Review of <em>Freud: An intellectual biography</em>.

Reviews the book, Freud: An Intellectual Biography by Joel Whitebook (2017). Whitebook’s Freud: An Intellectual Biography is aptly subtitled, for throughout there is a constant interweaving of biographical events and conceptual ideas. The book is richly textured and far-ranging, taking up a multitude of topics and ideas that are discussed in great detail. The reviewer, Eagle, cannot cover all the rich material that comprises this book. Instead, Eagle will discuss its basic themes. The overarching intention of the book is to link presumed critical events in Freud’s early life and the content of his theorizing, in particular, its limitations—as Whitebook puts it, “a compelling account of Freud’s intellectual biography—that is, of the relations between the unfolding of his thinking and crucial development in his life history” (p. 16). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)