Freud and Nietzsche, A Construction of Self Essay by JPWrite

Freud and Nietzsche, A Construction of Self
An exploration and critical evaluation of the construction of the self as viewed by Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche.
# 66115 | 2,011 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 29, 2006 in Psychology (Freud) , Philosophy (General) , Linguistics (General)

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This paper evaluates and compares the philosophical point of view, as expressed by famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, of the construction of the self with that of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytical point of view regarding the construction of the self. The paper concludes with a look at how each of these famous men contributed to the field of meta-psychology and by pointing out the urgency of developing a a common understandable language for this field.

From the Paper:

"Although Friedrich Nietzche the famous German Rhetorician and Philosophical Language writer was never truly involved in psychoanalysis per se, his commentaries upon the use of linguistics do become important in the definition self for our purposes. For example, his many works concerning the meaning of truth not only deeply troubled the man and contributed to his early retirement from a prestigious university position they likewise created concerns for others in many and varied professions. The profession of teaching, on whatever level and the Medical Professions both physical and mental are good examples of the applications of his philosophies."

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