G. C. Lichtenberg: Dreams, Jokes, and the Unconscious in Eighteenth-Century Germany

  title={G. C. Lichtenberg: Dreams, Jokes, and the Unconscious in Eighteenth-Century Germany},
  author={Craig Tomlinson},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  pages={761 - 799}
  • C. Tomlinson
  • Published 1 June 1992
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
The German physicist and writer Lichtenberg (1742–1799) was well known during the nineteenth century as a humorist, thinker, and psychologist. He was also a favorite author of Freud, who read him beginning in his teens, quoted him frequently, and called him a “remarkable psychologist.” Despite this, he has been ignored by psychoanalysts and historians of psychiatry alike, and most of his writing is still unavailable in English. An introduction to Lichtenberg as a psychologist is provided… 
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