Much ado about science
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Science, at least since it has lost its association with the liberal arts, has been apotheosized continuously. The scientific enterprise claims and has gained a status that in the Western world has given much traction to its endeavours. As Freud worked and theorized his understanding of his treatment of the mind, he constructed what is best described as a theory of practice, a concept to be considered more fully later on; specifically, a theory of psychoanalytic practice. This was Freud’s aim but he never actually achieved it and left the major project of a scientific psychology aside to give his time and attention to the aetiology of the neuroses. The knowledge he tried to gain was considered distinct from its application. Most important because the defining characteristic of a theory of practice is that one of its components is a practical goal.