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Classical Myth and PsychoanalysisAncient and Modern Stories of the Self$
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Vanda Zajko and Ellen O'Gorman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.001.0001

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Freud’s Empedocles: The Future of a Dualism

Freud’s Empedocles: The Future of a Dualism

(p.21) 2 Freud’s Empedocles: The Future of a Dualism
Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis

Bruce M. King

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role played by Empedocles in the development of Freud's thought. It focuses in particular on the ideas surrounding the death drive in his late work Analysis Terminable and Interminable.

Keywords:   empedocles, freud, death drive, reception, ancient philosophy

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