Alfred Maury and the politics of the unconscious in nineteenth-century France
Dowbiggin, Ian R.
History of Psychiatry [Great Britain]
Discusses the views of Louis Ferdinand Alfred Maury (1817-92), noted French scholar, on the psychology of the unconscious mind, suggesting that his views reflected not only conventional medical attitudes but also his disapproval of radical politics. Maury's ideas on hallucinations, dreams, and hypnosis reflected the cultural politics of France from the 1840's to the 1870's.