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Sigmund Freud on Dreams - Dictionary of Arguments

Ricoeur I 101
Dream/Freud/Ricoeur: The thesis that the dream has a meaning is primarily a polemical thesis that Freud defends on two fronts:
a) On the one hand, it is opposed to any conception that considers the dream to be a random game of ideas, a remnant of spiritual life, where only the lack of meaning would be problematic: to speak of the meaning of the dream here means to declare that it is an intelligible, even intellectual activity of man; to understand it means to make the experience of intelligibility.
b) On the other hand, the thesis is opposed to any hasty organic explanation of the dream; it states that the dream narrative can always be replaced by another narrative, including semantics and syntax, and that these two narratives can be compared with each other like one text with another; Freud even compares (...) this relationship from text to text with the relationship of an original to its translation (...).
(...) the interpretation [moves] from a less understandable sense to a more understandable one; the same must apply to the analogy of the picture puzzle, which belongs to the same circle of relationships, the relationship of dark text to clear text. >Sense/Ricoeur, >Interpretation/Ricoeur, >Symptom/Freud.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Freud I
S. Freud
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse Hamburg 2011

Ricoeur I
Paul Ricoeur
De L’interprétation. Essai sur Sigmund Freud
German Edition:
Die Interpretation. Ein Versuch über Freud Frankfurt/M. 1999

Ricoeur II
Paul Ricoeur
Interpretation theory: discourse and the surplus of meaning Fort Worth 1976


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