Schopenhauer and Freud

Atzert, Stephan (2012). Schopenhauer and Freud. In Bart Vandenabeele (Ed.), A companion to Schopenhauer (pp. 317-332) Malden, MA, United States: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781444347579

Author Atzert, Stephan
Title of chapter Schopenhauer and Freud
Title of book A companion to Schopenhauer
Place of Publication Malden, MA, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781444347579
Open Access Status
Year available 2011
Series Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
ISBN 9781405171038
Editor Bart Vandenabeele
Volume number 49
Chapter number 21
Start page 317
End page 332
Total pages 16
Total chapters 25
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter discusses Schopenhauer’s influence on Freud and shows that it resulted in a very distinct semantic and linguistic imprint in Freud’s writings. Initially, the most relevant secondary works are presented and the intellectual atmosphere of Freud’s formative years is sketched, in order to determine the historical role of Schopenhauer’s philosophy for Freud and his peers and mentors. This first part also provides an appreciation of Schopenhauer’s approach to mental illness. Then acknowledged and unacknowledged references to Schopenhauer in Freud’s writings will be discussed in three case studies.
Keyword Schopenhauer's context and legacy
Schopenhauer's influence on Freud
Zentner's Die Flucht ins Vergessen
Schopenhauer's psychological insights
Schopenhauer's visits to the Charité
Case Study I, Jokes and… the Unconscious
Freud, unresolved contradiction in psychoanalytic theory
Schopenhauer, changing fortunes of life, as pleasure and pain
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published Online: 30 NOV 2011.

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