The Sigmund Freud monument and park in Vienna in Summer 2017. Until 1990, when the inscription below the letters Psi and Alpha, which Freud used to abbreviate “psychoanalysis”, was finally corrected, it read: “The voice of REASON (“Vernunft”) is a soft one”. However, Freud wrote: “The voice of INTELLECT (“Intellekt”) is a soft one, but it does not rest till it gains a hearing. Finally, after countless succession of rebuffs, it succeeds. This is one of the few points on which one may be optimistic about the future of mankind, but it is in itself a point of no small importance. And from it on can derive other hopes. The primacy of the intellect lies, it is true, in a distant, distant future, but probably not in an infinitely distant one” (The Future of an Illusion, 1927 – p.53). How the substitution of REASON for INTELLECT come about, no one knows. The memorial was unveiled in 1985, 100 years after Sigmund Freud was appointed “Privatdozent” by the University of Vienna. The stela is located right next to the University in the park named after the famous professor.

The Sigmund Freud monument and park in Vienna in Summer 2017. Until 1990, when the inscription below the letters Psi and Alpha, which Freud used to abbreviate "psychoanalysis", was finally corrected, it read: "The voice of REASON ("Vernunft") is a soft one". However, Freud wrote: "The voice of INTELLECT ("Intellekt") is a soft one, but it does not rest till it gains a hearing. Finally, after countless succession of rebuffs, it succeeds. This is one of the few points on which one may be optimistic about the future of mankind, but it is in itself a point of no small importance. And from it on can derive other hopes. The primacy of the intellect lies, it is true, in a distant, distant future, but probably not in an infinitely distant one" (The Future of an Illusion, 1927 - p.53). How the substitution of REASON for INTELLECT come about, no one knows. The memorial was unveiled in 1985, 100 years after Sigmund Freud was appointed "Privatdozent" by the University of Vienna. The stela is located right next to the University in the park named after the famous professor.

The Sigmund Freud monument and park in Vienna in Summer 2017. Until 1990, when the inscription below the letters Psi and Alpha, which Freud used to abbreviate “psychoanalysis”, was finally corrected, it read: “The voice of REASON (“Vernunft”) is a soft one”. However, Freud wrote: “The voice of INTELLECT (“Intellekt”) is a soft one, but it does not rest till it gains a hearing. Finally, after countless succession of rebuffs, it succeeds. This is one of the few points on which one may be optimistic about the future of mankind, but it is in itself a point of no small importance. And from it on can derive other hopes. The primacy of the intellect lies, it is true, in a distant, distant future, but probably not in an infinitely distant one” (The Future of an Illusion, 1927 – p.53). How the substitution of REASON for INTELLECT come about, no one knows. The memorial was unveiled in 1985, 100 years after Sigmund Freud was appointed “Privatdozent” by the University of Vienna. The stela is located right next to the University in the park named after the famous professor.

Nino Loss
Hi, I'm Nino, an unbridled foodnik blogging from Vienna, the city of dreams and Sigmund Freud. I'm cooking up a therapy with recipes and stories from Viennese cuisine and its eclectic influences – Jewish, Italian, Hungarian, Bohemian... – with an armchair psychoanalytical twist.

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