Psychoanalysis Modern and Post-Modern
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In the inevitable comparisons between philosophy and literature, the lat ter often ends up in the secondary and subordinate position: as the field where philosophical concepts are “ illustrated,” as the diluted and popular ized handmaiden of “ pure reason.” Freud, among others, understood, how ever, that literature also serves the preemptive function of a divining-rod for the issues and processes that will find what Hegel termed a “stilles A b b ild ” a quiescent image in philosophical conceptualization. In its at times disor derly intuitions, literature may usurp the seminal and anticipatory role in the chicken-and-egg dialogue between the two discourses.