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By Sigmund Freud

Although it has now fallen out of style between many practitioners and students, Freud's notion of psychoanalysis—an process that focuses totally on hostile occasions in early formative years and irrational drives which are triumph over through prolonged speak therapy—was and is still drastically influential, not just within the realm of psychology, but additionally within the greater tradition. This quantity deals a entire evaluation of psychoanalysis from the viewpoint of the field's author.

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Nietzsche: Active Interpretation  For Nietzsche, metaphysics projectively replaces difference with opposition (, §). Opposition itself presumes negation and lack. Selfpreservation conceived on a conventional hunger model is for Nietzsche a logic of negation and opposition, in which pleasure is the opposite of pain. His rethinking of pleasure as pain is intrinsic to his critique of conventional hunger models of unconscious processes. Thus his eventual rejection of the opposition of life and death.

Freud’s creation of an allegedly nonmetaphysical discipline that was both scientific and interpretive did not specifically take into account the forgotten relations between metaphysics, science, and interpretation. From Heidegger’s point of view, even Nietzsche’s demystification of science, which demonstrated its genealogical roots in Platonism and produced a rigorous practice of interpretation, finally did not engage the forgetting of being. Heidegger’s account of the forgetting of being in modern science and philosophy leads to a rethinking of interpretation itself as the condition of thought.

Subsequently, dreams depend upon perceptual identity for their tension relieving effect. In other words, perceptual identity eliminates a difference in time—if I see the tension relieving object now, it creates the same equilibrium now as it did then. In Nietzsche’s terms, the dream creates the intertwined privileging of tension relief and identity, which are the bases of the metaphysics of consciousness. The dream, one can say, is itself an instance of the registration and repudiation of difference, in that it depends upon, but eliminates, the reality of an unconscious differentiating process.

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