The Jews Killed Moses: Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Question

Producción científica: Contribución a una revistaArtículorevisión exhaustiva

Resumen

Freud completed his last book, on Moses and Monotheism, in 1939, while in his London exile. Its publication was deemed untimely, as its two main theses could be construed as a form of Jewish self-hatred. The first claim questions Moses’ Jewish origins and contends that the founder of the Jews was in fact an Egyptian; the second suggests that the Jews killed Moses and then created his myth as a coping mechanism for concealing their terrible deed. In this article, I contend that Moses and Monotheism can be read as Freud’s intervention in debates on the ‘Jewish Question’. After revisiting Freud’s original argument (I), I assess its reception among leading Jewish intellectuals of the 20th century (II). I then use Freud’s arguments to look at the two key themes of the Jewish Question: understanding the defining features of Jewish identity (III) and the pervasiveness of antisemitism in Western culture (IV).

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)89-104
Número de páginas16
PublicaciónTheory, Culture and Society
Volumen41
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - may. 2024
Publicado de forma externa

Huella

Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'The Jews Killed Moses: Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Question'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto