Sigmund Freud's Philosophy Of The Self

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The philosophy of the self is a topic that both past and present philosophers have had many debates over. Some philosophers believe the self is embedded in the soul, which is argued to be immortal, immaterial, changeable or unchangeable. Some philosophers have had very similar ideas about what the self is, and some philosophers have had extremely bizarre ideas that others have not even come close to. Some of Sigmund Freud 's philosophies introduce new ideas about civilization, psychoanalysis, and religion involving common senses. Although some of the things he addresses with these concepts seem logical, there are still some issues that Freud tends to ignore about these ideas. In this paper, I am going to address some of the issues with Sigmund Freud 's philosophy on the self, but more specifically, his philosophy on civilization, it’s purposes, and it’s interaction with psychoanalysis and religion.
Freud believed civilization is a whole sum of achievements and regulations, which distinguish our lives. This perspective on civilization is easy to agree with, but the more descriptive this definition becomes, the
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Also, Freud’s philosophy on civilization is too bizarre for a lot of people to believe it to be true. Professors and philosophers have found flaws in Sigmund Freud’s philosophy that cannot be ignored. Although there are some problems in his philosophy, “Freud was one of the most influential people of the twentieth century and his enduring legacy has influenced not only psychology, but art, literature and even the way people bring up their children” (McLeod). Even thought his philosophy on civilization, it’s purposes, and it’s interaction with psychoanalysis and religion are seen by some as untrue because they are incomplete or not proven by science, many people are still massively influenced by him

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