27th October 2014: “Sigmund Freud: Flawed Genius and Pioneer of Psychoanalysis”


The next meeting of Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will be on Monday 27th October 2014 at 7.30pm in the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley.

Born in 1856, Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis. He  was a Humanist who did not believe in gods or an afterlife and in his book The Future of an Illusion he wrote “If after this survey of the nature of illusions and delusions, we turn again to religious doctrines, we may reiterate that they are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them true or to believe in them. They are improbable, incompatible with everything we have laboriously discovered about the reality of the world…In the long run, nothing can withstand reason and experience, and the contradiction religion offers to both is only too palpable”. He became an Honorary Associate of the Rationalist Press Association which is still a leading publisher of Humanist books and died in 1939.

John Hawkins is the chairman of Hull and East Riding Humanist Group and will be giving a talk about Freud. All welcome

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