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Freud's Horse-drawn Carriage

I recently heard Freud’s theory of the human psyche conceptualized in a new way. There are different forces acting in one’s mind; these are understood as the id, ego and superego. 204 altre parole


The Dead Secret--Wilkie Collins (1857)

My (very slow) journey through the complete works of Wilkie Collins continued this weekend with The Dead Secret (1857). This was Collins’s fourth published novel, the one right before he hit the big time with… 1.495 altre parole

Boo: The Things Parents Don’t Know Are Often The Most Important

I’ll admit it: I was one of those children who tried to memorized the Periodic Table.

Today, there are 118 elements on the list. In the 1980s, when I was a kid, there were 108, and ten years before that, there were 106. 926 altre parole


Bears, Goats, and Strawberries l'ha ribloggato su bears, goats, and strawberries e ha commentato:

As the twin who never received an invitation; today at 41 I still have never had a friend in the united States of America. It gets old; I can see why people commit suicide. It's not selfish; it's I can't take your American treatment of humans that never did a bad thing to you anymore. Truth. What friends or family. You know I work, because I will not live your disgusting lifestyle. You sit around like vultures waiting for what you can steal of my hard work; leaving me to practically live on fucking air alone. Name one of you assholes that has ever fucking had a job. Not your "lies"; a real fucking job? One of you liars text me, and tell me you did something in your pathetic life besides steal from me. One of you. You fucking can't can you?

Heard of DID before?

DID, MPD, Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder is not a real mental condition, is what many people may think, or may have heard from today’s media and even mental disorder professionals. 598 altre parole


A Parallel Aporia in Freud and Nietzsche's Theories of Creativity

Nietzsche and Freud’s respective discussions of creativity are based in its relation to human suffering and sexuality. Their assessments of creative endeavor in the texts discussed here manifest, in different ways, a profound distinction between art, and its accompanying eroticism as, on the one hand, constructive, civilizing and reproductive and, on the other, destructive, barbaric and perverse. 2.904 altre parole

Critical Theory

Abstract Art & The Unconscious

Image Credit: Composition 8: Wassily Kandinsky.

Hermann Rorschach’s inkblot personality test was widely discredited for its subjectivity and its difficulty to use empirically. The idea, to present the subject with an abstract form and ask them to describe what they see, was a testing program rooted in psychoanalytic theory. 727 altre parole


So Freud was walking down the street when he saw a banana peel....

Freud and the Banana

The other morning I had a Freudian slip that got me thinking a few funny thoughts about my Main Man of Neuroses.  518 altre parole

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