Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Money Wisdom #192

"The psychoanalytical theory of time, as Freud saw, must take as its point of departure Kant's doctrine that time does not pertain to things in themselves out there but is a form of perception of the human mind. This Copernican revolution makes time a psychological, not an ontological, problem, and therefore a problem for psychoanalysis. It also, as Schopenhauer saw, 'opens up the possibility of man's emancipation from the tyranny of time......

...... 'In the id there is nothing corresponding to the idea of time'. If therefore, we go beyond Freud, and speculate seriously on the possibility of a consciousness not based on repression but conscious of what now is unconscious, then its follows a priori that such a consciousness would not be in time but in eternity.'

Norman O Brown Life against Death - The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History (1959) p.94

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