Plato, Nietzsche, and Sublimation
Phronimon 3 (1):1-21 (2001)
In this paper I aim to refute the claim that Plato and Nietzsche are at opposite poles regarding the treatment of the non-rational elements of the soul, and argue that, instead, they share a complex and psychologically rich view of the role of reason towards the appetites and the emotions. My argument makes use of the Freudian distinction between sublimation, i.e. the re-channelling of certain undesirable appetitive and emotional forces towards more beneficial ends, and repression. I show that both Plato and Nietzsche argue in favour of sublimation and against repression of the non-rational elements of the soul.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
From Nature in Love: The Problem of Subjectivity in Adorno and Freudian Psychoanalysis. [REVIEW]Sara Beardsworth - 2007 - Continental Philosophy Review 40 (4):365-387.
Inspiration, Sublimation and Speech.Clayton Crockett - 2008 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15 (2):62-71.
Nietzsche's Denial of Opposites.Steven D. Weiss - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:261-305.
Interstices of the Sublime: Theology and Psychoanalytic Theory.Clayton Crockett - 2007 - Fordham University Press.
A Model Sophist: Nietzsche on Protagoras and Thucydides.Joel E. Mann & Getty L. Lustila - 2011 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 42 (1):51-72.
Elemental Translations: From Friedrich Nietzsche and Luce Irigaray.Claudia Baracchi - 2005 - Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):219-248.
Toward a New Aristocracy : Nietzsche Contra Plato on the Role of a Warrior Elite.Michael Allen Gillespie - 2009 - In Jeffrey A. Metzger (ed.), Nietzsche, Nihilism, and the Philosophy of the Future. Continuum.
The Concept of Unified Agency in Nietzsche, Plato, and Schiller.Paul Katsafanas - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (1):87-113.
What Does Nietzsche Owe Thucydides?Scott Jenkins - 2011 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 42 (1):32-50.
Nietzsche's New Grounding of the Metaphysical: Sensuousness and the Subversion of Plato and Platonism.Marylou Sena - 2004 - Research in Phenomenology 34 (1):139-159.
Nietzsche Contra Freud on Bad Conscience.Donovan Miyasaki - 2010 - Nietzsche-Studien 39 (1):434-454.
Ordering the Psyche Polytic: Choices of Inner Regime for Plato and Nietzsche.Graham Parkes - 1991 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 2:53-77.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads30 ( #170,981 of 2,169,155 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #345,573 of 2,169,155 )
How can I increase my downloads?