Sigmund Freud: The Vindication of a Battered Theory

Oops!  We had to remove the hero profile you’re looking for because it will soon appear in our new book Heroic Leadership: An Influence Taxonomy of 100 Exceptional Individuals, to be published by Routledge in 2013.

Our contract at Routledge required us to remove many of our profiles on our blog at this time.  But we do have other hero profiles and information about heroes on the menu bar located on the right side of this page.  Check it out!

In the mean time, please accept our apologies.  Here is more information about our new book.

You can click here to return to our HERO home page.  And thanks for visiting!

– Scott Allison and George Goethals

3 Responses to “Sigmund Freud: The Vindication of a Battered Theory”


  • Fabíola Garcia

    He’s the father of psychoanalysis. Without him, we wouldn’t have all the treatments we have for mental disorders. And probably the most part of disorders start from our minds.
    Like most of our heroes he just gained credit for his his job after his death.
    But what matters the most is how helped us to live better today.

    He is totally a HERO.

  • It’s kind of funny. The knee-jerk opposition to Freud’s ideas is the perfect example of a defense mechanism. :D

    I’m not a professional scientist, but as long-time student of Humanity, I have a theory of my own: The mind is fractal in nature– it’s a simple equation that results in infinity. Like Newton and Darwin, Freud was brilliant and absolutely correct; but his ideas represent only a fraction of the entire picture. Nevertheless, his innovative insights not only changed the world, but improved the quality of life for countless people. He definitely qualifies as a hero.

  • Like most of our heroes he just gained credit for his his job after his death.But I dont know why they were always like this.

Leave a Reply