Rational Conscious Vs Irrational Unconscious

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The intellectual concerns of late nineteenth century Europe was built around the notions such as rational and irrational or as Nietzsche states, Apollonian and Dionysian. Europe was entering a new intellectual phase of questioning logic and imagination. Controversial topics such as religion and science were now being targeted in the Apollonian and Dionysian theories. Sigmund Freud constructs his own myths on the topic of logic and imagination when referring to dreams. Philologist Friedrich Nietzsche and psychologist Sigmund Freud both analyzed the theory of the conscious rational and the unconscious irrational theory. While Nietzsche revels in the Dionysian theory, Freud approaches the topic strategically. Freud and Nietzsche both agree... View More »

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The presence of Apollo was shielding, while the entrance of Dionysus shook the senses. Dionysian is what underlined Greek tragedy. Dionysian is internal so, true redemption could not be found without it. Dionysian rises beyond the consciousness, and engrossing in Dionysian one reaches Primordial Unity. Nietzsche does indicate that both concepts are intertwined. That without Apollo’s revelation the essence of Dionysus can’t be obtained. When both these concepts are entwined, that’s the occurrence of real tragic art. Mythology runs Nietzsche’s theories and arguments; rather Freud concerns himself with psychological aspect.
Sigmund Freud, “On Dreams”, discusses the same concept. What are the underlying motives of dreams? Are dreams appearances of our will, or they merely appearances that occurred in our daily activities. Freud had a strategized approach when discussing what dreams. He two discusses the illogical with logical, or rational with irrational. Like Nietzsche he sees dreams as a visual experience. He states that dreams “think” in perception and appearance (Freud, 6). He also assesses the “significance of dreams” and if dreams declare “liberation of the spirit from the power of external nature” (Freud, 6). But unlike Nietzsche Freud doesn’t engulf himself in just the mythologies of dreams, he goes through analysis of the “psychical significance” of a dream and its “relation” to the “mental” process (Freud, 6). He targets the dynamic of the dreaming and waking state, the conscious and unconscious mind. He’s battling the same concept that Nietzsche was the rational ...

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