This thesis aims to juxtapose Freud's and Schopenhauer's doctrines, in the hopes of reaching a richer understanding of both thinkers. Both Freud and Schopenhauer believed that the way we viewed the world and ourselves was lacking, to a certain extent even distorted, and that such lack was due to our constitutional focus on ourselves, a focus developed from the absolute need for self-preservation. They both also called for a truer less distorted form of knowledge, a knowledge that could reach the essence of ourselves and therefore of the world. This thesis attempts to bring those two daring minds closer together in order for such a mutual augmentation to occur. The focal point of contact between the two will be the experience of art.
MA in Philosophy
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(2018).The experience of art: Between Arthur Schopenhauer and Sigmund Freud [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Hammad, Sarah. The experience of art: Between Arthur Schopenhauer and Sigmund Freud. 2018. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.