Schopenhauer, Heine, Freud: Dreams and Dream-Theories in Nineteenth-century Germany

@article{Robertson2001SchopenhauerHF,
  title={Schopenhauer, Heine, Freud: Dreams and Dream-Theories in Nineteenth-century Germany},
  author={R. Robertson},
  journal={Psychoanalysis and History},
  year={2001},
  volume={3},
  pages={28-38}
}
  • R. Robertson
  • Published 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Psychoanalysis and History
There is a long-standing distinction between trivial and significant (often prophetic) dreams, which Freud annuls. For him, all dreams are meaningful but what they signify is bodily desire. This approach to dreams goes back to the Enlightenment and was developed by Heine, whose importance for Freud's theory of dreams is argued here. The other approach, crediting at least some dreams with the power of revelation, was favoured in various versions, by the Romantics and by Schopenhauer. Despite… Expand
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