. p. 162.



See also

Todd Dufresne calls it, "a strong, comprehensive, although fairly dry, examination of the early history and theory of psychoanalysis".[4]