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By Angus Nicholls

On account that Freud's earliest psychoanalytic theorization round the starting of the 20 th century, the idea that of the subconscious has exerted an important effect upon psychoanalysis and psychology, and literary, severe and social concept. but, sooner than Freud, the concept that of the subconscious already possessed a fancy family tree in nineteenth-century German philosophy and literature, starting with the aftermath of Kant's serious philosophy and the origins of German idealism, and increasing into the discourses of romanticism and past. regardless of the numerous key thinkers who contributed to the Germanic discourses at the subconscious, the English-speaking global is still relatively ignorant of this background and its impression upon the origins of psychoanalysis. Bringing jointly a suite of specialists within the fields of German reports, Continental Philosophy, the background and Philosophy of technology, and the historical past of Psychoanalysis, this quantity examines some of the theorizations, representations, and changes gone through via the idea that of the subconscious in nineteenth-century German suggestion.

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Dora Schmitz, 2 vols. (London: George Bell and Sons, 1877), vol. II, 371; Der Briefwechsel zwischen Schiller und Goethe in den Jahren 1794 bis 1805, ed. Manfred Beetz, 2 vols. (Munich: Goldmann, 2005), vol. I, 851. ] Correspondence between Schiller and Goethe, vol. II, 372; Briefwechsel zwischen Schiller und Goethe, vol. I, 852. 49 For further discussion of Schiller’s use of the psychological concept of the unconscious in his writings with specific reference to The Robbers (Die Räuber, 1777–80; pub.

W. Riemer, August 5, 1810, in Werke: Weimarer Ausgabe, ed. Johann Ludwig Gustav von Loeper, Erich Schmidt, and Paul Raabe, 4 parts, 133 vols. in 143 (Weimar: Böhlau, 1887–1919), Anhang: Gespräche, vol. II, 324 (hereafter cited as WA, followed by part, volume and page numbers). [All unser redlichstes Bemühn / Glückt nur im unbewußten Momente], Goethe, HA, I: 325. 12 For further discussion of Goethe’s therapeutic ambitions and as an exponent of Lebenskunst, see Frank Nager, Goethe: Der heilkundige Dichter (Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig: Insel, 1994); and John Armstrong, Love, Life, Goethe: How To Be Happy in an Imperfect World (London: Allen Lane, 2006).

W. J. Mountain (Turnholti: Brepols, 1968), 325. 17 See Confessions, book 11. 18 See Objectiones Quartæ, “Quartæ Responsiones,” 345, in Descartes, Œuvres, vol. VII, 246. 19 Friedrich Seifert, “Psychologie. Metaphysik der Seele,” Mensch und Charakter, Handbuch der Philosophie, Abteilung III, ed. Alfred Baeumler and Manfred Schröter (Munich and Berlin: Oldenbourg, 1931), 72–85. See also Kenneth Dewhurst and Nigel Reeves, “The Emergence of the Psychological Sciences,” in their edition of Friedrich Schiller, Medicine, Psychology and Literature (Oxford: Sandford Publications, 1978), 109–41.

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