Search icone
Search and publish your papers
Our Guarantee
We guarantee quality.
Find out more!

Nietzsche and Freud on the “Oceanic Feeling”

Or download with : a doc exchange

About the author

Film Production, Writing Tutor
General public

About the document

Published date
documents in English
8 pages
General public
0 times
Validated by
0 Comment
Rate this document
  1. Introduction
  2. Review
  3. Conclusion

It is indisputable that Nietzsche was a major influence on Freud's theories on psychoanalysis. Specifically within Freud's Civilization and its Discontents, and Nietzsche's essay ?Schopenhauer as Educator,? there are clearly shared opinions on, for example, the necessity of examination and self-reflection, the mass-suffering observed as a form of neurosis, and comments on the suffocation of communal life. It is, in fact, the topic of suffering that I will focus on within this essay: I will clearly lay out each figure's categorical organization of his take on human suffering as I have discovered them, I will point out the clear overlaps and agreements in the systems. I will also show that, where the two systems do not match up, they can in fact be represented together in such a way that each adds to and complements the other. Finally, I will argue that, from those very descriptions of where each differs from the other, we can see that each figure's preferred area of focus reveals about him his corresponding pessimistic (Freud) and more-so optimistic (Nietzsche) view on humanity.

Recent documents in humanities/philosophy category

Gay rights as viewed by the utilitarianism theory

 Philosophy & literature   |  Humanities/philosophy   |  Presentation   |  09/14/2016   |   .doc   |   5 pages

Rene Descartes v. Thomas Nagel: perspectives on the mind and consciousness

 Philosophy & literature   |  Humanities/philosophy   |  Book review   |  09/09/2016   |   .doc   |   2 pages