The rediscovery of the via regia to the unconscious. Freud reader of plato.

Author/s Marco Solinas
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/4 Language Italian
Pages 30 P. 539-568 File size 154 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2012-004002
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Starting with the reference to "Plato’s dictum" that Freud added in the second last page of the first edition of The Interpretation of Dreams (1900), the author explains the convergences between the conception of dreams expounded by Plato in The Republic and Freud’s fundamental insights. The analysis of bibliographic sources used by Freud, and of his interests, allows us to make the hypotheses that Freud not only omitted the acknowledgment of Plato’s theoretical genealogy of "the via regia [royal road] to the unconscious", but also the possibility that The Republic constituted a tacit source of inspiration for the composition of The Interpretations of Dreams.

Keywords: Freud, Plato, dream, unconscious, historiography

Marco Solinas, La riscoperta della via regia. Freud lettore di platone in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 4/2012, pp 539-568, DOI: 10.3280/PU2012-004002