Freud

Empathy has been a central focus of my research over the last 20 years. In my early work, I considered just one ‘fraction’ of empathy, namely ‘theory of mind’ (ToM), or the ability to attribute mental states (desires, intentions, beliefs, knowledge, emotions)
to oneself...

Admired or ridiculed, idealised or pilloried, Freud was a gigantic intellect. His credentials as a psychologist, indicated by his commitment to studying the mind, are beyond question.

Also beyond doubt is Freud’s influence on 20th-century thought inspired by and...