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Brief about Peter Gay: By info that we know Peter Gay was born at 1923-06-20. And also Peter Gay is American Historian.

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There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence.

Tags: Able, Sense, Small

Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word.

Tags: Historian, Using, Word

My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal, as developed by Freud, is largely right.

Tags: Animal, Human, Picture

My definition of modernism took a while to develop.

Tags: Develop, Took, While

People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself.

Tags: Forget, Reason, Thinking

What interests me, and has always interested me, has been modernism.

Tags: Interested, Interests, Modernism

And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically.

Tags: History, Strong, Understand

To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon, To be able to understand that someone you disagree with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree.

Tags: Able, Someone, Understand
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