Freud's dream of the double
While the motif of the double serves a prominent role in Freud's writings from early on, this essay is an examination of the determinative power of the double in two key texts, texts in which specific, new sets doubles emerge for the first time in Freud's career. Totem and Taboo features a double that manifests itself primarily in the form of ambivalence. Beyond the Pleasure Principle features a double that manifests itself primarily in the form of a very peculiar conflict that also entails complicity.
Seitz, B. (2014). Freud's dream of the double. Continental Philosophy Review 47 (2), pp. 177-193.
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