This chapter presents a brief background on Sigmund Freud and his development of the method of psychoanalysis. Freud compared his theory to that of Copernicus, who had shown that the Earth was not at the centre of the universe. The chapter argues that the ‘Copernican revolution’ means that psychoanalysis decentres the conscious mind, the ego, showing that it acts not according to rational principles which it has thought out, but because of the unconscious, which in some ways is unknown, but which overrules the conscious mind.

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