Thomas Aichhorn: “freud before freud”, on sigismund/sigmund freud as a secondary school student

Focusing on the time of middle school and high school, the author revisits Freud’s adolescence using texts and documents that have not been published in France. These documents, like the few thoughts written down in the young Freud’s school journal, also place Freud in the political context of his time. The central hypothesis of this article holds that Freud was an adolescent confronted with intense passions which are related to certain discoveries linked to the foundation of psychoanalysis.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 3, 621-640.