Lacan recommends reading Kierkegaard, an author who Freud has not cited at all, which invites us to a transdisciplinary experience on the notion of repetition, as an element of the unconscious mind, in an attempt to provide greater philosophical depth to Sigmund Freud. Our starting point is Kierkegaard's question whether repetition is actually possible. For pre-Socratics, it was not possible since the world was immobile for them, while for Heraclitus, the world was in a continuous dialectical state of becoming, which anticipated Hegel, a philosopher Lacan has studied thoroughly. For Kierkegaard, repetition is life itself. Nasio shows us two types of repetition: the healthy one and the pathological one, an issue that we hereby try to elucidate. We can liberate ourselves from repetition by elaborating through reviviscence, synthesis of the pre-Socratic immobility and the Heraclitian.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,791
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Freud y Lacan.Louis Althusser - 1967 - Ideas Y Valores 17 (27):53.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Søren Kierkegaard’s Repetition. Existence in Motion.Ionuț Alexandru Bârliba - 2014 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 1 (1):23-49.
Resistance and Repetition: Freud and Hegel.Rebecca Comay - 2015 - Research in Phenomenology 45 (2):237-266.
Apotheosis of Actuality: Kierkegaard’s Poetic Life.S. Montgomery Ewegen - 2010 - Continental Philosophy Review 43 (4):509-523.
Ritual, Routine and Regime: Repetition in Early Modern British and European Cultures.Lorna Clymer (ed.) - 2006 - Published by the University of Toronto Press in Association with the Ucla Center for Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
Repetition in Kierkegaard and Freud.George J. Stack - 1977 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 58 (3):249.


Added to PP index

Total views
4 ( #1,220,405 of 58,749 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #546,862 of 58,749 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes