Freud and Subsequent Developments
In his Autobiography in 1925 Freud wrote: Looking back. then, over the patchwork of my life's labours, I can say that I have made many beginnings and thrown out many suggestions. Something will come of them in the future, though I cannot myself tell whether it will be much or little. I can, however, express a hope that I have opened up a pathway for an important advance in our knowledge.l78
said. It has been shown above that his thought underwent many changes in the course of his life; perhaps it is easiest to begin with a resume of his development.