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Is civilization really a good thing? [closed]

According to Bertrand Russell Change is one thing, progress is another. Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. Sigmund Freud ...
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Freud's tripartite linguistic play

Maria Walsh in her book Art and Psychoanalysis says: Uncanny sensations are triggered in the present by the creepy evocation of a past that the subject has repressed, a past that should have ...
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negative Oedipus complex

The following paragraph is from "Art and Psychoanalysis" by Maria Walsh. Is it referring to "the negative Oedipus complex"? Text: The Oedipus conflict has to do with the boy child’s desire for the ...
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Did Freud really suggest translating the manifest into the latent to interpret it?

Is the bold section of the following text correct about Freud's hypothesis? Does it mean to use the manifest dream thoughts in order to find the meaning of the latent ones? According to Derrida, ...
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Is there a need to get oneself sufficiently familiar with Freud in order to understand Anti-Oedipus?

As in title. I'm relatively familiar with Deleuze’s early works on Nietzsche and Spinoza, but have not yet ventured in the D&G zone. From a secondary source I learned that Anti-Oedipus can be ...
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Why Freud and Nietzsche works are often compared?

I heard many times¹ Freud and Nietzsche named together, but I personally fail to understand a deep and detailed analogy between the two, beside the fact that both were revolutionary in their work, ...